William is still angry at Harry’s racist comments and why Charles could become a ‘ghost king’ – watch our Palace Confidential talk show for an unrivaled royal analysis
- Experts discuss Prince William’s speech on racism in Britain – and how he may have been inspired by Harry
- Commentator Sarah Vine believes William is still “smart” because of comments Harry made in an interview with Oprah
- Daily Mail Editor-in-Chief Richard Kay says Harry’s departure has caused William ‘great sadness’
Prince William’s speech on racism in Britain will be partly inspired by the fact that he is still “smart” about the comments Harry and Meghan made last year, commentator Sarah Vine believes.
The Sussexes ’claims of racism in the royal family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 made headlines around the world.
‘I think that’s a problem [William] he thinks he has to address it directly and I think that’s a good way to deal with it, “she told Palace Confidential.
‘Maybe he’d just like to draw the line below that and just make sure people understand where he’s standing on it.’
Daily Mail editor-in-chief Richard Kay believes William was overwhelmed by ‘great sadness’ after Harry’s departure, which was further exacerbated by his brother’s subsequent ‘ad hominem attacks’ in interviews.
In a speech this week during the unveiling of the Windrush National Monument at Waterloo Station in London, Prince William said he learned so much about racism during his and Kate’s Caribbean tour
According to commentator Sarah Vine (pictured), Prince William’s recent speech on racism in Britain will be partly inspired by the fact that he is still “smart” about the comments Harry and Meghan made last year
‘I think it will be extremely difficult for him to forget what happened, even if he can forgive,’ he tells the program.
‘William won’t close the door on him, he will bring it back, but I think there will have to be some fundamental changes in the nature of Harry’s relationship with the royal family before William allows that change to happen. ‘
The anticipation of Harry’s memoirs will stop any rapprochement for now, according to the editor of the Daily Mail, Richard Eden.
‘I really mean it [Harry] he keeps his family at a distance until his book is published, ‘he says. ‘I think he will say some things that are uncomfortable and that will go badly with Prince Charles and Prince William and he will almost not be able to face them.’
Meanwhile, the focus on Prince William, who turns 40, has inevitably led to speculation about how they are both preparing for the monarchy.
During their interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, Harry and Meghan said an unnamed senior member of the royal family had made racist comments about the skin color of their future children.
Sarah Vine believes the attention given to William and his family because of Charles will stab the Prince of Wales.
‘I think he has to feel very strongly that a lot of people, if you ask them, are going to say it should be skipped over to William, and I think that’s very unfair,’ she says.
‘So there is a perception that Prince Charles is a kind of spirit between the Queen and William. And I think in his place I would feel a little annoyed about it, honestly. ‘
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