Even though Prince Harry dissed his father, Prince Charles, while speaking to Dax Shepard on his podcast, Prince William is apparently appalled at the remarks, a source revealed.
"Prince William is, of course, saddened by the recent developments because of the way Prince Harry is putting such deeply personal pain into the public domain, invading all the family's privacy," an insider told Daily Mail's Dan Wootton. "It is fair to say that, even now, William does privately have conversations about the relationship with his father, which has been strained in the past. There was much hurt after his mother's death and both brothers at times found their father's commitment to his work difficult to comprehend. Just like Harry, William has learned lessons from his upbringing and ensures he puts his family time first above any other commitment."
The source added, "But William also believes continually developing and growing his relationship with his father is critical for the future of the monarchy. They now have a lot of mutual respect and he would never even comprehend for one moment speaking publicly in the way Harry has done in the past week."
While talking to Shepard, Harry revealed that he would be a different kind of parent to his son, Archie, and unborn daughter.
"If I've experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I'm going to make sure that I break that cycle so that I don't pass it on. Suddenly, I started to piece it all together and go, 'OK so this where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this bit about his life, I also know that's connected to his parents.' So that means that he's treating me the way that he was treated. Which means, how can I change that for my own kids?" he said.
Harry also admitted that he never really wanted to be in the royal family when he was younger. "Look what it did to my mum. How am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family, when I know it's going to happen again?" he said.
Now, it seems like William and Harry might never make up.
"Of course this is Prince Harry's story to tell and he has every right to share it," another royal insider said. "But what you have to understand is that it goes very much against the strategy he agreed with William following the 20th anniversary of Diana's death. That's going to increase tensions between William and Harry, which sadly are already high."