Entertainment Prince Harry Has Spoken to William and Charles, but 'Conversations Were Not Productive,' Says Gayle King
Prince Harry Says He and Meghan Markle Did Not 'Blindside' Queen About Royal Exit
Harry added that he had two conversations with his father, Prince Charles, "before he stopped taking my calls"During the couple's interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, the TV host asked if they "blindsided" the monarch by releasing a statement in Jan. 2020 about stepping back to the public.
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Gayle King, who is friends with Oprah and the Duchess of Sussex, revealed on CBS This Morning on Tuesday that Harry spoke with William and Charles over the weekend.
"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.
How Prince William Responded to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's Racism Claims
Prince William was asked whether the royals are a "racist family" during a visit to a school—in his first comments on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview.The Duke of Cambridge confirmed he has not yet spoken to brother Prince Harry since the extraordinary claim was broadcast by CBS on Sunday night.
"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."
She 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.
Prince Charles wanted to release 'point by point' response to claims
Speaking to ET, Katie Nicholl noted that Prince Charles and Prince were 'keen to correct some' of the allegations made against the Royal Family by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Katie Nicholl noted that both the Prince of Wales, 72, and Prince William, 38, were 'keen to correct some' of the allegations made against The Firm by the Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39.
"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."
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During the couple's sit-down with Oprah on March 7, Meghan said her son Archie was denied a royal title and royal protection — and that there were "concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."
Harry and Meghan did not identify who made the remarks, though Oprah said it was not his grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Last Friday,while on a royal outing with wife Kate Middleton, telling a reporter, "We are very much not a racist family."
Prince Harry Says He'll 'Always Be There' for Brother William and His Family Despite 'Space'
Prince Harry revealed that his family did not reach out to apologize for the reasons he felt he had to step back as a working royal RELATED: Prince Harry Says He Was 'Cut Off' Financially by Family Meghan added: "If a member of this family would comfortably say, 'We've all had to deal with things that are rude,' rude and racist are not the same. And equally, you've also had a press team that got on the record to defend you, especially when they know something is not true, and that did not happen for us.
When asked if he had spoken to Harry, he added, "No, I haven't spoken to him yet, but I will do."
During the sit-down, Prince Harry also said his father had stopped taking his calls for a period of time. "There's a lot to work through there. I feel really let down because he's been through something similar," he said. "He knows what pain is like. And Archie's his grandson."
He continued, "Of course, I will always love him, but there's a lot of hurt that's happened. And I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship."
King also addressed the recent bullying allegations against Meghan, saying, "The bullying thing was raised in 2018 and now there's an ongoing investigation about bullying from Meghan Markle, when anyone who has worked with her will tell you exactly who she is.
"You know, she's really a very sweet, caring person. And as I say, Meghan has documents to back up everything that she said on Oprah's interview. Everything."
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Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II's union was longest royal marriage in British history, spanning over 70 years.It was the longest royal marriage in British history, spanning more than 70 years. But it started in the most mundane circumstances, on a rainy July afternoon in Dartmouth, England.
Days before Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview, The Times in the U.K.made by one of her close advisers during her time as a working royal at Kensington Palace — something her office has strongly refuted.
The complaint, which The Times reports was made in October 2018 by the couple's former communications secretary Jason Knauf, claimed that Meghan drove two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the confidence of a third staff member.
"The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma," a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good."
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The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral is set to take place on Saturday, April 17.The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9 at the age of 99, leaving behind his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II, their four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.