William is “incredibly upset and betrayed” by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Netflix docuseries, “Harry & Meghan,” according to a royal expert.
The final three episodes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix series dropped yesterday, with a load of bombshell claims against William — including that William screamed at Harry for quitting royal duties, William bullied the couple out of the royal family, William conspired with Markle’s Associated Newspapers lawsuit, William sent a seemingly shocking text to Harry after the Oprah Winfrey interview and that William broke a pact to never trade negative press stories about his brother.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told “Entertainment Tonight” that the accusations might mean there’s not a good chance of reconciliation between Harry, 38, and William, 40.
“Well, I think that given the allegations that Harry has made in the latest three episodes of this docuseries are so personal towards his brother, I think it really does set back any chance of [healing] a rift for the foreseeable future,” Nicholl said.
“Even if William hasn’t watched this docuseries, and it’s my understanding that he hasn’t, he will be very aware of the headlines. He will be very aware of the damage inflicted on his reputation, and I think it also goes a long way in explaining why the brothers are not on talking terms,” she continued.
Nicholl shared that the Prince of Wales feels “very badly betrayed” by his brother and is “incredibly upset” and “will be taking this very personally.” She also said that William has concerns that any private conversations the two of them might have shared could end up in Harry’s upcoming memoir, “Spare” — coming out Jan. 10.
“I mean this is a couple who are never far away from their iPhone, from their cameras, who have really chronicled their lives for the last two years — I think there is just a great sense of mistrust within the family,” Nicholl explained. “They just simply feel that any reconciliation … is not in the cards because they can’t trust that it’s not gonna end up in a TV show or in a book.”
“I think that tempers are flaring, tempers are high. There’s a lot of tension, there’s a lot of upset, there’s a lot of anger and resentment, and any reconciliation is really quite far down the line,” the royal expert added.
Nicholl believes that Harry will eventually regret putting out the docuseries because “any chance of a reconciliation with his family [is] almost impossible, certainly at any point in the near future.”