Kate and William ‘felt betrayed’ following fallout with Sussexes – ‘Duchess is hurt too’

Both Kate and Prince William were left reeling in the wake of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two-hour-long interview with Oprah Winfrey and the following remarks made by US broadcaster and friend of Meghan, Gayle King, according to royal expert Duncan Larcombe.

The Cambridges, the royal biographer believes, felt “betrayed” as Meghan and Harry spoke to millions about their relationship with the rest of the family and made blistering claims.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Mr Larcombe said: “Both Kate and William have felt betrayed but they have leaned on each other and come through stronger than before.”

Kate, who got close to Prince Harry over the years, is “hurt too”, argued the expert.

He continued: “Kate is not just the obedient wife who sits and listens to William. 

“She’s so much more than that and she’s hurt too.

“But she will suffer behind closed doors with William and the pair will discuss things together.”

Kate was dragged into the landmark interview when Oprah asked Meghan whether she had heard reports dating back to late 2018 and claiming she had made her sister-in-law cry in the run-up to her wedding that same year.

Meghan said “the reverse happened”, claiming it had been Kate who left her in tears during a discussion over the dresses of the flower girls. 

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She added: “And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone, because it was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something.

“But she owned it, and she apologised and she brought me flowers and a note apologising.”

Asked to provide more details, Meghan also said: “I actually think it’s — I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologised. And I’ve forgiven her.”

Prince Harry also spoke about his current relationship with his father and brother.   


Asked about his bond with William, the Duke of Sussex said: “I love William to bits. He’s my brother.

“We’ve been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience.

“But we… you know, we’re on… we’re on different paths.”

Oprah pressed on to get more details, to which Harry replied: “The relationship is space at the moment. Time heals all things.” 

Prince Harry also spoke about Prince Charles, accused of no longer taking his calls in late 2020 after they had spoken twice about the Sussexes’ plans for the future.

The Prince of Wales is now taking his calls, Harry told Oprah, adding he feels “let down” by his father.

He said: “There’s a lot to work through there, you know?

“I feel really let down, because he’s been through something similar. 

“He knows what pain feels like, and this is… and Archie’s his grandson.

“But, at the same time, you know, I… 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.”

During the week following the interview, Prince William and Kate visited together a London school.

There, the Duke hit back at claims of racism within the Firm made by Meghan and Harry and, responding to a reporter, added he had not yet spoken to his brother.

More than seven days after the interview aired in the UK on ITV, Ms King told the co-hosts of the network’s This Morning Harry had finally spoken with his brother and father.

Reporting a chat she had with the Sussexes, she added the conversation between father and sons had been “unproductive”.

However, the Sussexes were happy with the fact that a conversation had now started.    

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