Prince William and Prince Harry are trying to mend their rift, Finding Freedom author claims

Princes William and Harry are working towards mending the ‘hurtful’ rift that has all but torn the once-inseparable brothers apart, the author of a new biography about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has claimed. 

Carolyn Durand, who co-authored Finding Freedom alongside royal correspondent Omid Scobie, spoke to the Today show about some of the revelations within its pages, and opened up about what caused Harry, 35, and his brother William, 38, to fall out. 

According to Durand, the rift between the two brothers began in 2016, when Harry and Meghan first started dating – and was sparked by a conversation during which William urged his younger brother to slow the romance down and to ‘take some more time getting to know Meghan’. 

Expert: Finding Freedom co-author Carolyn Durand has opened up about the rift between Princes William and Harry, detailing how it was caused, and how they are repairing it

Expert: Finding Freedom co-author Carolyn Durand has opened up about the rift between Princes William and Harry, detailing how it was caused, and how they are repairing it

Problem: According to Durand, Harry and William (pictured in 2018 with their wives) fell out after the older brother urged his sibling to slow down his relationship with Meghan Markle

Problem: According to Durand, Harry and William (pictured in 2018 with their wives) fell out after the older brother urged his sibling to slow down his relationship with Meghan Markle 

'Hurt': The royal author says that the brothers (pictured as children with their father Prince Charles) are 'making their way back to each other', but that the process will 'take some time'

‘Hurt’: The royal author says that the brothers (pictured as children with their father Prince Charles) are ‘making their way back to each other’, but that the process will ‘take some time’ 

The royal expert suggests that these words of advice rubbed Harry the wrong way – and served as the straw that broke the camel’s back as far as the siblings’ relationship was concerned. 

‘He expressed to him, maybe he wanted to take some more time getting to know Meghan,’ Durand said. ‘It wasn’t because people didn’t trust Meghan. This was simply because the boys had watched our for each other since they were young children.’ 

Durand stresses that the falling out between the two brothers did not happen as a result of any anger or resentment on either part however, but rather feelings of ‘hurt’ on both sides. 

Opening up: Durand co-authored Finding Freedom with fellow royal expert Omid Scobie

Opening up: Durand co-authored Finding Freedom with fellow royal expert Omid Scobie

‘As we write in the book, it wasn’t anger,’ Durand said. ‘It was hurt.’  

The bombshell biography also reveals that the two siblings, who were once inseparable, ‘hardly spoke’ in the months after that tense chat, with sources close to the royals alleging that this bitter rift between the brothers only grew wider after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in 2018.  

Their already-fraught relationship then suffered another blow at the start of this year, the book details, when Harry and Meghan announced that they were quitting their roles as senior members of the royal family and would be splitting their time between the US and the UK.  

However, Durand and Scobie explain that the tension between the two siblings was most certainly borne out of concern on William’s part that Harry’s relationship with Meghan was moving so quickly – a fear that his brother refused to pay mind to. 

In fact, Finding Freedom also reveals just how intense the romance between Harry and Meghan was right from the get-go, claiming that the couple knew they ‘would be together’ after the second date, and that they were immediately ‘obsessed’ with one another from the very first meeting.  

And while Harry may have officially popped the question to Meghan at home at Kensington Palace, Durand says the royal actually ‘pledged’ to marry her when the couple were on their second trip to Botswana in 2017 – having ignored his brother’s advice to the romance slowly. 

‘They actually made a promise to each other in Botswana initially underneath the stars,’ Durand said. ‘And when Harry got back to London, then he did propose over a roast chicken.’  

Caution: '[William] expressed to [Harry], maybe he wanted to take some more time getting to know Meghan,' Durand said of the conversation that sparked the siblings' falling out

Caution: ‘[William] expressed to [Harry], maybe he wanted to take some more time getting to know Meghan,’ Durand said of the conversation that sparked the siblings’ falling out 

Priorities: The royal author said that Meghan and Harry, who are living in Los Angeles, are focusing their time on their one-year-old son Archie and their charitable work

Priorities: The royal author said that Meghan and Harry, who are living in Los Angeles, are focusing their time on their one-year-old son Archie and their charitable work 

But one silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has pushed Harry and William to begin repairing their relationship, with Durand revealing that they are slowly ‘making their way back to each other’. 

‘Like in any family, there have been some ups and downs, but the brothers are making their way back to each other,’ Durand said. ‘And that will take some time.’ 

For now, the British author said that Harry and Meghan are enjoying their time in Los Angeles – where they have been living for several months with their son Archie – and are focused on their charity work, and spending as much time with their first-born as possible.  

‘When they do video-conferencing calls with their team and with members of the community, you will often see Archie pop into the camera,’ Durand revealed. ‘He’s now walking a bit. They’re very, very hands-on parents.’

The Today interview comes just as Durand’s co-author spoke to Good Morning America about William and Harry’s fallout, defending both Meghan and Kate Middleton against any suggestion that they were to blame for causing the rift between the brothers.   

Scobie insisted that any falling out between William and Harry was entirely due to the behavior of the brothers, and had nothing to do with Meghan or Kate , or indeed any uneasiness that may have existed between the two women. 

In fact, he believes that the change in the relationship between William and Harry actually came as a result of the younger sibling choosing to break out of the role of ‘subservient brother’ – which Scobie notes likely prompted the dramatic chilling of relations between the princes.  

‘I felt it was important to really dive into this in the book because we had seen Meghan and Kate really blamed for almost driving a wedge between them,’ he said.  

‘They are both men in their 30s and Harry not wanting to play that role of sort of the younger more subservient brother anymore.’  

Difficulties: While Durand was on Today, her co-author Scobie spoke to Good Morning America about the couple's decision to quit the royal family

Difficulties: While Durand was on Today, her co-author Scobie spoke to Good Morning America about the couple’s decision to quit the royal family

Motivation: He said that the monarchy's racial 'ignorance' did 'play a role' in the couple's decision to leave the UK and step down as senior royals

Motivation: He said that the monarchy’s racial ‘ignorance’ did ‘play a role’ in the couple’s decision to leave the UK and step down as senior royals 

But while frosty relations between Meghan and Kate may not have been to blame for Harry and William’s falling out, Scobie does not deny that the two women were never close – and that there was at least some resentment on the Duchess of Sussex’s side over how the Duchess of Cambridge treated her when she first joined the royal family.

‘These are two women that really have very little in common,’ he said. 

‘I think that being a newcomer and knowing that Kate was once a newcomer, I think there were times – speaking to sources – where Meghan felt she could have [had], or needed, a little bit more support from Kate and didn’t get it in some of those important moments.’

Still, he insisted that much of the tension between the two women has been over-dramatized in the court of public opinion, addressing one particular report that Meghan had pushed Kate to ‘tears’ at her wedding to Prince Harry, claiming that it has been completely over-exaggerated. 

‘When I spoke to the people who were actually there and involved, the first thing they all said, well, there were no tears,’ he said – although he did not deny that there was some tension between the two women on the day of the royal wedding. 

But as far as Kate breaking down, Scobie insisted it ‘couldn’t be further from the truth’.   

During his GMA interview, the royal correspondent also claimed that Meghan and Harry’s decision to quit the royal family for good was prompted by racial ‘ignorance’ within the monarchy. 

‘In terms of ticking those boxes that may ruffle feathers within an ancient institution such as that of the monarchy, she had really ticked all of them,’ he said, adding: ‘Race did play a role.’

Scobie suggests that Meghan never felt comfortable within the royal family – and that she was never made to feel as though she was entirely welcome.  

  

Speaking out: The author opened up about his own experiences with racial prejudice as a bi-racial royal correspondent, recalling one unpleasant interaction with a senior royal aide

Speaking out: The author opened up about his own experiences with racial prejudice as a bi-racial royal correspondent, recalling one unpleasant interaction with a senior royal aide

Speaking out: The author opened up about his own experiences with racial prejudice as a bi-racial royal correspondent, recalling one unpleasant interaction with a senior royal aide

'Failed': Scobie said that Meghan and Harry were 'failed by the monarchy' and insisted that the royal family missed the chance to embrace 'diversity, inclusivity and representation'

‘Failed’: Scobie said that Meghan and Harry were ‘failed by the monarchy’ and insisted that the royal family missed the chance to embrace ‘diversity, inclusivity and representation’

The author went on to detail his own experiences with racial prejudice as a bi-racial man working closely with the monarchy in his role as a royal correspondent, recalling one particularly unpleasant interaction with a senior aide to the Queen. 

‘I myself have also had moments as a bi-racial royal correspondent within the institution,’ he said. 

‘I’ll never forget the moment an aide, or a senior aide close to the Queen, said to me, ‘I never would have expected you to speak like that,’ and that level of ignorance I think perhaps made it very difficult for Meghan.’  

Scobie’s remarks come just as Prince Harry addressed the desperate need for more diversity and inclusivity, insisting that it will take ‘every single person on the planet’ to defeat racism in a candid new virtual interview for a civil rights organisation. 

Harry, who is currently living in Tyler Perry’s $14 million mansion in Beverly Hills with Meghan, 38, and their son Archie, one, is set to speak about the topic in further detail in a new interview for the Color of Change initiative – however in a short clip released on Instagram, he praised the younger generation for ‘acting, rather than just saying’.

Speaking with US civil rights leader Rashad Robinson, the royal said: ‘As we’ve discussed before, it is going to take every single one of us, this is not just down to the black community, it’s going to take every single person on the planet right now.’ 

Harry’s decision to speak so publicly about the battle against racism is all part of what Scobie recently described as his ‘journey to workeness’, which, the author says, was guided by Meghan. 

In a recent interview with the National Public Radio, Scobie noted that watching Meghan face racial bias was the first time that Harry had witnessed that kind of prejudice towards someone so close to him first-hand, explaining that this sparked the royal’s ‘journey to wokeness’. 

‘Harry’s journey to wokeness has been very public,’ he said. 

Tension: Scobie said that Meghan never felt entirely welcome in the royal family, and that she did not feel as though she received enough - or indeed any - support from Kate Middleton

Tension: Scobie said that Meghan never felt entirely welcome in the royal family, and that she did not feel as though she received enough – or indeed any – support from Kate Middleton 

Falling out: However the author denied that Meghan and Kate had anything to do with the rift between Princes Harry and William, insisting that the brothers fell out on their own

Falling out: However the author denied that Meghan and Kate had anything to do with the rift between Princes Harry and William, insisting that the brothers fell out on their own  

‘We’ve seen him learning and educating himself along the way, but this experience of witnessing Meghan face racist remarks and commentary would have been the first time he’d seen someone in his life or someone he was particularly close to affected by it in a certain way.

‘We talk about some of the more obvious examples in some of the media coverage but I think that the things that have flown under the radar are some of the othering of Meghan we’ve seen.

‘We’ve sort of seen it repeatedly that she’s not one of us. And now, what do they mean by not one of us?

‘And I think there are things like that which Harry’s really had to become more attuned to and learn to see when it happens in front of him. And Meghan would have been the person that guided him on that journey. ‘  

While Meghan and Harry’s decision to quit their roles as senior members of the royal family in favor of a more independent life in the US sparked serious controversy that continues to rage on – however Scobie insisted to GMA that the couple will come out on top in the history books. 

He placed blame on the royal family for the couple’s move, saying that he believes Harry and Meghan were ‘failed by the monarchy’, and insisting that when historians examine the moment in years to come, it will be viewed as a missed opportunity for the centuries-old institution to evolve and diversify. 

‘History will remember them as a couple that were perhaps failed by the institution of the monarchy, where there was this chance to have a woman of color, an American woman of color, in the house of Windsor representing the monarchy just as much as her husband,’ he explained. 

‘That was a chance for the royal family to have diversity, inclusivity and representation in a way that no other moment in their lives could have brought and for them to not have harnessed that is something I’m sure historians will be looking at for years to come.’ 

Scobie believes that the couple were left with ‘no choice other than to leave’, insisting that things had reached breaking point for both Meghan and Harry.  

False: Although Scobie admits that Meghan and Kate never saw eye to eye, he denied rumors that the Duchess of Sussex left her sister-in-law in tears at her wedding to Prince Harry

False: Although Scobie admits that Meghan and Kate never saw eye to eye, he denied rumors that the Duchess of Sussex left her sister-in-law in tears at her wedding to Prince Harry 

Rumors: It was reported that Kate had been 'reduced to tears' by Meghan's 'strict demands' for her wedding, but Scobie insists this 'could not be further from the truth'

 Rumors: It was reported that Kate had been ‘reduced to tears’ by Meghan’s ‘strict demands’ for her wedding, but Scobie insists this ‘could not be further from the truth’

‘They had no choice other than to leave because they both knew that it wasn’t going to continue should they just carry on as they were,’ he said.’

The royal correspondent also called out the ‘harsh British tabloids’ for the treatment of Meghan, insisting that this contributed, at least in part, to the couple’s departure, pointing back to November 2016 when Harry publicly blasted the media’s coverage of his then-girlfriend as a sign that the couple were already considering a move away from life within the monarchy. 

‘I think we had a series of ups and downs with the couple,’ Scobie said when asked when things ‘took a turn’ for Harry and Meghan. 

‘We only have to look back in the early days of Harry’s relationship with Meghan around November 2016 when he issued that statement lambasting sections of the media for racist and misogynistic reporting.’  

Scobie also address reports that Meghan and Harry ‘weighed in’ on Finding Freedom through ‘secret interviews’, insisting that the couple had nothing to do with the stories in the book. 

‘I know there’s a lot of speculation about the couple having sort of given secret interviews for the book and having weighed in, but it really couldn’t be further from the truth,’ he said. 

However, royal expert Victoria Arbiter told Today that, while Meghan and Harry may not have given direct quotes to Durand and Scobie, she believes the couple certainly had a hand in providing some of the information that is in the book. 

‘There were a lot of very personal texts that are mentioned in this book, personal feelings, personal accounts that really only could’ve come from Harry and Meghan,’ she said, adding that it’s likely the royal couple gave their friends the go-ahead to share certain stories with the authors. 

‘So though not directly, there’s a suggestion here really that their friends were given permission to talk. I don’t think anyone that’s a close friend to Harry and Meghan would want to talk without permission, so yes, I say that Harry Meghan’s fingerprints are on this, just not directly.” 

Royal Family shares photos of Princess Anne at 1976 Olympics

The royal family is celebrating Princess Anne’s life on Instagram ahead of her 70th birthday on Saturday. 

The Firm’s official Instagram account has dedicated today’s story to the Princess Royal’s 20s, from 1970 to 1980.

It highlighted the first charity Anne ever worked with, Save The Children UK, which led her to visit Kenya in 1971 during her first ever solo royal tour, aged 21. 

The story also applauded her success as an equestrian, Olympian and member of the British Eventing Team.

Also diving into Anne’s personal life, the story shared a picture of the princess royal’s wedding to Captain Mark Phillips, which took place on 14 November 1973. 

The children she shared with her first husband, Peter Phillips, 42 and Zara Tindall, 39, also made an appearance in the story with some adorable pictures of them as toddlers. 

The royal family is celebrating Princess Anne’s life on Instagram ahead of her 70th birthday on Saturday. The Firm’s official Instagram account has dedicated today’s story to the twenties of the Princess Royal, in the 1970s. They shared a snap of her Westminster Abbey wedding to Mark Phillips on 14 November 1973 

The Instagram story also celebrated Anne's accomplishments in eventing. She was the first ever royal to compete in the Olympics where she rode her mother's steed Goodwill at the 1976 Montreal Olympics

The Instagram story also celebrated Anne’s accomplishments in eventing. She was the first ever royal to compete in the Olympics where she rode her mother’s steed Goodwill at the 1976 Montreal Olympics 

Following her wedding to Captain Mark Phillips in November 1973, Princess Anne gave birth to her son Peter Phillips in 1977

Following her wedding to Captain Mark Phillips in November 1973, Princess Anne gave birth to her son Peter Phillips in 1977 

Princess Anne will turn 70 on Saturday, the occasion for the Royal family to celebrate her many achievements and share them with the public. 

The Instagram story informed royal fans that today would be dedicated to the royal’s 20s, which started in 1970 with a royal tour of Australia with the Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen and Prince Charles. 

During the same trip, the royal family also travelled to Fiji and Tonga as well as new Zealand. It was Princess Anne’s first tour of Australia and the Prince of Wales’ second official visit. Charles visited Australia in 1966 for schooling purposes, and returned in a more official capacity in 1967. 

This was the first of many oversea trips for Anne, who, according to the Royal Family, has since then conducted 480 overseas engagements. 

The Instagram story informed royal fans that today would be dedicated to the royal's 20, which started in 1970 with a royal tour of Australia with the Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen and Prince Charles

The Instagram story informed royal fans that today would be dedicated to the royal’s 20, which started in 1970 with a royal tour of Australia with the Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen and Prince Charles

This was the first of many oversea trips for Anne, who, according to the Royal Family, has since then conducted 480 overseas engagements

This was the first of many oversea trips for Anne, who, according to the Royal Family, has since then conducted 480 overseas engagements

The story went on to highlight some of Anne's early charity work with Save the Children UK, of which she' became the president in 1970

The story went on to highlight some of Anne’s early charity work with Save the Children UK, of which she’ became the president in 1970

The Princess Royal completed her first ever solo oversea trip in 1971. She met Save The Children Volunteers in Kenya, as well as the hosts of the children's show Blue Peter

The Princess Royal completed her first ever solo oversea trip in 1971. She met Save The Children Volunteers in Kenya, as well as the hosts of the children’s show Blue Peter 

The story went on to highlight some of Anne’s early charity work with Save the Children UK, of which she’ became the president in 1970. 

Throughout the years, Anne has met with many Save the Children volunteers on the ground and around the world. 

Her work with the charity led her to visit Kenya in 1971 during her first ever solo foreign trip. Then, she met with Save the Children volunteers as well as the much popular hosts of the Blue Peter children show. 

Anne went from being the charity’s president to its patron in 2016, a duty that had been carried by her mother the Queen up until this point. 

The story also highlighted the Princess Royal's success in the equestrian world. She was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Britain's Sportswoman of the Year in 1971

The story also highlighted the Princess Royal’s success in the equestrian world. She was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Britain’s Sportswoman of the Year in 1971

The Princess royal is  still a keen horsewoman and has had quite the reputation as a rider throughout her life

The Princess royal is  still a keen horsewoman and has had quite the reputation as a rider throughout her life

The Princess royal is also a keen horsewoman and has had quite the reputation as a rider throughout her life. 

In 1971, she was named the BBC’s Sport Personality of the year and Britain’s Sportswoman of the Year for her equestrian talents. 

Anne was a member of the British Eventing Team for five years, where she competed in dressage, cross country and show jumping in three-day events.

She earned a gold medal during the 1971 individual eventing discipline and silver in both individual and team disciplines in 1975. 

In 1976, she became the first ever member of the royal family to compete at the Olympics, riding the Queen’s steed Goodwill at the Montreal Olympics. 

The Instagram story also shared an adorable snap of Peter Phillips as a toddler and Zara Tindall as a baby

The Instagram story also shared an adorable snap of Peter Phillips as a toddler and Zara Tindall as a baby 

Taking a look at the royal’s personal life, the Instagram story shared a snap of her 14 November 1973 wedding to her first husband and father of her children Captain Mark Phillips. 

The couple were wed at Westminster Abbey in a tasteful ceremony. Anne wore a beautiful embroiderd ‘Tudor-style’ wedding dress with a high collar and long sleeves, which was designed by Maureen Baker.   

The couple had two children, which the Instagram story mentioned as well. 

Peter Phillips, now 42 and a father-of-two, was born in 1977. The story shared an adorable picture of the working royal as an infant, resting in his mother’s arms as the Queen perches over her daughter’s shoulder to look at her grandson. 

Zara Tindall, 39, born in 1981 and now a mother-of-two, was also featured in the story in an adorable picture showing her as a baby and Phillip as a toddler. The pair are both dressed in white and smiling to the camera. 

Princess Anne divorced Mark Phillips in 1992, during the Queen’s Annus Horribilis. She remarried that same year, tying the knot with Sir Timothy Laurence, who was equerry to the Queen from 1986 to 1989. 

The story ended on a gorgeous picture of Princess Anne in a blue and ocre blouse, promising to dedicate tomorrow’s story to Anne’s life in the 1980s.  

Overexcited labradoodle pushes a woman to the floor as she films a TikTok dance

Hilarious video shows the moment an overexcited labradoodle pushes a woman to the floor as her friends attempt to film a TikTok ‘thrusting’ dance

  • Kimberly Rodgers, 21, from Glasgow, captured the hilarious moment with friends
  • The dog got involved as three friends were attempting to film a TikTok dance
  • Clearly over excited the labradoodle pushed one of the dancers to the floor 

A group of friends have captured the humorous moment their overexcited dog decided to get in on the action as they filmed a TikTok ‘thrusting’ dance.

The hilarious clip was filmed by Kimberly Rodgers, 21, from Glasgow, Scotland, as she attempted to take part in the latest dance trend with two friends over the weekend. 

Kimberly shared the video to TikTok along with the caption: ‘Don’t let this flop she got sh***** by a dog for this.’ 

The dog jumps on top of Jess as she attempts to dance

As the friends begin to start the dance to a Disco Lines remix of Taylor Swift’s Love Story the dog quickly jumps in (left) and then on top of Jess as she attempts to dance

In the short clip Jess is seen dancing along to the remixed Taylor Swift Love story track with along with Kimberly and Carly Craig when suddenly a large labradoodle is seen pushing her to the ground. 

With impeccable timing the dog then ‘dances’ along to the song in his own way, whilst mounting Jess. 

The video is made funnier as her two friends ignore the bizarre scene, instead continuing their dance along to the viral TikTok song. 

Jess' two friends, Carly and Kimberly appear to be unfazed by the interruption

The pair continue to dance, finishing their one take dance clip

Jess’ two friends, Carly and Kimberly appear to be unfazed by the interruption and continue to dance, finishing their one take dance clip 

While the girls obviously find the dog’s behaviour hilarious, they maintain their professionalism, expertly carrying out the synchronised dance moves while their friend lays behind them.

The video gained 570k views after Kimberly posted it to Twitter with the caption: ‘Jess got absolutely sh***** by Carly’s dog.’ (sic) 

Twitter user Allan Bryce commented: ‘Her mate did her a turn there. Just jumped in front of the camera when her mates being molested by the dug. (sic)’ 

Amused Twitter users commented on the bizarre scene as it played out, with Dean praising the 'professionalism' of the dancers for carrying on

Amused Twitter users commented on the bizarre scene as it played out, with Dean praising the ‘professionalism’ of the dancers for carrying on 

Elsewhere user Dean tweeted: ‘They just left her and finished the TikTok. LMFAO professionalism at its finest.’

Twitter user Chloe Louise added: ‘The dog felt that song a little too much.’

And Dan Clifford tweeted: ‘Might honestly be the best thing I’ve ever seen.’

Prince Harry says it’s up to all of us to defeat racism

The Duke of Sussex revealed he and the Duchess of Sussex had spoken to a ‘number of CEOS’ to urge them to ‘put principles over profit’ in a candid new virtual interview for a civil rights organisation.

Prince Harry, 35, who is currently living in Tyler Perry’s $14 million mansion in Beverly Hills with Meghan Markle, 39, and their son Archie, one, having stepped back from royal duty in March, is set to speak about the topic in a new interview for the Colour of Change initiative.

In a clip released of the interview on Instagram, Prince Harry praised the younger generation for ‘acting, rather than just saying’, and insisted it would take ‘every single person on the planet’ to defeat racism.

Speaking with US civil rights leader Rashad Robinson, the royal continued: ‘As we’ve discussed before, it is going to take every single one of us, this is not just down to the black community, it’s going to take every single person on the planet right now.’

His comments come as the authors of the couple’s upcoming biography Finding Freedom claimed Meghan helped guide Prince Harry on his very public ‘woke’ journey. 

Prince Harry, 35, has declared it will take ‘every single person on the planet’ to change racism and inequality in a new interview 

Revealing that he had an ‘honest conversation with Meghan as parents, he said: ‘As we said to you the moment you said you were starting the Stop Hate for Profit Movement’ – “how come you didn’t mention this”!

‘We were like “guys this is what we’ve been working on separately for months, this is perfect how can we help”. 

‘We spoke to a number of CEOS, but we as a couple take no credit or responsibilty for the decision of companies, so our job was to inform, and to have an honest conversation as parents and say “this is principle over profit”. The real key now is to make sure this change lasts.’

The clip of the interview was shared over the weekend online, with the caption seemingly including a quote from Prince Harry: ”“Inequality is not unfortunate like a car accident, it has been manufactured”.

The caption continued: ‘Prince Harry and @iamrashadrobinson talked candidly about systemic racism, hate online and people with privilege, using their privilege for change. 

‘Here’s a sneak peek at what happened. Stay tuned for the full convo #ComingSoon!’

In the clip, Rashard said: ‘Part of this work, part of this moment that we’re in, is that making sure from analysis to action that we drive action toward structural and systemic change. Changing the rules that have held people back.’

Prince Harry and Meghan have been shifting their focus to the Black Lives Matter movement after stepping back from royal duty in March 

Harry added: ‘You say this so beautifully Rashard, and it’s so true.

‘There’s so much that has happened for so long and once those problems exist, charity is crucial in so many ways but it can’t fix the problem. The problems already exist, and are too big.

‘As I’ve said to you before, it’s like bringing a bucket of water to a forest fire.

He continued: ‘We have to go to the root of the problem, the source of the problem, and actually fix it there.’

Meanwhile he went on to praise the younger generation for ‘leading the movement’.

He said: ‘To be led by the younger generation and to act rather than just say, it’s like okay so you’ve said it and now you’ve got to follow through with it.’

According to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Meghan has played a pivotal role in helping her husband become more attuned to racism.

In the clip, the Duke of Sussex, who is currently living in Tyler Perry's $14 million mansion having stepped back from royal duty, said charity 'cannot fix the problem'

In the clip, the Duke of Sussex, who is currently living in Tyler Perry’s $14 million mansion having stepped back from royal duty, said charity ‘cannot fix the problem’ 

Speaking to the National Public Radio in the United States, Mr Scobie said: ‘Harry’s journey to wokeness has been very public. 

‘We’ve seen him learning and educating himself along the way, but this experience of witnessing Meghan face racist remarks and commentary would have been the first time he’d seen someone in his life or someone he was particularly close to affected by it in a certain way.

‘We talk about some of the more obvious examples in some of the media coverage but I think that the things that have flown under the radar are some of the othering of Meghan we’ve seen. 

‘We’ve sort of seen it repeatedly that she’s not one of us. And now, what do they mean by not one of us?  

The couple's upcoming biography Finding Freedom was written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

The couple’s upcoming biography Finding Freedom was written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

‘And I think there are things like that which Harry’s really had to become more attuned to and learn to see when it happens in front of him. And Meghan would have been the person that guided him on that journey. ‘

Who is Rashard Robinson? 

Rashad Robinson is an American civil rights leader. 

He is the president of Color of Change, having joined the organization in May 2011. 

The organization was founded after Hurricane Katrina and has a stated mission of strengthening political and cultural power for Black communities in America and making political and corporate leaders more responsive to the concerns of Black people. 

Days ago, the royal wrote that social media was stoking a ‘crisis of hate,’ and urged companies to rethink their roles in advertising on digital platforms.

In an opinion piece for U.S. business magazine Fast Company headlined ‘Social media is dividing us. Together, we can redesign it,’ Harry said that social media, as it currently stands, is ‘unwell’. 

‘The digital landscape is unwell and companies like yours have the chance to reconsider your role in funding and supporting online platforms that have contributed to, stoked, and created the conditions for a crisis of hate, a crisis of health, and a crisis of truth,’ he wrote.

He called for online communities to be ‘defined more by compassion than hate; by truth instead of misinformation; by equity and inclusiveness instead of injustice and fearmongering; by free, rather than weaponised, speech.’

The former senior royal said he and his wife, Meghan, have spent the past few weeks working with business leaders and marketing executives on the issue to try and introduce changes.

Harry said he and Meghan started their social media reform campaign at the same time as the launch of the Stop Hate for Profit movement in June.

That campaign was launched by a coalition of non-profits who urged companies to stop advertising on Facebook until the Mark Zuckerberg-owned firm more effectively tackled hate speech on its platform.

In the op-ed, seen above, Harry urged every social media platform to step up and take responsibility for creating new standards for hate speech, and to work more actively with consumers - not ad-buying corporations - to create a safe environment that isn't cashing in on misinformation and hate

In the op-ed, seen above, Harry urged every social media platform to step up and take responsibility for creating new standards for hate speech, and to work more actively with consumers – not ad-buying corporations – to create a safe environment that isn’t cashing in on misinformation and hate

Enlisting the support of more than 1,000 companies, the Stop Hate For Profit campaign ‘sent a $7 billion message through withheld ad dollars,’ Harry wrote.

Harry urged every social media platform to step up and take responsibility for creating new standards for hate speech, and to work more actively with consumers – not ad-buying corporations – to create a safe environment that isn’t cashing in on misinformation and hate.

It’s not the first time that Prince Harry has spoken out about these issues in recent months. 

Last month, the royal faced criticism after he appeared to take a swipe at the British Empire by saying the history of the Commonwealth ‘must be acknowledged’, even if it’s ‘uncomfortable’.

The Duke made the comment as he joined wife Meghan for a video call with young leaders from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust last month.

The Duke of Sussex was criticised by some last month after saying the Commonwealth needs to follow others who have 'acknowledged the past'  as he joined wife Meghan for a video call with young leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust

The Duke of Sussex was criticised by some last month after saying the Commonwealth needs to follow others who have ‘acknowledged the past’  as he joined wife Meghan for a video call with young leaders from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust 

Prince Harry’s further quotes 

‘For me, based on the youth and the younger generation that I’ve met all over the world, the same thing keeps coming up, and from a privileged position, if they’re all  saying the same thing, then our job is to make that change. It’s not just a small group of people, it’s a whole generation saying this is unjust.

‘They are a generation that are more aware than previous generations, partly because of technology and the possibility to travel the world through YouTube probably. For me it’s about a reset, this is an opportunity for a reset and I’ve always said that we need the youth to lead and guide, because they have the solutions.

 ‘I tip my hat to them because this will inevitably be uncomfortable for a lot of people because it’s not been done before.’

 ‘It is a battle as these platforms bring so much connection for so many people, but at the same time it provides so much division. 

‘For so many young people I’ve spoken to it’s a love- hate relationship, and I guess that’s part of the addiction. But the danger of this addiction is that it’s tailored to the individual and there’s no rule book like with cigarettes or alcohol. 

‘It will take a lot having learnt what I have, it’s been an awakening for me. My biggest question is “why wouldn’t you want to be part of that change”? – if you are connected to social media through some form, why wouldn’t you want to be part of the change – I think you’re part of the problem if that’s the case. It’s way beyond a problem, it’s now a global crisis.’

As part of the discussion on ‘justice and equal rights’, Harry said the Commonwealth needs to follow others who have ‘acknowledged the past’ and are ‘trying to right their wrongs’, and also admitted to having his own ‘unconscious bias’.  

The intervention was criticised by Tory MP Andrew Rosindell, who told MailOnline Prince Harry’s comments were ‘disappointing’ and would not ‘please’ the Queen. 

Meanwhile London-based veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards said Harry criticising the one thing the Queen ‘cherishes above all things’ – which is preserving the Commonwealth – is an ‘insult’.

Writing in The Sun, he said: ‘Harry should stop listening to his wife, who is obviously filling him full of these ideas. She is evidently no fan of Her Majesty’s beloved Commonwealth. 

Meghan and Prince Harry are 'shifting their focus' to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to Katie Nicholl

Meghan and Prince Harry are ‘shifting their focus’ to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to Katie Nicholl

It is the latest in a series of public steps taken by Harry and Meghan as they shift the focus of their royal work towards racial equality and social justice.

In June, Harry has also publicly apologised for ‘endemic’ institutionalised racism’, saying he is ‘sorry’ the world isn’t in the place where young people ‘deserve it to be’. 

The statement sparked calls for Harry to apologise for his own mistakes relating to racism. 

It comes after royal expert Katie Nicholl revealed how Prince Harry and Meghan, who have been ‘very busy’ focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on their charities, now plan to focus their energies on the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Duchess of Sussex spoke out in June about the death of George Floyd, which has sparked protests across the world

The Duchess of Sussex spoke out in June about the death of George Floyd, which has sparked protests across the world

Katie told Entertainment Tonight: ‘The Black Lives Matter movement matters to Meghan and it matters to Harry. And I understand that this is going to be an area where we’re going to see the couple doing a lot more work and taking a lot more interest.’ 

Katie said that Prince Harry and Meghan’s different backgrounds as an Englishman and a Californian gave them ‘different perspectives’ on the movement, and had helped them ‘keep abreast’ with what is happening on the ground in both countries.

According to the royal expert, Meghan in particular is ‘passionate’ about the movement and sees herself as ‘a role model’ who is able to speak on the issue of racial equality.

Disfigured mother prepares to undergo EIGHTH surgery to fix her face

EXCLUSIVE: Mother whose face was disfigured in a horrific motorcycle accident begs doctors to do an EIGHTH reconstructive surgery to fix her dropping eye and blocked nostril

  • Hope and her two daughters meet with LA-based Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow on  Monday night’s episode of the E! reality series Botched 
  • In a preview clip, Hope explains she had slammed face-first into a steel beam
  • Her youngest daughter witnessed the crash, and it was her screams that alerted a nearby paramedic who ended up saving the mom’s life 
  • After seven surgeries, Hope still has a drooping eye and scar tissue in her nostril
  • Despite her suffering, she says the worst part for her is knowing her daughters will always carry emotional trauma from the accident  

A mother is preparing to undergo her eighth reconstructive surgery after her face was disfigured in a horrific motorcycle accident that emotionally traumatized her two daughters.  

In a preview clip from Monday night’s episode of the E! reality series Botched, Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow meet with Hope and her children, one of whom had witnessed the moment her face slammed into a steel beam years ago. 

‘My leg was trapped, so my upper body came over, and I face planted the I-beam behind the guardrail,’ Hope tells the plastic surgeons.  

Last shot: Hope is hoping Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow can help fix her disfigured face on Monday night’s episode of Botched 

Life-changing: The mom had slammed face-first into a steel beam during a horrific motorcycle accident. She has has seven reconstructive surgeries, so far

Life-changing: The mom had slammed face-first into a steel beam during a horrific motorcycle accident. She has has seven reconstructive surgeries, so far

Life-changing: The mom had slammed face-first into a steel beam during a horrific motorcycle accident. She has has seven reconstructive surgeries, so far 

Her children were 10 and 14 at the time; her youngest was there with her when she crashed, but, thankfully, in a separate vehicle.  

Hope’s daughter explains that her mom had wrecked in front of a paramedic’s house and her screaming as a little girl was what drew his attention to the accident.

‘He came running over, and he had her all ready before an ambulance even got there,’ she recalls of the man who saved her mother’s life.    

‘Hope is very lucky that a paramedic was there,’ Dr. Dubrow notes in his testimonial. ‘Ironically, the unluckiest day in her life was also, weirdly, one of the luckiest.’

Family affair: Hope has the support of her two daughters during the emotional consultation with the plastic surgeons

Family affair: Hope has the support of her two daughters during the emotional consultation with the plastic surgeons 

Traumatic: Her youngest daughter (pictured) witnessed the crash, and it was her screams that alerted a nearby paramedic who ended up saving the mom's life

Traumatic: Her youngest daughter (pictured) witnessed the crash, and it was her screams that alerted a nearby paramedic who ended up saving the mom’s life

The mom needed a feeding tube for a year after the accident, and she has had seven surgeries to reconstruct her face, so far.   

She admits that she doesn’t like the appearance of her drooping eye, explaining: ‘I don’t have two of the same eye.’ 

She also has an issue with the amount of scar tissue in her right nasal passage. 

‘If I had to rely on it to breathe, I’d suffocate,’ she explains. 

Hard to handle: Dr. Nassif (left) and Dr. Debrow (right) can't help but ask the girls how the trauma of their mom's accident had affected them emotionally

Hard to handle: Dr. Nassif (left) and Dr. Debrow (right) can’t help but ask the girls how the trauma of their mom’s accident had affected them emotionally 

Forgotten: Hope's eldest daughter admits that she blocked out that time in her life and doesn't remember the details

Forgotten: Hope’s eldest daughter admits that she blocked out that time in her life and doesn’t remember the details 

Heartbroken: Hope can barely speak as she fights back tears after learning her daughter has blocked out the traumatic moment in their lives

Heartbroken: Hope can barely speak as she fights back tears after learning her daughter has blocked out the traumatic moment in their lives

Dr. Dubrow can’t help but ask what it was like for the girls emotionally to have their mother, the person they love most in the world, come home after nearly dying in an accident.

‘I really just don’t remember,’ Hope’s eldest daughter says, pausing. 

When Dr. Nassf asks her to elaborate, she says she doesn’t recall the details of what she did on a daily basis.  

Hope can barely speak as she fights back tears after learning her daughter has blocked out the traumatic moment in their lives.  

‘I feel like what happened to me is nothing to what happened to them emotionally,’ she says in her testimonial. ‘I feel like they’re always going to carry that.’