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Prince Harry Feels ‘Let Down’ by Dad Charles, Talks Status With William

Nothing’s off limits. Prince Harry opened up about his rocky relationship with his older brother, Prince William, and their father, Prince Charles, during an eye-opening CBS interview with wife Meghan Markle on Sunday, March 7.

Harry, 36, revealed that before he and Meghan announced their royal step back in January 2020, he had three conversations with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth and two conversations with Charles “before he stopped taking my calls.” After Harry outlined his and Meghan’s plans and concerns in writing, Charles’ youngest son took matters into his own hands and formalized their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family.

The British prince admitted on Sunday that “there’s a lot to work through” with his father. “I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like … Archie is his grandson,” Harry said. “I will always love him. There’s a lot of hurt that’s happened. I will continue to make it one of my priorities to heal that relationship.”

As far as his rift with William, Harry admitted, “As I said before, I love William to bits. We’ve been through hell together and we have a shared experience but we are on different paths.”

“The relationship is space at the moment and time heals all things, hopefully,” he added. Harry also said earlier in the interview that while he was able to break free, his father and brother, as future kings, are “trapped” in their lives.

Harry previously revealed in October 2019 that things between him and the Duke of Cambridge, 38, were a little tense after rumors of a rift continued to make headlines.

Prince Harry Addresses Rift With Prince William
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“We’re certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him and I know he’ll always be there for me,” the Archewell Inc. founder said during ITV’s Harry & Meghan: An African Journey special. “We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but I love him dearly. The majority of the stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers, it’s just as I said, you have good days, you have bad days.”

Three months later, Harry and Meghan, 39, announced that they would be stepping back from their senior roles within the British royal family. At the time, a source told Us Weekly exclusively that their decision hadn’t “gone down well with William,” who was “blindsided” by the news.

Harry and the Suits alum later relocated to California with their son, Archie, 21 months. The move was a big adjustment, especially with the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, and inspired William to extend an olive branch to his little brother.

“William’s advised Harry to return to London or move elsewhere, somewhere safer,” an insider exclusively revealed in June 2020. “He’s concerned about his brother’s well-being and safety.”

Despite their ups and downs — and the miles of distance between them — the siblings attempted to make peace via video chat during the holiday season. They’ve taken great strides to patch up their relationship, but still have a long way to go.

“William and Harry’s fallout was very real, very ugly and incredibly intense,” a source claimed in January. “They’d reached an impasse, there was so much mud under the bridge and a lot of people felt their feud was beyond repair. … It’s certainly been a roller-coaster for everyone involved.”

When the Sussexes announced their plans to sit down for a televised tell-all interview following their permanent step back from the royal family, however, William and Duchess Kate weren’t pleased. “They are utterly aghast,” a source said, noting that Harry and Meghan weren’t planning to “talk negatively” about the Cambridge couple.

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Have Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Watched ‘The Crown’?

Fact or fiction? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told the world what they really think about Netflix’s The Crown during their eye-opening interview on Sunday, March 7.

“I’ve watched some of it,” Harry revealed of the Netflix series during the interview. Meghan then added, “I’ve watched some of it.”

Harry, 36, previously opened up about his take on the Netflix series during a segment on The Late Late Show With James Corden in February after he and Meghan, 39, made their royal exit permanent. “They don’t pretend to be news. It’s fiction,” he said. “But it’s loosely based on the truth.”

The Crown debuted on the streaming giant in September 2016 and instantly grabbed fans’ attention with its dramatic spin on the British royal family’s history. Season 4 premiered in November 2020 and introduced Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana (played by Emma Corrin), as well as her rocky marriage to Prince Charles (played by Josh O’Connor). The portrayal of their relationship ignited an uproar, with British politicians even calling for the addition of a disclaimer to the episodes. (Netflix ultimately declined to issue the disclaimer.)

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Reveal How They Feel About 'The Crown'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. YouTube

“We do our very, very best to get it right, but sometimes I have to conflate [events],” creator Peter Morgan told The Times amid the backlash. “You sometimes have to forsake accuracy, but you must never forsake truth.”

Viewers latched onto the on-screen drama between Diana and Charles, 72, who announced their separation in 1992 after 10 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 1996, one year before Diana was tragically killed in a Paris car accident.

Though the show tried to stick to the facts, royal historian Hugo Vickers was able to point out plenty of places where the series wasn’t historically accurate. “It seemed to me to be entirely based on Diana’s accounts,” the Crown Dissected author told Us Weekly exclusively in November 2020, admitting that he thought the Prince of Wales was “really badly treated” by the fictional take.

As the series approaches modern-day royal life, fans are curious about whether Harry and Meghan’s shocking royal step back will grace their screens. The couple struck up their own deal with Netflix in the wake of their January 2020 exit, but their personal story might not play out on the streaming platform anytime soon.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Reveal How They Feel About 'The Crown'
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown.” Ollie Upton/Netflix

“It’s not gonna go that far. No, I asked,” Jared Harris, who played King George VI in seasons 1 and 2 of The Crown, told Us in February 2020. “Peter [Morgan] said he’s not going that far. It was never gonna go this far though.”

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Jason Sudeikis Thanks Ex-Fiancee Olivia Wilde in Critics’ Choice Speech

Thankful. Jason Sudeikis gave his ex-fiancée, Olivia Wilde, a shout-out at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, March 7.

When accepting the award for Best Comedy Series for Ted Lasso, the show’s creator gushed about his ex, with whom he shares son Otis, 6, and daughter Daisy, 4, four months after the couple split.

“Holy smokes,” Sudeikis, 45, said before giving his cast and crew a massive thank you for their work. “I want to thank my folks, Dan and Kathy. I want to thank my sisters, Kristin and Lizzie.”

Jason Sudeikis Thanks Ex Olivia Wilde at the Critics Choice Awards 2021
Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde attend the Independent Filmmaker Project’s 29th annual IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on December 2, 2019. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

The Saturday Night Live alum continued his speech by sending love to his kids before pointing out his ex, 36, was an integral part in getting the show made.

“I want to thank their mom, Otis and Daisy’s mom, Olivia, who had the initial idea to do this as a TV show,’” he said. “She was like, ‘You and Bill [Lawrence] and Joe [Kelly] love doing that so much you should do it as a TV show. I was, like, ‘No.’ She was right.”

Sudeikis, who also took home the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, added: “This has been a whack ass year and this thing has been a wonderful vessel to hear people’s stories of forgiveness of redemption and healing.”

During the Zoom press room, the actor said he was wearing a sweatshirt for the fictional high school featured in Booksmart, which Wilde directed and he made a cameo in. Sudeikis previously wore a tie-dye sweatshirt for the virtual 2021 Golden Globes earlier this month which went viral.

Us Weekly confirmed in November 2020 that the former couple had called it quits earlier that year after nine years of dating. The Booksmart director was spotted with Harry Styles, who is an actor in her film Don’t Worry Darling, two months later when the pair attended the former One Direction singer’s manager’s wedding in California.

A source later told Us, “Olivia called off the engagement in early November but only after she already had gotten close to Harry. Whether Harry knows it or not, he was a reason for the split.”

The source claimed that the separation and new romance “blindsided” Sudeikis and left him “devastated.”

A second source, however, said “Harry was in no way the reason for their split.”

The Horrible Bosses actor, for his part, has recently been linked to actress Keeley Hazell. A source told Us, however, that “he and Keeley are not dating,” adding that “He’s still really heartbroken” over his breakup with Wilde.

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Harry and Meghan: Why We’re Not Returning as Working Royals

Doing it their way! Prince Harry and pregnant Meghan Markle opened up about their decision to step away from the British royal family during their CBS sit-down interview on Sunday, March 7.

Harry, 36, explained that as pressure mounted on his wife, 39, and she even spoke to her husband about having suicidal thoughts, he “went to all the places which I thought I should go to, to ask for help. We both did, separately and together.”

He explained that their decision to take a step back came from “a lack of support and lack of understanding.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Explain Why They Decided Not to Return as Working Royals
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“We were saying, ‘OK, if this isn’t working for everyone, we’re in a lot of pain, you can’t provide us with the help that we need, we can just take a step back. We can do it in a commonwealth country,’” Harry said. “We suggested New Zealand, South Africa … My biggest concern was history repeating itself, and I’ve said that before on numerous occasions, very publicly. And what I was seeing was history repeating itself, but more, perhaps — or definitely far more dangerous, because then you add race in and you add social media in.”

“When I’m talking about history repeating itself, I’m talking about my mother [Princess Diana],” he continued. “When you can see something happening in the same kind of way, anybody would ask for help, ask the system of which you are a part of, especially when you know there’s a relationship there, that they could help and share some truth or call the dogs off, whatever you want to call it. So, to receive no help at all and to be told continuously, ‘This is how it is. This is just how it is. We’ve all been through it.’”

He said that he was struck by the overt racism Meghan faced. “I hadn’t really thought about the mixed race piece, because I thought, well, well, firstly, you know, I’ve spent many years doing the work and doing my own learning. But my upbringing in the system, of which I was brought up in and what I’ve been exposed to, it wasn’t — I wasn’t aware of it, to start with. But, my god, it doesn’t take very long to suddenly become aware of it.”

The prince insisted that he didn’t “blindside” his grandmother the queen with the couple’s decision to step back as senior members of the royal family. “I have too much respect for her,” he said, explaining that he’s had three conversations with Queen Elizabeth and two conversations with his father, Prince Charles, “before he stopped taking my calls.”

After outlining the details in a letter to his father, as requested, Harry said he took things into his own hands.

“It was like, ‘I need to do this for my family.’ This is not a surprise to anybody. It’s really sad that it’s gotten to this point, but I’ve got to do something for my own mental health, my wife’s, and for Archie’s, as well, because I could see where this was headed,” he said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the world in January 2020 when they announced on their now-defunct Instagram account that they intended to “step back as ‘senior’ members” of the family while working to “become financially independent.” While they officially exited that March, they were allowed a 12-month trial period should they have changed their minds.

However, last month, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple had informed Queen Elizabeth II that they “will not be returning as working members of the royal family.” As a result, their honorary military appointments and royal patronages will be “redistributed among working members,” according to the palace.

Harry and Meghan responded at the time with a pointed statement issued via their spokesperson: “As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role. We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”

While a source exclusively told Us Weekly that the prince and the Suits alum “finally feel free,” a second insider revealed that Elizabeth, 94, “was hoping that they’d return.” The queen herself also confirmed in a statement that she was “saddened by their decision.”

Harry and Meghan, who moved to Montecito, California, after their step back, married in May 2018 and welcomed son Archie, now 22 months, one year later. After suffering a miscarriage in July 2020, the pair announced on Valentine’s Day that they are “overjoyed to be expecting their second child.” A source later told Us, “They’re super excited that Archie is going to have a sibling. They’ve always wanted two children. It’s a dream come true.”

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Meghan Markle Contemplated Suicide: ‘I Just Didn’t Want to Be Alive’

A brave and scary admission. Meghan Markle shared with her husband, Prince Harry, that she was considering suicide and wanting to seek professional help in January 2019. The duchess, 39, made the shocking revelation in a new interview on CBS on Sunday, March 7.

“I just didn’t see a solution. I would sit up at night, and I was just, like, I don’t understand how all of this is being churned out,” Meghan said of the British press tearing her apart. “I realized that it was all happening just because I was breathing. I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry, especially, because I know how much loss he’s suffered. But I knew that if I didn’t say it, that I would do it. I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought.”

Meghan Markle Tried to Get Help for Suicidal Thoughts and the Palace Wouldnt Let Her
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The former actress explained that her husband, 36, “cradled” her afterward. She then chose to go to “the institution” and tell them she needed help. He later added that he “went into a dark place as well” after hearing that.

“I said that I’ve never felt this way before, and I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution,” Meghan said. She also tried going to the palace’s HR department, but that didn’t work. “They said, ‘My heart goes out to you, but there’s nothing we can do to protect you because you’re not a paid employee of the institution.”

The next day, the couple had to attend the premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem show at Royal Albert Hall in London — which her husband wasn’t sure she should go to. “I said, ‘I can’t be left alone,’” she recalled.

Meghan Markle Tried to Get Help for Suicidal Thoughts and the Palace Wouldnt Let Her
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Totem’ 10th anniversary premiere in London on January 16, 2019. Paul Grover/Shutterstock

When seeing photos from the event, Meghan said she noticed “how tightly his knuckles are gripped around mine,” explaining that they were “both just trying to hold on” through everything and during the performance, she just sat there sobbing.

The couple, now expecting her second baby — a little girl — are finally in a good place. “I grieve a lot. I mean, I’ve lost my father. I lost a baby. I nearly lost my name. I mean, there’s the loss of identity. But I’m still standing, and my hope for people in the takeaway from this is to know that there’s another side,” she said. “To know that life is worth living.”

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Pregnant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reveal the Sex of Their 2nd Child

Pregnant Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, revealed one more surprising detail during their tell-all interview on CBS on Sunday, March 7 — the couple spilled the gender of their second child!

“It’s a girl!” Harry announced as he joined her for the second part of their interview. The British royal admitted it felt “amazing” when he learned the gender: “Just to have a boy and a girl, what more can we ask for? We’ve got our family. We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.” The couple added that “two is it” for them and their baby is due in the summer.

The couple announced on Valentine’s Day that they were expecting baby no. 2 after experiencing a devastating miscarriage last July.

Pregnant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reveal the Sex of Their 2nd Child
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visit a Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens in Morocco on February 25, 2019. Tim Rooke/Shutterstock

“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” a spokesperson for the pair confirmed on February 14 as they shared an adorable black-and-white photo of Harry sitting on the grass in a harden while Meghan lay with her head in his lap and rested her hand on her baby bump. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

The happy pregnancy news came four months after the former Suits star revealed in a powerful op-ed for The New York Times that she’d miscarried last summer.

Meghan wrote that after her changing toddler son Archie’s diaper, “I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right. I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”

Hours later, as she lay in a hospital bed, Meghan clutched her husband’s hand.

“I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears,” she admitted. “Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”

But as Meghan revealed her baby bump on Sunday night, she was glowing. “We’re having a baby!” she exclaimed at the start of the two-hour special, explaining that this time around she and Harry knew the sex of the baby.

During her interview, Meghan also talked about the lead-up to Archie’s birth in May 2019, revealing that there were “several conversations” taking place within the palace walls that Harry later related to her.

“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of ‘He won’t be given security. He’s not going to be given a title,’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan revealed.


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Archie’s Skin Color? Everything Revelation From Meghan and Harry’s Interview

Their side of events. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle covered a variety of topics during their first TV interview since their royal exit. The couple, who are expecting their second child together, sat down with CBS for an expansive special, which aired on Sunday, March 7.

Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, announced their decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family in January 2020. They completed their duties in March of that year and relocated to her native California to live with their now 22-month-old son, Archie. The pair told Queen Elizabeth II that they would “not be returning as working members of the royal family” in February.

“Following conversations with the duke, the queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” a statement from the Buckingham Palace read. “The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.”

The palace noted that the royal family was “saddened by their decision,” yet Harry and Meghan “remain much-loved members of the family.”

The prince and the former actress’ spokesperson said in a statement at the time that they are still “committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role.” They concluded that everyone can “live a life of service” because “service is universal.”

Days after the announcement, Us Weekly confirmed that the queen, 94, would address the U.K. in a televised message on Sunday — the same day as Harry and Meghan’s CBS interview. The BBC One program took the place of the Commonwealth Day service that was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Us reported in February that Prince William and Duchess Kate were “appalled” by Harry and Meghan’s decision to tell all in the CBS interview. “It’s just beyond the pale for William and Kate, especially in light of the dreadful timing with [Prince] Philip in the hospital,” a source revealed. “They are utterly aghast.”

Harry and Meghan, who tied the knot in May 2018, confirmed in February that she is pregnant with baby No. 2. She previously opened up in November 2020 about suffering a miscarriage that July.

Scroll through the gallery below to see all the revelations from their interview.

Meghan Markle Says Royal Family Discussed ‘How Dark’ Archie’s Skin Would Be

Their side of events. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle covered a variety of topics during their first TV interview since their royal exit. The couple, who are expecting their second child together, sat down with CBS for an expansive special, which aired on Sunday, March 7.

Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, announced their decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family in January 2020. They completed their duties in March of that year and relocated to her native California to live with their now 22-month-old son, Archie. The pair told Queen Elizabeth II that they would “not be returning as working members of the royal family” in February.

“Following conversations with the duke, the queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” a statement from the Buckingham Palace read. “The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.”

The palace noted that the royal family was “saddened by their decision,” yet Harry and Meghan “remain much-loved members of the family.”

The prince and the former actress’ spokesperson said in a statement at the time that they are still “committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role.” They concluded that everyone can “live a life of service” because “service is universal.”

Days after the announcement, Us Weekly confirmed that the queen, 94, would address the U.K. in a televised message on Sunday — the same day as Harry and Meghan’s CBS interview. The BBC One program took the place of the Commonwealth Day service that was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Us reported in February that Prince William and Duchess Kate were “appalled” by Harry and Meghan’s decision to tell all in the CBS interview. “It’s just beyond the pale for William and Kate, especially in light of the dreadful timing with [Prince] Philip in the hospital,” a source revealed. “They are utterly aghast.”

Harry and Meghan, who tied the knot in May 2018, confirmed in February that she is pregnant with baby No. 2. She previously opened up in November 2020 about suffering a miscarriage that July.

Scroll through the gallery below to see all the revelations from their interview.

Meghan Markle Addresses Rumored Rift With Duchess Kate in Tell-All Interview

Meghan Markle got honest about her relationship with sister-in-law Duchess Kate in her tell-all interview on CBS alongside Prince Harry on Sunday, March 7.

Meghan was asked about a moment during the lead up to her 2018 wedding to Harry when Kate reportedly was in tears after a disagreement with Meghan over Kate and Prince William‘s daughter Princess Charlotte‘s bridesmaid dress.

Meghan Markle Addresses Rumored Rift With Duchess Kate in Tell-All Interview
Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate. Shutterstock (2)

“That was a turning point,” Meghan said on Sunday about the news stories that sprang up about the incident six months after it actually happened. “The narrative with Kate, it didn’t happen.” She added that “the reverse happened” and it was the bride-to-be who ended up in tears. “A few days before the wedding she was upset about flower girl dresses and it made me cry. It really hurt my feelings,” she said.

“It was a really hard week of the wedding,” Meghan explained. “And she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologized. And she brought me flowers and a note, apologizing. And she did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right, to just take accountability for it.”

“What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do but that happened to me,” she continued. “Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true…. I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her. I think it’s really important for people to understand the truth.”

“She’s a good person,” Meghan continued. “And I think so much of what I have seen play out is this idea of polarity, where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t need to hate me.”

Asked if she felt she was held to a different standard to the Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan replied, “I don’t know why. I can see now what layers were at play there…. They really seemed to want a narrative of a hero and a villain.”

The former Suits star, 389, and her husband, 36, opened up in the two-hour special about the reasons they decided to step back as senior royals, their new life in California, Meghan’s pregnancy and their future projects.

While Kate, 39, and Meghan seemed to hit it off when the actress was introduced to her as Harry’s girlfriend in January 2017, there were rumors of a growing rift between the pair as the months and years rolled on.

Back in February 2018, the pair were seen laughing together at their first joint royal engagement with Harry and his brother, Prince William, with Harry speaking about the foursome’s close relationship at the time.

“I think it’s really good that we’ve got four different personalities,” he said. “You know, we’ve all got that same passion to want to make a difference. But [we have] different opinions, and I think those opinions work really, really well [together]. Working as a family does have its challenges. Of course it does. … But we’re stuck together for the rest of our lives.” Meghan added that the two couples, who teamed up for their Royal Foundation nonprofit, were “togetherness at its finest.”

A month later, a source told Us Weekly that Meghan and Kate’s relationship had blossomed into a “firmly established, wonderful friendship,” as the future queen helped Meghan to adjust to her future life as a royal.

By the end of 2018, after Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their first child, reports were circulating that there was a feud between the duchesses.

“Are they the best of friends? No. Do they speak every waking second? No. Do they hate each other? Absolutely not,” an insider told Us. But a second source noted in September 2019 that the pair could never really connect on a deeper level because they are “from two totally different worlds.”

The following month, Harry opened up about a rift with his big brother in a candid interview while the couple and their infant son, Archie, were on a royal tour of Africa, saying that they were on “certainly on different paths at the moment” and had “good days” and “bad days.”

In January 2020, the couples’ relationship took another major hit when Harry and Meghan announced their plans to take a step back from their roles as senior royals. A source told Us at the time that the California native and Kate “barely speak” anymore.

The brothers and their wives saw each other in public for the first time in four months at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London in March. While Meghan smiled and said hello to Kate and William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge barely interacted with the couple.

An insider told Us earlier this year that the brothers had reconnected via video chat over the holidays, but “they’d reached an impasse,” with their fractured relationship being “a roller-coaster for everyone involved.”

After news broke that Meghan and Harry were set to do a tell-all TV interview, a source told Us that William and Kate were “appalled.”

“It’s just beyond the pale for William and Kate, especially in light of the dreadful timing with [Harry’s grandfather Prince] Philip in the hospital,” the insider added. “They are utterly aghast.”

In the queen’s Commonwealth Day address, which aired hours ahead of Harry and Meghan’s interview on Sunday, the British monarch called for unity amid difficult times. Royal commentators have suggested that she was sending a message not only to all the countries of the Commonwealth but to members of her own family.

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Meghan Markle Addresses Rumored Rift With Duchess Kate in Tell-All Interview

Meghan Markle got honest about her relationship with sister-in-law Duchess Kate in her tell-all interview on CBS alongside Prince Harry on Sunday, March 7.

Meghan was asked about a moment during the lead up to her 2018 wedding to Harry when Kate reportedly was in tears after a disagreement with Meghan over Kate and Prince William‘s daughter Princess Charlotte‘s bridesmaid dress.

Meghan Markle Addresses Rumored Rift With Duchess Kate in Tell-All Interview
Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate. Shutterstock (2)

“That was a turning point,” Meghan said on Sunday about the news stories that sprang up about the incident six months after it actually happened. “The narrative with Kate, it didn’t happen.” She added that “the reverse happened” and it was the bride-to-be who ended up in tears.

“It was a really hard week of the wedding,” Meghan explained. “And she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologized. And she brought me flowers and a note, apologizing. And she did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right, to just take accountability for it.”

“What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do but that happened to me,” she continued. “Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true…. I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her. I think it’s really important for people to understand the truth.”

“She’s a good person,” Meghan continued. “And I think so much of what I have seen play out is this idea of polarity, where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t need to hate me.”

Asked if she felt she was held to a different standard to the Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan replied, “I don’t know why. I can see now what layers were at play there…. They really seemed to want a narrative of a hero and a villain.”

The former Suits star, 389, and her husband, 36, opened up in the two-hour special about the reasons they decided to step back as senior royals, their new life in California, Meghan’s pregnancy and their future projects.

While Kate, 39, and Meghan seemed to hit it off when the actress was introduced to her as Harry’s girlfriend in January 2017, there were rumors of a growing rift between the pair as the months and years rolled on.

Back in February 2018, the pair were seen laughing together at their first joint royal engagement with Harry and his brother, Prince William, with Harry speaking about the foursome’s close relationship at the time.

“I think it’s really good that we’ve got four different personalities,” he said. “You know, we’ve all got that same passion to want to make a difference. But [we have] different opinions, and I think those opinions work really, really well [together]. Working as a family does have its challenges. Of course it does. … But we’re stuck together for the rest of our lives.” Meghan added that the two couples, who teamed up for their Royal Foundation nonprofit, were “togetherness at its finest.”

A month later, a source told Us Weekly that Meghan and Kate’s relationship had blossomed into a “firmly established, wonderful friendship,” as the future queen helped Meghan to adjust to her future life as a royal.

By the end of 2018, after Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their first child, reports were circulating that there was a feud between the duchesses.

“Are they the best of friends? No. Do they speak every waking second? No. Do they hate each other? Absolutely not,” an insider told Us. But a second source noted in September 2019 that the pair could never really connect on a deeper level because they are “from two totally different worlds.”

The following month, Harry opened up about a rift with his big brother in a candid interview while the couple and their infant son, Archie, were on a royal tour of Africa, saying that they were on “certainly on different paths at the moment” and had “good days” and “bad days.”

In January 2020, the couples’ relationship took another major hit when Harry and Meghan announced their plans to take a step back from their roles as senior royals. A source told Us at the time that the California native and Kate “barely speak” anymore.

The brothers and their wives saw each other in public for the first time in four months at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London in March. While Meghan smiled and said hello to Kate and William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge barely interacted with the couple.

An insider told Us earlier this year that the brothers had reconnected via video chat over the holidays, but “they’d reached an impasse,” with their fractured relationship being “a roller-coaster for everyone involved.”

After news broke that Meghan and Harry were set to do a tell-all TV interview, a source told Us that William and Kate were “appalled.”

“It’s just beyond the pale for William and Kate, especially in light of the dreadful timing with [Harry’s grandfather Prince] Philip in the hospital,” the insider added. “They are utterly aghast.”

In the queen’s Commonwealth Day address, which aired hours ahead of Harry and Meghan’s interview on Sunday, the British monarch called for unity amid difficult times. Royal commentators have suggested that she was sending a message not only to all the countries of the Commonwealth but to members of her own family.

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