While a report from the Daily Mirror alleges that Prince William was far from pleased about his “hot-headed” younger brother’s statement regarding girlfriend Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace has released a statement from the prince claiming that nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, the Telegraph is reporting that William and Harry actually had an extensive discussion before his statement was released, and “gave his blessing” to Harry to beg the tabloid press to back off of Markle, with William agreeing that “the situation had gone too far and that something had to be done.”
“The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him,” reads a statement from Kensington Palace, provided to the Telegraph.
According to “a royal source,” it’s unlikely that Harry would have issued a statement of that magnitude without first discussing it with his brother.
“They don’t issue statements like that without talking to each other, and they talked about the Meghan Markle statement extensively in advance of it being put out,” claims the source.
The source adds: “The Duke was as alarmed as anyone about what was happening with Meghan. No one wanted to have to put that statement out, including Prince Harry, and there was concern about confirming the relationship. But over the course of one weekend things escalated to the extent that Prince Harry felt he had to act.”
Here’s the initial Kensington Palace statement on Meghan Markle and the harassment she and her family have been facing: