Duncan Larcombe said that while the Royal Family have remained mostly silent since the Sussexes’ explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Will and Kate’s actions have not been so silent.
Prince Harry: The Inside Story author Duncan said the Cambridges are responding to some of Harry and Meghan’s claims using other methods.
He told CloserMagazine: “William and Kate have kept a dignified silence, but now they let their actions speak. It’s almost like they’re sending a secret message to Harry and Meghan saying, ‘We’re going to carry on, we’re still here, we’re not backing down, we’re going on. It’s a message to Harry that life goes on – with or without him. ”
During the controversial interview, Meghan and Harry made a series of shocking allegations, including accusing her in-laws of worrying about the color of her son Archie’s skin and claiming that Kate did. cry.
Duncan said a statement William posted on Twitter earlier this month in response to racist social media abuse of black footballers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the Euro final sent a ” very clear answer ”.
William wrote in a personal tweet signed “W” from the Kensington Royal account: “I am sickened by the racist abuse targeting England players after last night’s game. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this heinous behavior. It must stop now. and everyone involved should be held accountable. W. “
Duncan said: “William and Kate are definitely on the charm offensive right now – and it’s working. While William has always spoken out against racism, his statement this time was truly powerful and particularly relevant after Harry and Meghan’s accusation of the royal family. ”
He added that another claim made by Meghan and Harry during the interview that the Duke of Cambridge was ‘trapped’ in the royal family had also been ‘actively’ fought by Will and Kate.
Harry has spoken openly about his strained relationship with several relatives and has suggested that many of the issues he and Meghan face are systemic for the institution of the royal family which has been dubbed The Firm.
He suggested that other members of the royal family might be unhappy and that he was in a different position from his father and brother as they are the direct heirs to the throne.
Harry told Oprah, “My dad and my brother, they’re trapped. They can’t leave. “
Duncan said: ‘Kate is full of smiles everywhere she goes – she sends a message to Harry and Meghan saying,’ We’re happy, we’re having fun – we’re not trapped like you said. ”
Since leaving the royal family last year, the Sussexes have used the TV interview, as well as Harry’s conversation with James Corden, to discuss their time in the cabinet and the fallout behind the palace walls.
Last week it was announced that he would be writing an “accurate and entirely truthful” memoir of his life.
It’s unclear exactly what will be included in the book, which is due out at the end of next year, but it may well shed new light on why he and his wife Meghan Markle left the firm to move. in the USA.
A source told the Mirror that the thought of Harry’s book had triggered a ‘tsunami of fear’ in royal circles.