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Prince William Is 'Devastated,' Prince Charles Despaired Over Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Interview

Prince William Is 'Devastated,' Prince Charles Despaired Over Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Interview

A royal expert is speaking out after talking to sources about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s sit down with Oprah Winfrey, Oprah with Meghan and Harry, which aired this past weekend.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET, “William is devastated by this interview. Don’t forget that the Duchess of Cambridge [Kate Middleton] is being dragged into this whole saga and William will hate that and of course, relationship between father and son is of course at an all-time low.”

Katie continued, “I think that the idea that Kate’s being dragged into this will be upsetting for Kate who behind the scenes has tried really hard to be a peacemaker between William and Harry. She has been deeply saddened by the brothers’ falling out. Don’t forget she was incredibly close to Harry herself.”

Harry has said time is a healer and it is,” she added. “But I think there are so many raw emotions here, that it’s far too early to talk about any kind of family reunion.”

Harry was born in a very different role than William – he was born the spare, William the heir,” she continued. “William has always known what his duty and birthright has been. I’m sure there’s times when he’s resented the establishment he’s born into and there’s been times he’s kicked back at it. … There are times certainly when William has struggled with his birthright, but to suggest that he’s trapped in the institution, I don’t think it’s true and I don’t think it’s probably Harry’s place to say in any case.”

You can see what Prince Harry said about the state of his relationship with his dad and his brother right here.

Click inside to see what the royal expert said about Prince Charles after Prince Harry spoke extensively about their strained relationship…

Prince Charles was “despairing over the interview.”

“There came a point where Charles simply didn’t want to hear anymore what Harry and Meghan were proposing,” Nicholl added. “Instead, he asked him to put in an email, something Harry didn’t want to do because he was convinced it would leak and Harry was absolutely right. It did leak to the press and that’s why he took matters into his own hands.”

Charles certainly does not come out a winner in all of this,” she added. “Harry has said he felt let down by his father. It must have been a very difficult thing for Harry to say publicly, but even a difficult thing for Prince Charles to hear. … Certainly, in the run-up to the wedding, Charles was supportive of them. He was thrilled on the day to walk Meghan down the aisle. He and his son, Meghan and [his wife] Camilla, had a close relationship at that time that Charles invited them to come stay with them at the castle in Scotland — a privilege that not many people are afforded. So, this closeness quickly turned into resentment and detachment when Charles wouldn’t sit down and discuss what Harry and Meghan wanted for the future on the phone and that’s when we understand the relationship unraveled. But for Charles to hear that he felt let down by Harry will be very, very painful indeed.”

A body language expert spoke out about which family member Harry seemed most angry with during the interview.

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