PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have “single-handedly modernised” the British monarchy, according to a source close to the couple.
The insider spoke to CNN amid the fallout of comments made by the Duke of Sussex about his older brother William in the explosive ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have ‘single-handedly modernised’ the British royal family, a source said
The source slammed the media response to his remarks as “hysteria” insisting the siblings have been in touch with each other.
On his relationship with Wills, Harry said: “We dont see each other as much as we used to because were so busy.
But I love him dearly and the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.
The source said Harry and Meghan have “single-handedly modernised” the royal family.
They said the palace is “full of people afraid of and inexperienced at how to best help and harness and deploy the value of the royal couple”.
Royal insiders yesterday revealed William is “worried” about the pair – who appeared vulnerable – and hoped they “are all right”.
But today the source close to Harry and Meghan said the prince had always talked openly about his mental health.
Pals close to the prince praised his answers to the question about his brother as tactful and truthful, whereas others suggested he should have denied any spat or declined to give a response.
And this source told CNN he gave a candid and honest answer, adding any sibling would be concerned, hitting out at the public and royal response.
It has been reported theprinces spoke to each other privately after the documentary aired and the apparent confirmation of the distance between the two was revealed.
Sources told The Times “they would have been in touch”, and a line had been drawn in the fallout of Harry’s remarks on his sibling relationship.
Adding: “These are conversations that should take place privately. It is not a topic to play out in public.”
Asked if he felt Meghan was under similar pressure to Diana, he replied: You slightly hit the nail on the head.
Everything she went through and that happened to her is incredibly raw, every single day and thats not me being paranoid.
Thats me just not wanting a repeat of the past.
But another source close to the brothers said: William has a more nuanced view. He hated the topless pictures of Kate but accepts you have to live with the press. He knows Diana allowed the press too close and co-operated with them.
So you have these two competing narratives and its making relations fractious.”
It is understood the Queen would have been “a little bit dismayed” by the broadcast of personal relationship details to the public, the Daily Telegraph reports.
But a Buckingham Palace spokesman wouldn’t comment on any private conversations the Monarch may have had with her grandsons.
Within hours of airing Palace sources were playing down suggestions William was furious with Harry over the documentary.
One said: Anybody who watched it would feel compassion and concern.
As Harry has said, he knows his brother is there for him. They have been on different paths for many months.
But there is no anger between them.
Pals close to Prince Harry praised his answers to the question about his brother as tactful and truthful
Palace insiders yesterday then revealed Prince William was ‘worried’ about the pair
Prince Harry said he and his brother, William, are on different paths