Prince Harry, 36, – who revealed yesterday he is releasing a tell-all memoir, sensationally claimed earlier this year that his brother Prince William, 39, and his father Prince Charles are ‘trapped’ in the system of the British monarchy during a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe, who wrote Prince Harry: The Inside Story, told Closer magazine: ‘William and Kate have kept a dignified silence but now they’re letting their actions do the talking.
‘It’s almost as if they’re sending a secret message to Harry and Meghan saying, “We’re going to keep going, we’re still here, we’re not backing down, we’re carrying on”. It’s a message to Harry that life continues – with or without him.’
Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 39, are ‘on the charm offensive’ and sending a subtle message to the Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, that they’re happy and ‘not trapped’ like he said they were, a royal expert has claimed
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, recently attended the European Championships final at Wembley, where they brought along their eldest son George, who turns eight on Thursday, which delighted royal fans.
Candid photos of the trio embracing the emotional rollercoaster of the match offered an intriguing glimpse of their warm family dynamic, and commentators said they came across as ‘full of love and affection’.
Afterwards William issued a statement condemning the racism targeted at black England players who missed their penalties during the shootout which saw the national team miss out on the trophy.
‘I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour.
Prince Harry, 36, – who revealed yesterday he is releasing a tell-all memoir, sensationally claimed earlier this year that his brother the Duke of Cambridge and his father Prince Charles are ‘trapped’ in the system of the British monarchy during a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey
‘It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable,’ he wrote on Twitter – winning praise from fellow social media users.
And earlier this month, the pair were spotted giggling and smiling as they stepped out to watch Wimbledon together.
‘William and Kate are definitely on the charm offensive right now – and it’s working,’ Duncan told Closer.
He called the Duke’s statement about racism in football ‘really powerful’, adding that there is ‘no doubt’ William and Kate have taken Harry’s allegation that his brother is ‘trapped’ in a role he doesn’t want and are ‘determined to show that isn’t the case’.
Meanwhile royal expert Katie Nicholl said the Cambridges have ‘solidified themselves as the nation’s sweethearts more than ever recently’ in a ‘quiet, dignified way’
He suggested the Duchess in particular had appeared ‘all smiles’ on recent engagements to show Harry and Meghan she is ‘happy and fun’.
Meanwhile royal expert Katie Nicholl told the publication that the Cambridges have ‘solidified themselves as the nation’s sweethearts more than ever recently’ in a ‘quiet, dignified way’.
‘They’ve upped their game,’ she added.
During the explosive interview in March, Prince Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne, told the American chat show host: ‘I myself was trapped. I didn’t see a way out. I was trapped but I didn’t know I was trapped.
Royal sources have claimed that Prince William does not believe he is ‘trapped’ inside the system of the British monarchy and Prince Harry’s suggestions that he is are ‘way off the mark’
Asked what he meant, Prince Harry replied: ‘Trapped within the system, like the rest of my family are.
‘My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave.’
Prince Charles, the Queen’s son, is next in line to the throne, while Prince William is second in the line of succession.
Royal sources later claimed that Prince William does not believe he is ‘trapped’ inside the system of the British monarchy and Prince Harry’s suggestions that he is are ‘way off the mark’.
Instead, the Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the throne behind his father, has ‘accepted’ his role and ‘the path set for him’, royal sources say.
Meanwhile royal author Penny Junor claimed Prince William is ‘modelling himself on his grandmother the Queen’.
Junor, who penned ‘Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King’, told The Sun: ‘I think Prince William absolutely gets what his destiny is and he is embracing it.’