- Prince Harry told Gayle King recent conversations with his brother and father were “not productive.”
- Speaking with Oprah Winfrey, Harry shared that Prince Charles had stopped answering his calls.
- He also said that he loved his brother Prince William but they were “on different paths.”
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Prince Harry told Gayle King the first conversations he had with his brother Prince William and his father Prince Charles since “Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” aired were “not productive.”
The “CBS This Morning” co-host and friend of Markle said she had spoken to the couple over the weekend to check in with them and see how they were feeling after their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“It’s true Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too,” King confirmed on Tuesday.
“The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation,” she added.
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During the interview with Winfrey, Harry said that he and his brother were having “space, at the moment” and that while he still loves his brother, they are “on different paths.”
Meanwhile, his relationship with his father appeared more strained as Harry confirmed that he had been financially “cut off” by the family after stepping back as a senior royal and that at one point, Charles had stopped taking his calls.
Among other shocking revelations from the interview, Harry and Markle also said that a senior member of the royal family had expressed “concerns” over how dark their son Archie’s skin color would be. Markle also corrected a tabloid story that claimed she made Kate Middleton cry over a flower girl dress, telling Winfrey “the reverse happened.”
Prince William was the first member of the royal family to address the interview during a visit to an East London school with Middleton.
Inzamam Rashid, Sky News’s North of England Correspondent, asked William on March 11 if he had spoken to Harry, to which he replied: “No I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do.” Rashid also asked if the royal family was racist, which William denied without hesitation.
King also shed light on where the Duke and Duchess’ priorities lie and how they want the royal family to proceed.
“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,” King told her co-hosts.
“And until you can acknowledge that I think it’s going to be hard to move forward but they want to move forward with this,” she said.
King also confirmed that while Harry has spoken to members of his family, none of them have spoken to Markle. She then described her friend as “a very sweet, caring person.”
Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.