Prince Harry will struggle to ‘heal wounds’ as Charles & William fear chats will ‘immediately leak’, royal expert warns


PRINCE Harry will struggle to “heal the wounds” with his family as Charles and William fear any conversations they have with him will “immediately leak”, an expert has claimed.

Royal commentator Phil Dampier said it will be difficult for Harry’s loved ones to speak openly to him after details of private conversations were leaked.

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Charles and William will struggle to trust Harry after details of private conversations leaked, a royal expert claims

It’s understood William and Charles chose to speak to the Duke of Sussex together after Philip’s funeral over concerns the chat could be “misconstrued”.

And Mr Dampier said: “One of Charles and Williams’ big fears is that whatever discussions they have with Harry are immediately leaked.

“They will be worried that if they get into any great detail, the next thing they know it will be out in the public domain, which makes it extremely difficult to heal the wounds long-term.”

It comes as:

  • Prince Harry met the Queen privately ‘at least twice’ and spoke with Charles and William after Philip’s funeral, a pal claims
  • The Duke will join brother William in the UK this summer to unveil a statue of their late mother Diana, an expert says
  • William held onto wife Kate’s handbag yesterday as she tried out a flight simulator – and joked: “This is going to be interesting”
  • Prince Philip’s long-time friend revealed the one thing the Queen did to annoy the Duke
  • Harry met Eugenie’s baby son – even though she was “hurt” by his actions, according to reports

Harry did spend time with his father and brother following Philip’s funeral service. However, it’s claimed little progress was made, and relations remain icy.

Mr Dampier said: “I doubt if the chat they had was more than tentative first steps in trying to repair their relationships following the Oprah Winfrey interview.

“But all the same, before they go into greater detail, they will be worried that anything they say will be leaked.

“Harry and Meghan seem to have everything they could want or need.

“They have a nice house in California, they’ve got a son, a daughter on the way, they’ve got the means of making a lot of money, they’ve got a platform.

Harry returned to the UK for his grandfather’s funeral – but it’s reported that little progress was made towards mending the rift with his brother and father

Relations are said to be strained between the Duke of Sussex and his loved ones

“So I’m not quite sure what it is that they want, but I would’ve thought the one thing Harry would want is to repair his relationship with his family.”

The fall-out from the couple’s chat with Oprah continues well over a month after it was aired.

William is understood to be struggling with how to move forward after the TV interview, during which they accused a senior royal of making a racist comment and claimed Kate Middleton made Meghan cry.

Harry also said his brother and father were “trapped” by the monarchy – and said his relationship with William had become one of “space”.

The upset reportedly deepened after Meghan’s pal revealed talks between William and Harry in the wake of the Oprah interview weren’t “productive”.

Gayle King told a US TV show she’d spoken to Meghan and Harry after the chat aired – and revealed the Duke of Sussex had been involved in a difficult chat with his brother and father.

Royal commentator Russell Myers has told ITV’s Lorraine: “Charles and William are still very hurt.” 

During Harry’s chat with Oprah, he said the relationship he had with his brother William is now one of ‘space’

Meghan didn’t return for the funeral as she was advised not to travel, but she is said to have spoken to her husband every day while he was in the UK

Meanwhile, Mr Dampier said the leaks are in complete contrast to Meghan and Harry’s repeated requests for privacy.

And mending relationships will be “extremely difficult” unless the couple stop “conducting negotiations through the public media”, he said.

“When it comes to his dealings with his own family, the privacy seems to go out the window,” he said.

Royal commentator Angela Levin told the Sun any private conversations with the couple would appear on social media or in the press “in no time”.

“I think the Royal Family would be crazy to talk to Meghan and Harry,” she said.

“In no time it would be out in magazines and on social media.”

And she claimed the couple are “obsessed with global” – and privacy is “the last thing they want”.

Meghan and Harry have faced huge media attention from around the world, despite stepping down as senior royals and moving to LA.

Millions of people around the world will be desperate to see the family reunited – with photos of Kate, William and Harry speaking after the funeral sparking hopes the apparent feud is finally over.