Prince Harry has spoken to his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William for the first time since his and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey aired last week.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s friend Gayle King told CBS This Morning the conversations were “unproductive.”
“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,” she revealed.
Gayle, who is Oprah’s best friend, added that “no-one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet.”
The major development comes after Harry accused the Royal Family of racism and Meghan claimed William’s wife Kate had made her cry in the tell-all chat.
Speaking about the ongoing royal rift, Gayle added: “The family has to acknowledge there are issues.
“Right now, no one has acknowledged, Houston we have a problem here.
That’s really all they want. They both want a conversation.
“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.”
“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.
Despite Harry and Meghan’s issues, King said the pair had expressed to her they “want to move forward” and “want healing in the family.”
“At the end of the day, that is Harry’s family.”
Buckingham Palace released a short statement on behalf of the Queen two days after the interview aired, but is yet to add anything further.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” the statement read.
“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.”
During a public appearance with Kate at a London school last week, William told a reporter “We’re very much not a racist family.”
When asked 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.”
The update comes after Harry and William’s 99-year-old grandfather Prince Philip left hospital following his longest stay ever.