The family rivalry of Prince William and Prince Harry is reaching a crescendo after the infamous Oprah interview that was rebuked for tarnishing the British royal family.
“The conversation Harry and William had after the big interview didn’t end well,” a source told Us Weekly.
“William feels that Harry has gotten too big for his boots since moving to California — that success and Hollywood have gone to his head. He’s already accused [Harry] of putting fame over family after the big interview.”
The brothers, sons of the late Princess Diana, had already not “seen each other for over a year,” according to the source.
An unveiling of a Princess Diana statue this summer has led to talk of a reconnecting of the royal brothers, but it might ultimately be the beginning of the end, the source suggested to the magazine.
Prince William was “insisting” on meeting with his brother, but if the division on the family leads to Harry “refusing to meet up,” William “won’t be bossed around,” the source told Us Weekly.
“If Harry acts out on the day or even worse, doesn’t show up, William will never, ever forgive him,” the source concluded.
Meghan Markle did not hold back about Kate Middleton, Prince William’s wife, in the Oprah interview.
“Rude and racist are not the same,” she said. “And equally, you’ve also had a press team that goes on the record to defend you, especially when they know some things are not true. And that didn’t happen for us.”
Prince Harry claimed there is a feeling of being “trapped” by the royalty.
“I was trapped, but I didn’t know I was trapped,” Harry said. “My father [Prince Charles] and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that.”