During their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey this spring, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were candid about their experiences with the royal family, including incidents of racism and a lack of support as Meghan struggled with mental health.
Harry also claimed during the interview that his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William, are “trapped” in the royal family and can’t leave like he did.
Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, says Will and his wife, Kate Middleton, are sending a “secret message” to Harry and Meghan in response to the interview through their recent engagements and statements.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are making a point with their recent string of royal engagements and public statements, an expert says.
In a new interview with Closer magazine, royal biographer Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, offered some expert insight into the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s behavior recently.
Specifically, he addressed what we can learn from Will and Kate’s actions and words following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired this spring, during which the Sussexes detailed their reasons for stepping back from royal duties, including the lack of support they felt from the rest of the royal family and a problematic comment about the skin color of their then-unborn son, Archie, among other things.
Although the royal family has stayed mostly silent regarding all things Harry and Meghan, Larcombe says Will and Kate have been sending a very clear response to the claims through their actions. In particular, he pointed to a statement William released personally on Twitter earlier this month in response to racist attacks footballers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka faced on social media after the Euros final.
“I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match,” William wrote in a personal tweet signed “W” sent out via the Kensington Royal account. “It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable.”