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Now William Is Accusing Harry of Being Obsessed With Fame

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Apparently Prince William (who was recently and dubiously awarded the title of World’s Sexiest Bald Man) had some choice words for his brother following Meghan and Harry’s big interview with Oprah last month.

According to an Us Weekly report, the brothers’ post-interview conversation was tense, and even saw William accuse Harry of being obsessed with fame: “William feels that Harry has gotten too big for his boots since moving to California — that success and Hollywood have gone to his head,” an anonymous source shared, adding that William “accused [Harry] of putting fame over family after the big interview.”

That there might have been an uncomfortable conversation between the brothers isn’t unexpected, especially given that William’s first public response to the Oprah interview was to defend the royals as “not a racist family,” a claim that is very much at odds with Meghan’s and Harry’s upsetting accounts of their experiences with them — including that “concerns were raised” about the skin color of their son, Archie.

But to call Harry fame obsessed feels a bit unfair. Meghan and Harry didn’t choose the media frenzy that erupted around them when they started dating in 2016. In fact, they’ve said that the relentless press attention — which, in regard to Meghan, was often racist and sexist — made them deeply unhappy. And although it was highly produced and promoted, their discussion with Oprah has been their only significant interview since getting married.

Plus, Harry rebranded himself as a normie a while ago, a shift so effective he was recently mistaken for a Christmas-tree barn employee. He also goes by “just Harry,” and, to top it all off, he has a podcast.

While there have long been rumors of a rift between the brothers, Harry didn’t really mention anything in the big interview. It seemed more like the problems were between him and his dad, Prince Charles, who only recently started taking his calls again. Of his brother, Harry was rather tight-lipped, saying: “I love William to bits,” but “we went down different paths.”

Now William Is Accusing Harry of Being Obsessed With Fame