Prince William Is Reportedly Being "Kept in the Dark" About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah Interview

Prince William reportedly hasn't spoke to Harry in "some time" and is "in the dark" about the Sussexes' interview with Oprah Winfrey.

  • Royal fans around the world can't wait to hear what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) reveal in their upcoming, televised interview with Oprah Winfrey.
  • Members of the royal family are also waiting to learn what the Sussexes talked about with Oprah (opens in new tab) during their 90-minute interview special, apparently. Sources say Harry and his brother, Prince William, haven't been in touch recently and that the Duke of Cambridge has no idea what his brother and sister-in-law discussed during the sit-down.
  • "Things are still bad between them, although both want to repair that brotherly bond," a royal insider said of the state of Harry and William's relationship. "William does not know what she has told Oprah, none of the Royal Family do. They will find out at the same time as everyone else, although I doubt they’ll watch it."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey (opens in new tab) is shaping up to be a big television event. Royal fans don't know exactly what to expect from the 90-minute sit-down interview—and neither, it seems, do many members of the royal family. According to a new report from The Sun (opens in new tab)Harry's brother, Prince William (opens in new tab), is among those "in the dark" about the details of the interview. 

Apparently, even though the royal brothers "want to repair" their notoriously strained relationship, they haven't really been keeping in touch lately—which, you know, makes it hard for Harry to keep his brother in the loop about things like the Oprah interview (opens in new tab).

"Harry and William have not spoken for some time, and Meghan speaking about their relationship or relationships with the Royal Family to Oprah will not help matters," a royal insider told the Mail on Sunday (opens in new tab).

It seems like things between William and Harry are still strained (opens in new tab) and, as a result, Will doesn't really know what his brother and sister-in-law discussed with Oprah during their 90-minute sit-down interview.

"Things are still bad between them, although both want to repair that brotherly bond. William does not know what she has told Oprah, none of the Royal Family do," the insider added. "They will find out at the same time as everyone else, although I doubt they’ll watch it."

We'll definitely be watching. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah (opens in new tab) Winfrey is set to air on CBS on Sunday March 7 at 8p.m. ET.

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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.