Harry said William complained about issues that he and Kate were having with the Sussexes to Charles and Camilla.
After reports surfaced in British tabloids that Meghan made Kate Middleton cry during the week of her wedding — which Meghan said during the Sussexes’ 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey was backward and that Kate had made her cry — Harry said he, Meghan, William, and Kate gathered for a summit at their home in December 2018 to discuss issues they had been having.
During the conversation, Harry said Kate acknowledged the press’ version of events was incorrect, and the four began speculating on who the press could have heard the story from. The conversation went in “circles” initially, until William spoke up, Harry said.
“Finally, finally, Willy leaned back and conceded that, ahem, while we’d been on tour in Australia, he and Kate had gone to dinner with Pa and Camilla… and, alas, he said sheepishly, he might’ve let it slip that there’d been strife between the two couples,” Harry wrote, implying his father or stepmother had spilled the beans to the press.
Harry said he and Meghan were shocked into “a heavy silence.”
“I told Willy: ‘You…of all people…should’ve known…,'” Harry wrote, seeming to allude to William’s previous complaints about Charles and Camilla’s relationship with the press.
Indeed, a few months later in April 2019, Harry said William called him “seething” and “justifiably incandescent” because “Pa and Camilla’s people had planted a story or stories about him and Kate, and the kids, and he wasn’t going to take it anymore.”
Harry went on to say he and William had confronted Charles about one senior member of their team who was planting stories already. But, according to Harry, Charles called them “paranoid” and defended his right to have a person to plant stories for him because the Queen had one as well.
Harry said he tried to connect the issues William was having with Charles and Camilla to his own problems with the press as a result of the stories written about Meghan when he came to him in April 2019, but that William “shifted all of his rage onto” Harry and Meghan rather than seeing his perspective.