Meghan and Harry slammed for leaking details of private peace talks to Gayle King: 'A shocking breach of trust'
'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' King shared on national TV
The fallout from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey continues in the aftermath with Gayle King disclosing that Harry's talk with father Prince Charles and brother Prince William were not productive. A senior royal source mocked the "running commentary on private conversations" while senior officials see King's revelation as a breach of trust.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly revealed to King, who is friends with Oprah and Meghan, who then spoke on 'CBS This Morning', of the conversation on Tuesday, March 16. King said, "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." She continued, "The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation."
King continued, "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."
King revealed that no one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet, adding, "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."
"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."
According to The Daily Mail, that the Sussexes, who chose to reveal sensitive discussions between senior members of the royal family, was viewed as a severe breach of trust by the Windsors and other senior officials and was unhelpful to attempts to rebuild bridges. A senior royal source told the outlet, "None of the households — the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — will be giving a running commentary on private conversations."
During the Sussexes' interview with Oprah that aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7, Meghan revealed that one unnamed royal had raised concerns about Archie's skin color and suggested that her son was deprived of a title and security. She also revealed that she was given little to no support when she had "suicidal thoughts" while at the palace. Harry also revealed that he felt "let down" by his father after being cut off financially and Charles refused to take his calls. Harry also described his relationship with William as "space".