Prince William is ‘sad and shocked’ by Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s response to Queen Elizabeth: report
Prince Harry and Prince William are enduring 'fractures' in their relationship after royal exit: doc
Prince Harry and Prince William are enduring 'fractures' in their relationship after royal exit. ‘The Royal Beat’ host Kate Thornton sat down with ‘Finding Freedom’ author Omid Scobie for True Royalty TV. Harry is currently residing in California with his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie.
On Friday, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex won’t return as working royals. The announcement came just over a year after Harry, 36, and Markle, 39, revealed they were taking "a step back" as senior royals, which came with a one-year review period.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family," the statement began.
Prince William (right) is reportedly 'unhappy' with the way his younger brother Prince Harry (left) responded to their grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. (Getty)
"Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service. While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family."
Right after the palace shared the statement, Harry and Markle released their own message.
A spokesperson for the couple said in a statement that "as evidenced by their work over the past year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role. We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."
In response, sources close to William told The Sunday Times that he’s "very upset by what has happened" and found the couple’s behavior "insulting and disrespectful."