Harry wants royal family's 'apology' to Meghan Markle but William 'left reeling' after phone call leak: Sources

According to sources Prince William says it was a "cheap shot" to leak details of their private call and "now feels uncomfortable” talking to his brother Harry on the phone


                            Harry wants royal family's 'apology' to Meghan Markle but William 'left reeling' after phone call leak: Sources
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre on April 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom (Getty Images)

After the bombshell claims made by his wife Meghan Markle in their joint Oprah Winfrey interview, Harry is now demanding 'an apology' from the royal family, claim sources. Alleging bullying by the British tabloid, and unfavorable treatment of his wife during their days as senior royal members, Harry also confirmed his wife's claims that there was concern surrounding their then-unborn son Archie's skin color and how dark it would be.

Meghan Markle also claimed when she felt suicidal and sought help, it was denied as it would look bad on the institution. Following the claims, the Queen issued a statement that the matter will be investigated privately. Harry's brother Prince William also defended the royals by saying "we are not racist." 

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Oprah later confirmed that it was neither the Queen nor Prince Phillip who raised the skin color concerns. However, a month after the interview, sources reveal that the former Duke of Sussex still wants an apology from his family. A source told Us Weekly: “The problem with Harry is that he’s hooked on being right and regardless of saying he wants to move on from this. He won’t back down until he gets some form of apology from his family."

From left, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Buckingham Palace in London, England (Getty Images)

In their statement, the royal family had said that the claims made by Meghan were being "taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately." The official statement also highlighted how the whole family was "saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan." They added that: "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

This comes after US TV host Gayle King revealed that there has been some sort of communication resumed between Harry, and his father Prince Charles, and also between him and his brother, William. But also that those phone calls had been mostly "unproductive." King also added that should the former Sussex royals feel their grievances haven't been adequately addressed by the royal family and won't shy away from another tell-all interview like the one they did with Oprah in a CBS primetime special. 

Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021 (Getty Images)

Sources also told Us Weekly that "William was left reeling" after the leak of the phone conversation, adding that "He says it was a cheap shot to leak details of their private call. He said that he twisted the truth." William also reportedly "now feels uncomfortable” talking to his brother on the phone. "He’s putting himself at risk of the same thing happening again," the source said.

News of this comes after experts speculated that with Harry's recent turn to the corporate world, his wife Meghan Markle's 'ultimate ambition' is to become the US President. Meghan had allegedly told a close friend about her future plans while she was still dating her husband, Prince Harry, revealed royal commentator Richard Eden in an interview with MailPlus. Biographer Tom Bower had also claimed that the 39-year-old former actress could very well run office if she learns to 'take the heat'. She and Harry had stepped down from their roles as senior royals in 2020 and moved to the US to live with their son, Archie. The couple are also expecting another baby - a girl.

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