Prince William 'does not know' why Prince Harry is demanding Royal Family apology

Prince Harry and Prince William

The Duke of Sussex wants an apology from his family

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 02/10/2023

- 18:43

The Duke of Sussex has stated he wants an apology from his family

Prince Harry has made it clear he expects an apology from the Royal Family, however, according to a royal commentator, Prince William "does not know" why this is the case.

Since stepping down as working royals in January 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spoken openly about their rift with the Royal Family.

In March 2021, the couple sat down for a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, and in December 2022 they released a Netflix documentary titled Harry & Meghan, where they included details about their lives as working royals.

Prince Harry later released his autobiography Spare in January 2023, which featured a detailed account of a physical fight between him and his brother.

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In comparison, Prince William and Princess Kate have rarely addressed their feud with the Sussexes.

In an interview earlier this year, Harry said: "The way I see it is, I’m willing to forgive you [the Royal Family] for everything you’ve done, and I wish you’d actually sat down with me, properly, and instead of saying I’m delusional and paranoid, actually sit down and have a proper conversation about this, because what I’d really like is some accountability."

The Duke of Sussex also told The Telegraph: “And an apology to my wife.”

Gareth Russell, a royal historian, spoke exclusively to GB News to explain why the Duke of Sussex expects an apology from his family.

Prince Harry Spare

Prince Harry released Spare in January 2023


Prince William and Prince Harry

Prince William 'does not know' why Harry wants an apology, according to a royal commentator


He said: “In Spare, he spent so much time complaining about who got the better room at Balmoral. Plus, for it to be released in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis was an interesting move.

“It does emerge as quite personal and maybe longstanding, and maybe it is jealousy.

“As the title of the memoir suggests, Prince Harry has always felt like a spare, so basically it’s just the luck of the family tree there.

“He makes quite cryptic comments like ‘They know what they did’. Which, given that he's prepared to specify in detail everything else is strange.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Harry and Meghan stepped down as working royals in 2020


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken openly about their rift with the Royal Family


“So I don't think anyone’s 100 percent sure what it is. Even according to Prince Harry himself, Prince William doesn't know what it is."

Russell further explained how the Prince of Wales was confused over the Duke of Sussex's demand for an apology.

He claimed: “There's a bit in the memoir where Prince Harry says, William was asking, ‘What is it? What is the problem?’

"And Prince Harry said to himself, ‘How could he not know?’ So I think maybe there's a lot of things that Prince Harry is carrying around.

"But it's possible that even Prince William isn't 100 percent sure what all of them saw, according to Prince Harry.”

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