How Does Queen Elizabeth Supposedly Feel About Prince Harry's Interviews?

There's been no holding back for Prince Harry. The estranged royal has been quite vocal about his thoughts on his family, how they've been treating him, and everything that led to his royal exit with Meghan Markle in 2020.

While Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey, televised in March 2021, saw him talk about the treatment they received from his family, his recent sit-down with Winfrey for his new docuseries "The Me You Can't See" saw him reveal more about his relationship with his father, Prince Charles. "My father used to say to me when I was younger ... 'Well, it was like that for me, so it's going to be like that for you,'" Harry said to Oprah in the Apple TV+ series, via Page Six. "That doesn't make sense — just because you suffered, that doesn't mean that your kids have to suffer."

Per People, Harry stated in his new docuseries that his interview with Oprah was all about "being authentic" while sharing his experience with the world. The Duke of Sussex also revealed how he thought his position was relatable to many people despite their position of privilege. Meghan and Harry's shocking revelations keep coming, but not everyone's taking them well — especially Queen Elizabeth, who's said to be disappointed by Harry's oversharing. Here's how the queen reportedly feels about Harry's recent interviews, according to royal sources.

Queen Elizabeth is reportedly taking Prince Harry's criticisms 'very personally'

Queen Elizabeth, who's been grieving the loss of her husband Prince Philip, has been "deeply upset" over Prince Harry's comments on the royal family, and according to royal sources, she's taking it "very personally." Understandable, considering it's her son, Prince Charles, who's the subject of Harry's recent comments.

"Harry's grandmother has taken this very personally and is deeply upset by what Harry has said, in particular his comments about Charles' parenting and suggesting his father knows no better because of how he was brought up. It has been a very upsetting time," an unnamed royal source said to the Daily Mail

Harry's criticism has also hurt his father, who's now ready for a dialogue with his son, per the Daily Mail's sources. "I don't think the Prince will cut his son off, despite what Harry has said," another source told the U.K. outlet. "Charles will want to engage, but it's fair to say what Harry has said in both interviews with Oprah has been seen as very callous within the family. If Harry was to attack the queen in a more personal way, Charles would close ranks with the queen without a doubt, and Harry would be out in the cold." But for now, the sources say that Prince Charles is open to a reconciliation with his son, though he and the queen aren't thrilled about Harry's latest comments.

Is Prince William also upset with Prince Harry's interviews?

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles aren't the only royals deeply affected by Prince Harry's frankness about how he felt growing up in the British royal family and his previous duties as a working member of the family. Unsurprisingly, William wasn't smiling about his brother and Meghan Markle's revelatory interview with Oprah Winfrey, either. According to People, he was infuriated by the fact that Meghan named his wife Kate Middleton during the interview in a bad light when she revealed that Kate made her cry at her wedding. He was also unhappy about Harry's April appearance on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast (via Entertainment Tonight), during which Harry compared life at Buckingham Palace to a zoo.

"I think the problem with the podcast and the things Harry has said — particularly about the institution, feeling like he was in 'The Truman Show,' feeling like he was in a zoo — it has echoes of what he said on Oprah, that he, and his brother, and his father feel trapped by the institution," royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET in May. "It may be how Harry feels, but I don't think it's how William and Charles feel."

Prince William isn't too pleased with his brother, but will they be able to move on?

Prince William and Prince Harry have a long road ahead of them

Although Prince William and Prince Harry have not quite seen eye to eye on many matters, a source told The Sunday Times in March that William does miss his brother. "Once he got over the anger of how things happened, he was left with the absence of his brother," the source revealed to the publication. "They shared everything about their lives, an office, a foundation, meetings together most days and there was a lot of fun along the way. He'll miss it forever."

The brothers have proven that they can put their feud aside when necessary, as they were filmed speaking to one another at Prince Philip's funeral in April. A family friend spoke to Vanity Fair and said that the interaction was a healthy step in the right direction. "William and other members of the family have some very strong feelings about some of the things Harry and Meghan said on Oprah and things need to be talked through, but this was not the occasion and everyone respected that," the source explained. "It's going to take more than a wake to sort things out, but this is hopefully a start."

However, a May 11 report from Cosmopolitan mentioned that the brothers are "not talking" at all. Only time will tell what's next for Prince Harry and his tumultuous relationship with his royal relatives.