Prince Harry and his wife’s recent bombshell interview has left tongues wagging. Now, one source has revealed how the royal’s brother and sister-in-law have reacted to Harry's claims.
On Sunday, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry shared some shocking revelations while being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for a CBS special. The Royal Family said they would deal with the claims privately.
A Us Weekly source has revealed how Harry’s older brother, Prince William, and his wife, Duchess Kate, have reacted to the bombshell interview. The insider claimed:
“William and Kate were in total shock after hearing what Meghan and Harry said.”
Prince William and Duchess of Kate during their visit to Keech Hospice Care on August 24, 2016, in Luton, England | Photo: Eddie Keogh - WPA Pool/Getty Images
The informant even shared what had allegedly shocked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the most. Markle's revelation that she became suicidal while living with the Royal Family surprised the Cambridges.
William and his wife were also shocked by the claims that a Royal Family member questioned the Sussexes' son Archie’s possibly dark skin color. The publication's source also shared:
“William and Kate knew about some of their troubles with palace aides, but nothing to this extent.”
During her interview with Winfrey, Markle shared how she’d contemplated suicide while pregnant with Archie. She entertained the brutal thought because of the constant negative media coverage from the UK press.
Harry’s wife also noted how a Royal Family member shared their concern over how dark her child’s skin would be when he was born. The Royal Family allegedly opted to forgo giving the boy a title because of his race.
Us Weekly’s insider also claimed that Middleton and William felt horrible; however, they wished the Sussexes hadn’t tried to take down the Royal Family through their television interview.
The source said the Cambridges felt Harry and Markle could’ve spoken in private about their issues. Katie Nicholl, a royal expert, said William was “devastated” by his brother’s tell-all interview.
Nicholl speculated how the Duke of Cambridge would hate having his wife dragged into this drama. Markle happened to mention Middleton's negative behavior concerning her 2018 wedding day.
Daniela Relph said the palace wasn’t going to feel pressured into speaking up about the Sussex’s claims.
One of the claims made by the Sussexes was that the Royal Family refused to help Markle with mental health issues. She said when she reached out for help, the family said they didn’t want bad press.
This week, the Royal Family allegedly had a crisis meeting with senior members about the interview. Daniela Relph, a BBC royal correspondent, gave some insight into Buckingham Palace's stance.
She said the palace wasn’t going to feel pressured into speaking up about the Sussexes' claims. Relph also noted how Middleton had tried to be a peacemaker in the past between her husband and his brother.