'I am NOT trapped': Prince William hits back at Harry's claim on Oprah interview, says it's 'way off the mark'

Prince William believes that he is not trapped within the royal life, according to insiders who are rubbishing the claims made by his brother Prince Harry in an interview with Oprah Winfrey


                            'I am NOT trapped': Prince William hits back at Harry's claim on Oprah interview, says it's 'way off the mark'
Prince William and Prince Harry (Getty Images)

Prince William has responded to his brother Prince Harry's claims that he is trapped. The Duke of Cambridge reportedly said that he has "accepted" his role and "the path set for him". This comes after the Duke of Sussex in his interview with Oprah said that his father, Prince Charles, and brother are "trapped" within the monarchy.

The Sunday Times interviewed a number of people close to Prince William to gather what the Prince was feeling regarding his brother's claims and one of the sources claimed the Duke of Cambridge did not feel trapped. The source, who is reportedly close to both brothers, further said, "He is very much his grandmother's grandson in that respect of duty and service." Another source reiterated, "'He has a path set for him and he's completely accepting of his role."

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It as also revealed that the interview left William reeling from the remarks made by Prince Harry, and added, "his head is all over the place". The sources also rubbished Prince Harry's claims and called it "way off the mark". While all of this has reportedly caused a huge rift between Prince William and Harry, Prince William has reportedly resolved to repair the relationship with Harry "in time". 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, attend a special pantomime performance at London's Palladium Theatre, hosted by The National Lottery, to thank key workers and their families for their efforts throughout the pandemic on December 11, 2020, in London, England (Getty Images)

A source said, "Once he got over the anger of how things happened, he was left with the absence of his brother. They shared everything about their lives, an office, a foundation, meetings together most days and there was a lot of fun along the way. He'll miss it forever." However, another source added, that William "definitely feels the pressure now that it's all on him — his future looks different because of his brother's choices. It's not easy."

One of the sources also claimed that the key to William's success would be his relationship with wife Kate and added, "They've got a solid relationship and she gives him confidence. There's no jealousy, no friction. They are happy for each other's successes." 

Audiences who watched the Oprah interview have been divided over the Duchess of Sussex's claim. To this, Oprah's close friend Gayle King, who also reportedly played a key role in making the interview happen said on her CBS show that Meghan had "documents to back up everything that she said on Oprah's interview". She had also said that talks between Prince William and his father to repair the rift caused by multiple things were not fruitful. 

In this handout image provided by Harpo Productions and released on March 5, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021 (CBS)

She said on 'CBS This Morning', "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. The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation."

To Oprah, Prince Harry had said, "I am part of the system with them, I always have been, but I guess — and I'm very aware of this — my brother can't leave that system, but I have," and added, "My father and my brother are trapped. They don't get to leave, and I have huge compassion for that."

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