Prince William ‘needs to know private talks with Harry will stay private’ after Gayle King revealed family chats


PRINCE William needs to know any future talks with his brother Harry will stay private after Gayle King revealed their family chats weren’t “productive”, according to a report.

The brothers saw each other for the first time since Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey when the Duke of Sussex flew back to the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral.

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Prince William and Prince Harry both attended their grandfather’s funeral on Saturday

The brothers, pictured in happier times in 2018, were spotted talking after the funeral service on Saturday

They were seen walking solemnly behind their grandfather’s coffin – separated by their cousin Peter Phillips – as the world watched on.

The funeral was just weeks after Harry and Meghan Markle sat down for their tell-all chat with Oprah which sent shockwaves throughout the Royal Family.

According to Vanity Fair, one family friend said Harry was met with frostiness from his relatives after the 90-minute explosive chat.

It is thought the family were upset that Meghan’s pal Ms King revealed Harry had spoken to his brother and Prince Charles after the interview – but that the talks were “unproductive”.

One source said: “Harry was out in the cold after Oprah and then when details of private family conversations were leaked to Gayle King it was the final straw.

“Some family members cannot believe what he has done, but there is a feeling that with the Duke’s death and the family coming together, conversations need to be had.”

The magazine claims William spent some “time alone” with Harry walking around the Queen’s private gardens after the service on Saturday.

It also claims Prince Charles is “desperate” for a reconciliation with his son while William is more “hesitant”.

A source added: “William needs to know he can trust Harry and that private conversations will stay private.”

The source also said William and other family members “have some very strong feelings about some of the things Harry and Meghan said on Oprah”.

They added: “Things need to be talked through, but this was not the occasion and everyone respected that.

“It’s going to take more than a wake to sort things out, but this is hopefully a start.”

Harry is set to arrive back in the US as early as today with one source saying he “felt terrible leaving Meghan” and “wants to get back to her as soon as possible”.

It is believed Meghan watched the service on TV at home and wrote a heartfelt letter from the couple which was placed alongside their wreath at St George’s Chapel.

During the Oprah interview, Harry accused the Royal Family of racism and Meghan blasted William’s wife Kate.

The Palace said they would not be providing a running commentary on the fallout of the interview.

Ms King then revealed she spoke to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a week after the chat aired.

She said: “Well, I did actually call them to see how they are feeling, it’s true, Harry has talked to his brother and his father, too.

“The word I was given was, those conversations were not productive. But they are glad they at least started a conversation.”

Harry made a number of bombshell revelations about his family in the Oprah interview
Meghan’s pal Gayle King revealed she had spoken to the Duke and Duchess after the interview

Harry made comments about both William and Charles in the interview

The Duke was said to have spoken to his dad following the bombshell chat

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