PRINCE William and Kate Middleton are reportedly “desperately sad” about the estrangement of Meghan and Harry, but are holding out hope for a reconciliation.
An insight of their hopes for harmony within the family comes as a war of words rages on between The Firm and the Sussexes; Meghan Markle is denying claims she bullied staff during her time at Kensington Palace.
The Cambridges reportedly still hold out hope that their relationship with Meghan and Harry can be repairedCredit: PA:Press Association
Kate Middleton reportedly thinks there is still time to “pull” the Sussexes back inCredit: Reuters
The string of claims emerged this week as the couple get set to have their tell-all interview with Oprah aired – tomorrow in the US and on Monday in the UK.
A royal aide told the Times: “the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and William and Catherine all feel desperately sad about it”.
The aide spoke of the estrangement of the Sussexes from the royal family as seeming “irreversible”.
But according to reports from the Sunday Telegraph, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge remained privately “hopeful of a reconciliation” with Harry and Meghan – in spite of the looming Oprah Winfrey interview.
A friend of the Cambridges, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there would always be “bumps in the road” but family got through these periods.
“They both remain hopeful of a reconciliation with Harry and Meghan,” they said.
“It has been very difficult for both sides and there has been a lot of sadness over what has happened but ultimately they want things to improve between them in the fullness of time.”
Furthermore, the Duchess of Cambridge is said to have told friends that she thought there still could be time to “pull them back in”.
And another source reportedly said former employees of the Sussexes said seeing Harry in a jokey video with James Cordon last week made them “emotional” “because it reminded us of old H – the H that would give you a big hug”.
Reports of the Cambridge’s hopes for peace come as Buckingham Palace is investigating allegations Meghan was an “outrageous bully” to her staff before she departed Britain last year.
Catherine “Kate” Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visiting the men’s semifinal at day 12 at Wimbledon in 2018Credit: Alamy Live News
Buckingham Palace is reportedly investigating allegations Meghan was an “outrageous bully” to her staff before she departed Britain last yearCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
A Palace insider told the Times that Meghan reportedly flew into a rage at a PA over the colour of blankets and left Kensington Palace staffers on the verge of quitting.
This is in spite of palace insiders insisting they had bent over backwards to accommodate Meghan.
According to reports from the Times, a former aide to one of the most senior members of the royal family claimed half the staff threatened to quit over tensions allegedly caused by the Sussexes.
Another Palace source claimed “the entire household was on the verge of quitting … it was drama, drama, drama with those two.”
Shortly before the wedding, Harry is said to have been told off by the Queen for yelling at her royal dresser Angela Kelly following a run-in with Meghan.
She is said to have complained that a tiara she planned to wear could not be produced for an unscheduled hair appointment.
One source told The Telegraph: “Angela told Harry it was priceless and couldn’t suddenly be handed over at short notice.
“He was furious and shouted: ‘What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.’ Suffice to say it didn’t go down too well.”
The Royal Family is braced for more bombshell claims in Monday’s broadcast amid an escalating war of words.
And aides said the Queen has not been given an advance copy of Harry and Meghan’s chat with Oprah Winfrey – instead “everyone will watch at the same time”.
Senior Royals have reportedly urged for “calm amid the storm” ahead of the bombshell interview which will be aired this weekend.
The interview, conducted by talk-show powerhouse Oprah Winfrey, will be aired on CBS in the US on Sunday night, and then in the UK on ITV on Monday.
Harry’s brother and sister-in-law are said to be “desperately sad “about Harry and Meghan’s estrangementCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Britain’s Prince William, left, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, second left, Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry at a Christmas Day ServiceCredit: AP:Associated Press
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