The Duke of Cambridge expressed his sadness saying that he and Harry have now become separate entities.
Prince William has expressed his deep sadness after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to distance themselves from the rest of the royal family. He has now spoken of some hope that they can come up with a way to work as a "team". According to a report by The Sunday Times, The Duke of Cambridge confided in one of his friends that he wants to find a way to "support them" when rumors about the crisis between senior royals broke out, which was dubbed as 'Sandringham summit'.
Prince William reportedly said, "I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that anymore; we’re separate entities. I’m sad about that. All we can do, and all I can do, is try and support them and hope that the time comes when we’re all singing from the same page. I want everyone to play on the same team."
After the announcement, the Queen reportedly summoned the senior royals to the Sandringham estate in order to discuss the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to step down and to become more financially independent on their own. It is expected that William and Prince Charles will all be in attendance, while Meghan will join the meeting over the phone from Canada. It is also being said that this is the first time Queen and Prince Harry will have a face-to-face meeting since the announcement was made.
We do not know how the meeting will be structured or what will be discussed at the meeting but the BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond reported that "it is hoped that the talks will produce a 'next step' on the way to defining the couple's new relationship with the royal family", in keeping with the Queen's hope that they will find a solution within days, rather than weeks. He added that there are still "formidable obstacles" to overcome.
The senior royals of the palace are already in discussion over the phone since the announcement was made and during the time of the announcement, all of them were in different locations. The Queen was in Norfolk, Charles at Birkhall in Aberdeenshire, William at Kensington Palace and Harry at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, as reported by Guardian.
After the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's separation from the royal family was announced, it made international headlines. After this, a follow-up statement from the Buckingham Palace referred to the issues as "complicated", and another report by BBC claimed that the royal family were "disappointed" by the announcement and the couple also defied the wishes of the Queen.