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Princes William and Harry finally talk after Oprah interview but friend says it was 'unproductive'

Gayle King claimed the brothers have spoken with each other

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
16 March 2021
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The Duke of Sussex has spoken to his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William for the first time since his and Meghan's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey aired last week.

Meghan's friend Gayle King told CBS This Morning on Tuesday: "Well, I did actually call them to see how they are feeling, it's true, Harry has talked to his brother and his father, too.

"The word I was given was, those conversations were not productive. But they are glad they at least started a conversation."

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Gayle said the royal family had not contacted Meghan following the couple's interview with Oprah.

She said: "I think what is still upsetting to them is that the palace keeps saying they want to work it out privately and yet they believe these false stories are coming out that are very disparaging against Meghan still. No-one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet.

“And 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.

“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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Harry and Meghan during their interview with Oprah

It comes after William addressed allegations of racism within the royal family from the Sussexes' interview.

During a public appearance with wife Kate at a school in east London, William told a reporter: "We're very much not a racist family."

When asked last Thursday, if he had been in touch with his brother Harry, the Duke added: "No I haven’t spoken to him yet but I will do."

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Talks between the brothers were reportedly "unproductive"

Buckingham Palace released a statement last Tuesday after the programme aired on CBS in the US on 7 March.

The statement on behalf of the Queen read: "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. 

"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now living in Montecito, Santa Barbara with their one-year-old son Archie after stepping back from royal duties in March 2020.

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