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Prince Harry has had ‘not productive’ talks with Charles, William since Oprah interview: report

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex speak with Oprah Winfrey
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Prince Harry has reportedly spoken with at least two royal family members, Prince Charles and Prince William, since his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, but the chats were “not productive.”

“Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father, too,” Gayle King said Tuesday on “CBS This Morning.” The morning show co-host revealed that she had called Harry, the sixth in line to the British throne, and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, over the weekend to check in on them after their headline-making sit-down with Winfrey earlier this month.

“The word I was given was that those conversations [with Charles and William] were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation,” King said.

“And I think what is still upsetting to them is the palace keeps saying they want to work it out privately, but yet all these false stories are coming out that are very disparaging against Meghan, still,” King continued.

No discussions between the former actress born Meghan Markle and the royal family have taken place since the interview aired, King said.

In the TV tell-all, Harry and Meghan detailed their reasons for moving to California and stepping away from their duties as full-time working members of the royal family. Meghan, whose mother is Black and father is white, said that before Archie, her son with Harry, was born in 2019, there were conversations within the royal family about “how dark his skin might be.”

Buckingham Palace had said last week that the matter would be handed privately, writing in a statement that the “whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.”

“Meghan has documents to back up everything that she said on Oprah’s interview,” King said on Tuesday. “Everything.”

“I think it’s frustrating to 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,” the CBS journalist said of Harry and Meghan.

“And until you can acknowledge that, I think it’s going to be hard to move forward,” said King. “But they both want to move forward with this. And they want healing with this family.”

Tags Duchess of Sussex Gayle King Meghan Markle Megxit Oprah Winfrey Prince Charles Prince Harry Prince William Racism royal family

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