Harry spoke to Prince Charles and William after Oprah tell-all, but no one talks to Meghan Markle: Gayle King
'Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too,' Gayle King said. 'The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey might have set tongues wagging but the couple has been quite unable to make conversations with their family. The latest reports reveal that Harry spoke to his brother Prince William and father Prince Charles following the interview, but these were largely not productive.
The royal couple revealed to Gayle King that Harry's latest conversations with family have not been productive. King, who is friends with Oprah and the Duchess of Sussex, revealed this on 'CBS This Morning' on Tuesday, March 16.
"Well, I'm not trying to break news, but I did actually call them to see how they were feeling, and it's true, Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too," King said. "The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation."
.@GayleKing says Prince Harry & Meghan also shared that no one in the royal family had spoken with Meghan as of this weekend. Gayle continued, “They want healing in this family. At the end of the day, that is Harry's family.” pic.twitter.com/Sv0rgiD6YL— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 16, 2021
"And I think what is still upsetting to them is the palace keep saying they want to work it out privately, but yet, they believe these false stories are coming out that are very disparaging against Meghan, still."
Meghan still distanced
While the channel of communication seems to be open for Harry, the same can't be said about Meghan. King added that "No one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet, at this particular time."
"I think it's frustrating for them to see that it's a racial conversation about the royal family when all they wanted all along was for the royals to intervene and tell the press to stop with the unfair, inaccurate, false stories that definitely have a racial slant," King continued.
"And until you can acknowledge that, I think it's going to be hard to move forward. But they both want to move forward with this and they both want healing in this family. At the end of the day, that is Harry's family."
In the interview, which aired on March 7, 2021, Meghan had revealed that her son Archie was denied a royal title and royal protection, in addition to the fact that there were "concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born." While they did not identify who made the remarks, Oprah said the couple wanted to clarify that it was not his grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
On the other hand, William hit back at the claims about racism, reportedly saying, "We are very much not a racist family." When asked if he had spoken to Harry, he added, "No, I haven't spoken to him yet, but I will do."
Among the many revelations made during the interview, one of them was Harry revealing that his relationship with his father and brother was already waning. And it started with his and Meghan's decision to step back from their duties as senior royals. "When we were in Canada, I had three conversations with my grandmother and two conversations with my father," he said, adding "before he stopped taking my calls". For his brother, Harry described their current relationship as "space".