AceShowbiz - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked everyone last week when they announced on their joint Instagram account that they decided to step down as senior royals. A new report suggests that the announcement was not only caught Harry's brother by surprise, but also made him "angry."
A source reveals to Us Weekly that the Duke of Cambridge is "distraught and frustrated" by his little brother redefining he and Meghan's roles within the royal family. "William's done everything in his power to help his brother over the years and feels totally let down by his 'reckless' and 'selfish' actions."
"The way he sees it, Harry's thrown all the good advice he gave him back in his face," the source continues.
William is not the only one who has been impacted by the controversial move done by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The insider adds that "when Harry was feeling low or had problems, William was always there for him, as was Kate. Kate's incredibly hurt too. She acted as a mentor to Harry before Meghan came into the picture and hates seeing her husband so upset."
Amid the tension, Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly "furious," urging the brothers "to put on a united front" to prevent the situation from escalating. The source, however, shares, "But right now, William and Harry refuse to make amends -- they're both being stubborn, especially Harry."
In related news, Tom Bradby, who interviewed the couple for their October documentary in Africa, predicts on an op-ed in the Sunday Times that Harry and Meghan's first sit-down TV interview will be explosive. Writing on Sunday, January 12, he said, "I have some idea of what might be aired in a full, no-holds-barred, sit-down interview and I don't think it would be pretty."
Harry and Meghan made headlines after announcing on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 their intention to "step back" as senior royals, while fully intending to "become financially independent" after streamlining their role within the institution. They went on to launch their new sussexroyal.com website, outlining their plans for the future, which include splitting their time between the U.K. and North America.