Harry and William have opened ‘communication channels’ after Oprah interview

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Prince Harry and Prince William are looking for ways to have a heart-to-heart talk in the wake of Harry’s blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey, sources tell Page Six.

“They have opened communication channels,” one source in the UK said.

While its not clear exactly how much contact the pair have had, they are still on speaking terms after the tell-all, in which Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, accused the royal family of cruelty and racism.

Meanwhile, William, who is the Duke of Cambridge, was asked Thursday whether he had spoken to his brother.

“No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do,”

As we reported, the two brothers — previously extremely close — have been only communicating via WhatsApp for the better part of a year.

During the interview last Sunday, Harry told Winfrey that he still has great affection for his brother.

“As I said before, I love William to bits,” he said. “We’ve been through hell together and we have a shared experience, but we are on different paths.”

The Oprah interview put the royal family on the defensive this week.

Queen Elizabeth herself was forced to issue a statement saying “recollections may vary” about whether racist statements were made about the skin color of Meghan and Harry’s baby, Archie.

A report later said that the Queen was grilling her staff about Meghan and Harry’s claims.

On Thursday, William was questioned at a public event about the alleged skin color comment.

“Is the Royal Family a racist family?” a reporter asked, to which he replied, “We’re very much not a racist family.”

William and his wife Kate Middleton were on a long-planned visit to School2 in East London to promote a children’s mental health program when Sky News reporter Inzamam Rashid called out the question.

Amid rumors that questions were planted, a royal source said: “They weren’t pre-planned. Of course, William and Kate probably expected someone would shout something out – but it wasn’t a set up, they didn’t know what would be asked.”

Another royal source added that “usually such an approach of ‘doorstepping’ is frowned upon.”

However, William’s brief comments disappointed commentators like Nikesh Shukla, author of “Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home.” 

Shukla said William’s comments offer “a defensive bulletproof shield rather than a discussion about racism.” 

“Having something that you’ve said be pointed out as racist is really uncomfortable, but it’s what you do next that counts,” he told The Associated Press.

“And what I’ve seen the royal family has done … is instead of interrogate that racism, they’ve said, ‘We are not a racist family,’ which is a very hard thing to move forward from.”

A spokesperson for Harry and Markle declined to comment.

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