Brothers at war no more?
Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, March 7, OK! has exclusively learned that Prince William reached out to his younger brother to start the healing process.
"William always takes the high road. He is still personally livid with Harry but once again William is putting the Crown and the British public before his own personal feelings. There is a lot of history and love between the two brothers, and William is refusing to judge Harry on what the family sees as the ultimate betrayal,” a source tells OK!. "The peace talks must begin right now before Harry and Meghan lash out again."
"The public needs to see the brothers and their wives together if the family wants to move past the accusations of racism that have been leveled at them," the source dishes.
William, 38, knows things will never be the same with his brother, 36, an insider explains, but he cannot allow their relationship to get any worse. "Part of the job is meeting and shaking hands with people you don’t like. William has known this all his life, however, he never expected it to be his own brother," adds a pal.
News of the Duke of Cambridge's plan for "peace talks" comes after Harry and Meghan told Oprah during their bombshell tell-all that there were allegedly "several conversations" with royal members regarding the color of Archie's skin before he was born, to which Oprah replied: "What do you mean?"
While neither Harry or Meghan would reveal who took part in the alleged race talk, as it would be "very damaging to them," Oprah later confirmed that grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were not involved.
In addition, Harry claimed that his father, Prince Charles, and brother are "trapped" within the royal family and that he and Meghan stepped away from their senior royal duties because of the "lack of support" from his family.
Harry also confessed that his relationship with his older brother "is space at the moment. And time heals all things, hopefully." Furthermore, Harry claimed that none of his royal family members ever reached out to apologize to the couple for their lack of support, despite seeing what was really going on behind the scenes.
On Thursday, March 11, Prince William spoke out for the first time since the interview premiered on Sunday. William insisted that the royal family is "very much not a racist family," and revealed he has yet to speak to Harry following the claims made in the tell-all. "I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do," he shared.
Hopefully the brothers are able to amend their year-long feud, which seemingly began after Harry and Meghan first stepped away from their duties last year. At the time, William was reportedly "blindsided" and "incredibly hurt" when he found out they were actually going through with their plan.
According to royal historian Robert Lacey — who wrote Battle of Brothers: William & Harry — The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult — William said at the time: "I put my arm around my brother all our lives, and I can't do it anymore. We're separate entities."