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Report: Royals Fear Meghan & Harry Conflict Is Becoming Like a "Soap Opera"

Royal Family Fears Harry & Meghan Conflict Becoming a "Soap Opera"
March 18, 2021 - 17:10 / Lucas Anderson

Reportedly, the Royal Family is now plagued by trust issues in the aftermath of Oprah with Meghan and Harry. Events since the interview took place have included broadcaster Gayle King providing updates on family conversations, which wasn't received well at the Palace, according to a new report in Vanity Fair. As a result, the Royal Family apparently fears that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are turning the conflict into "a soap opera."

Relations within the Royal Family have only worsened in the weeks since Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

According to a new report, "trust" is now a major issue since Gayle King has been giving televised updates on family discussions, as provided by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. At the same time, Harry and Meghan await Buckingham Palace's intervention in the spread of press misinformation — which has yet to happen.

Report: Royal Family has trust issues after Oprah interview

In Vanity Fair, insider Katie Nicholl this week reported that a source close to Prince William said: "There's a lack of trust on both sides which makes moving forward very hard. William is now worried that anything he says to his brother will be plastered over American TV."

Prince William is reportedly "worried" he can't trust Prince Harry.

The Duke of Cambridge's worries come after Gayle King on Tuesday said on U.S. television that the Royal Family is in discussion again but that first talks after the Oprah interview were "not productive." And, according to Nicholl, "There is concern within the family that the story is becoming a soap opera."

Royals think Harry and Meghan are fuelling a "soap opera"

Reportedly, the Royal Family is focusing on Prince Philip's health after he was discharged from hospital earlier this week. But a source also told Vanity Fair that the family believes "the Sussexes seem to want to keep fueling this story at a time when the royals are trying to protect Prince Philip from the headlines."

Prince Philip, 99, was discharged from hospital on March 16.

Since Oprah with Meghan and Harry premiered on March 7, Buckingham Palace has responded with a brief statement, which said in part, "While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately." Prince William then publicly said the royals are "very much not a racist family."

See Gayle King's full breakdown of her talk with Meghan and Harry here.