Prince William was shocked that his brother, Prince Harry, dared to respond to The Queen’s statement saying that it was not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service after stepping away from the royal family, a source revealed.
“For Harry and Meghan to give The Queen a lecture on service is a joke. This woman has dedicated her life to public service often at the expense of her own happiness. If Harry and Meghan think doing interviews with Oprah and podcasts with Elton John are serving the British public, they are more delusional than many feared. Prince William is so angry that he hasn’t spoken with his brother since the announcement and there is no call scheduled for anytime soon,” an insider exclusively tells The Royal Observer.
“Harry thinks he can criticize the job without criticizing the family. But for William, the job is the family, and the family is the job. If you step away from one, you step away from both. No one thought it would be possible, but the relationship between Harry and William has hit an all-time low. You just don’t clap back at The Queen!” the source adds.
In its official statement on the issue, the Palace wrote:
"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. The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family.”
In response, Harry and Meghan said they will "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," a statement from their office read. "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."
After Meghan and Harry's big announcement, the couple "finally feel free," a source said.
“Harry and Meghan have achieved success beyond their wildest dreams in the U.S. and are settled and much more content living in Montecito, doing their own thing,” the insider shared. “They are determined to raise their children in a normal, stable environment, out of the spotlight, which would’ve [been] impossible if they’d remained royals.”