Prince William wants a robust fightback against his brother’s attack on the Royal Family, according to a royal expert.
The Duke of Cambridge, and the future king, wants the Queen to respond “more robustly” to the fall-out from the Oprah interview. This comes after William said the royals are “very much not a racist family” in his first comments after accusations by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a TV interview.
TalkRADIO host Kevin O’Sullivan told PR agent Mark Borkowski the remarks, made after a visit to an east London primary school, “would have been arranged”.
He said: “I detect from that Prince William there, I think he feels the Palace should be responding more robustly to the charges laid out in the interview.
“Those kind of moments are extremely rare. They are usually organised, I would imagine.”
Later he told Charlie Rae, the former royal editor for The Sun: “I think it indicates that Prince William is in one hell of a mood to fight back against Harry and Meghan’s charges, not just the racism, but against the Royal Family generally and against this country.”
Mr Rae responded: “You could see Prince William’s gritted teeth through that mask he was wearing. He was furious.
“I disagree with you that it was staged. I think William took the opportunity to make those very valid comments.”
In his remarks, William also said he had not yet spoken to his brother but would do so.
Buckingham Palace issued a response to the interview earlier this week following crisis meetings involving senior royals.
The statement 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.”
However, it appears that William wants a stronger response to the explosive interview.
Following the fall-out from the Oprah interview, both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s popularity have fallen to their lowest ever level of support.
The British public appears to have reacted negatively to the couple’s interview, with Prince Harry’s popularity plunging 15 points after the broadcast, according to a new YouGov survey.
Meghan’s popularity has also sunk by 13 points in the last 10 days, figures from the poll show.
In contrast, Prince William and Kate Middleton remain very popular, with about three-quarters of Britons giving them favourable reviews.
The Queen remains the most popular royal figure, with 80 percent backing her.