Prince William and King Charles are “extremely angry” with Prince Harry making any possible reconciliation problematic, the Sussexes’ friend Gayle King has revealed. Should William and Meghan accept the invitation to Charles’s coronation in May, Oprah Winfrey’s best friend reckons the pair will face a “chilly reception” in London. Ms King opened up on Harry’s emotions and the aftermath of the release of his memoir and media promotion.
The US TV host, who attended Meghan’s baby shower in New York, supports the departed royal’s decision to speak about his family issues for a reported £28million payday.
But Ms King is not blind to the fissures that have opened up following the release of Harry’s tell-all memoir.
The Sussexes’ friend confirmed there was a “major rift”, which she hoped would be healed as she claimed love remained between the divided family members.
The TV host spoke about the Sussexes on her SiriusXM show Gayle King In The House.
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Not everyone in the US shares Ms King’s view. Harry’s memoir, Spare, contains a number of controversial remarks about the Royal Family that appear to have stirred up resentment for the Sussexes.
A recent survey of 2,000 eligible voters in the US found the Duchess of Sussex to be less popular than Queen Consort Camilla following the release of Spare.
This finding is telling because Harry’s portrayal of his stepmother is highly critical at points.
The Duke accuses her of leaking stories about him to fuel her public rehabilitation as she went from “the other woman” in Charles’ first marriage to his wife and the Queen Consort.
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Harry and Meghan fared worse than King Charles III, Prince William and Kate Middleton too.
Not only have the couple’s ratings slumped in relation to Camilla’s, but their approval rating is at a new low among 18- to 24-year-olds.
All told, forty-four percent of Americans said they felt Harry should not have revealed private family conversations in Spare, compared with 26 percent who backed the prince’s decision.