'Wow': Moment Harry left visibly upset by text message from William after Oprah interview

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. The 100th birthday of the RAF, which was founded on on 1 April 1918, was marked with a centenary parade with the presentation of a new Queen's Colour and flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Harry, Meghan and William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace watching a flypast in 2018, before the relationship between the two brothers is said to have broken down. (Getty Images)

The latest episodes of Harry and Meghan's Netflix documentary series have provided new insight into the breakdown of Harry and William's relationship.

The final volume of the controversial show, which was released on Thursday morning, contains a series of allegations by the Sussexes about their treatment at the hands of the royals – including accusations that aides of Prince William deliberately briefed against Harry.

Harry even describes an occasion William "screamed and shouted" at him during a tense meeting discussing the couple's future.

Another scene shows the Sussexes a few days after the couple's 2021 interview with Oprah had been aired.

Meghan can be seen talking on the phone to Tyler Perry – the US comedian who let the couple stay in his mansion after they left their lives in the UK behind.

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The duchess and Perry are seen discussing a statement released by the Queen, in which she said "recollections may vary" in response to Meghan's claims of racism in the interview.

Their conversation is then interrupted by Harry showing Meghan something on his phone — a text message from William.

"What am I looking at?" Meghan asks, before realising it is a message from William to which she responds: "Wow".

Harry rubs his nose and both the duke and duchess seem to be shocked and upset.

"H just got a text from his brother", Meghan explains to Perry on the phone while her husband bites his nails and stares at his phone screen.

After Meghan ended the call with Perry, Harry closes his eyes and says, "I wish I knew what to do."

ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 31: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry seen after playing in the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park Polo Club on May 31, 2014 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Harry's description of his relationship with William is a far cry from the closeness they used to enjoy. (Getty Images)

"I know. Let’s take a breather. Get some air and decide", Meghan replies as she comforts him with a hug.

The series does not disclose the contents of the message from William, nor does it explain why it chose not to.

The moment is one of a series of apparent interactions between Harry and William which — at least from Harry's perspective — paint an increasingly unhappy picture of their relationship.

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Elsewhere in the documentary, Harry claimed he had a "terrifying" encounter with William at January 2020 summit at Sandringham where the Sussexes future role was discussed.

"It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me and my father say things that simply weren’t true and my grandmother quietly sit there and sort of take it all in", he said.

Watch: Harry describes 'terrifying' moment William screamed at him in front of the Queen

He also disclosed that the two brothers had once made a pact never to brief the press against each other, as they had seen their father's office do previously.

Harry explained that if a palace press office "want to be able to remove a negative story about their principle, they will trade and give you something about someone else's principle. So the offices end up working against each other."

It is something Harry claims he and his brother had "promised" never to allow to happen in their own teams, with the duke describing it as "heartbreaking" when William's aides leaked against him.

While Harry clarified he wasn't asking if his brother condoned it, he wanted to know why William had not tried to end the practice.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Harry said he felt 'distant' from his family at the 2020 Commonwealth Day Service, one of his last royal engagements. (Getty Images)

"What I am asking is have you [William] have done anything to stop it? And the answer is no. William and I both saw what happened in our Dad's office and we made an agreement we would never let that happen".

Harry also discussed when he saw his family at the Commonwealth Day service in 2020, one of the couple's last engagements before stepping away from the UK for good.

"It's like living through a soap opera", Harry said, "where everybody else views you as entertainment [...] I felt really distant from the rest of my family, which was interesting because so much of how they operate is about what it looks like rather than what it feels like".

Yahoo News UK understands that neither Buckingham nor Kensington Palace will comment on the documentary.