Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are "appalled" by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to sit down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey, claimed a source.
Once thick as thieves, the relationship between the brothers has continued to crumble as Harry distanced himself from the royal family. And now that he's going to be airing out the family's dirty laundry in a March 7 TV special, their rift has only deepened.
The source noted that William and Kate "are utterly aghast" by their actions, "especially in light of the dreadful timing with [Prince] Philip in the hospital.
Earlier this month, CBS announced the couple will chat with their new California neighbor in a 90-minute interview. In the first segment of the special, Meghan will talk to Winfrey about "everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure."
Then Harry will join them to "speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family."
And while one insider claimed the duo will "not talk negatively" about William and Kate since they don't want to add fuel to the fire, another insider revealed to E! News that they will be "speaking their truth" and addressing the "tension" between them all.
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"The interview is going to shine a light on what they have been through," the second insider added. "Meghan and Harry are relieved they are away from it all."
Winfrey's good friend Gayle King teased the public by sharing that Winfrey had spent an entire weekend coming up with questions to ask the pair. "I'm told nothing is off limits," she spilled. "She can ask anything she wants."
It turns out that on March 7, Queen Elizabeth II will also be making a televised appearance to celebrate Commonwealth Day, so the fact that Harry and Meghan are allowing their own special to air on the same day is raising eyebrows.
"If Harry and #Meghan cared about the Commonwealth, why did they agree to this date for their big #Oprah interview?” tweeted Daily Mail editor Richard Eden. "Seems like a calculated snub to me. #royal."