Prince William is said to be ‘concerned’ for his brother Harry after he bared his soul in an emotional interview.
A source said William hoped Harry and his wife Meghan were ‘all right’ after both told of their struggles to cope as royals.
In the ITV documentary, the prince spoke of his mental health and his relationship with William, saying they have ‘good days’ and ‘bad days’ and are travelling on ‘different paths’.
Meghan revealed that friends had warned her about marrying into the Royal Family, while Harry described the way he dealt with the pressures of his life as a question of ‘constant management’.
A source said William (left with Kate Middleton) hoped Harry and his wife Meghan (right with baby Archie) were ‘all right’ after both told of their struggles to cope as royals
During the documentary Harry (pictured above) revealed his feelings about his royal duties
Describing how William felt at seeing his younger brother clearly upset in the programme, a senior royal source said: ‘He is concerned, as anyone would be watching the documentary.’
Insiders told the BBC that William was ‘worried’ about his brother, hopes he is ‘all right’, and thinks the suggestion that Harry and Meghan want a six-week break from royal duties is probably a ‘good thing’ as they are in ‘a fragile place’.
But royal sources scotched talk of William being ‘furious’ about the timing of the programme, which ITV began trailing toward the end of his own successful tour of Pakistan with his wife Kate.
One said: ‘Actually I just think there is a really deep sadness there. Things will never be the same again, clearly.’
It has also been reported that many royals are concerned about the direction Harry and Meghan (pictured above) are taking
The source added: ‘People will debate what he [Harry] said about their relationship, although the truth is, as he said, that they are on different paths and don’t see as much of each other as they used to.
‘But that doesn’t stop [him] being concerned about his brother. I think it would be difficult for anyone to see a member of their family talking like that on camera.’
Harry and Meghan’s interviews, which aired on Sunday night, triggered huge public debate about their roles in the Royal Family, with several commentators expressing concern for them, but one suggesting they should ‘stop whingeing’.
Harry admitted in the documentary that he and his brother, who were once inseparable, now have their ‘good days’ and ‘bad days’. But he insisted that he knows his brother will always be there for him, a suggestion that was repeated to the Mail by royal sources, who said that William, 37, would ‘always have his back’.
During the documentary, the Duchess said: 'I am Meghan and I married this incredible man. This to me is just part of our love story'
Prince Harry said he feels 'deeply connected' to Africa, and he regularly visits the continent
It is clear, however, that the two brothers’ relationship is unlikely ever to be the same again even if the ‘rift’ between them, which began in the run-up to Harry’s wedding last year, has been bridged by a fragile peace. No one the Mail spoke to yesterday could confirm whether William saw the documentary in advance.
A source in the Royal Household suggested the future king had been forced to sit at home and watch it on Sunday night along with the rest of the nation. Buckingham Palace declined to comment last night. In the one-hour documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, presenter Tom Bradby followed the couple and their young son Archie on their tour of the continent.
Harry, 35, said he still felt grief over the death of his mother Diana, describing it as ‘a wound that festers’.
Meghan, a 38-year-old former actress from California, admitted she struggled with becoming a new mother under the glare of the media spotlight, saying: ‘Not many people have asked if I’m OK.’
Meghan Markle was interviewed by Tom Bradby (pictured) for the ITV documentary
Prince Harry told the broadcaster it would be 'amazing' to live in Cape Town and Africa will be the focus of his work during his lifetime
She said her British friends had warned her about marrying into the Royal Family because of the scrutiny she would face, and admitted that adjusting to royal life had been ‘hard’. She said: ‘I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried. But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging.’
Of his relationship with William, Harry said: ‘Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens.
‘But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.’
The ITV documentary came just weeks after Harry launched an extraordinary attack on the Press, comparing recent media coverage of his wife to that of his late mother and saying: ‘My deepest fear is history repeating itself.’
Royal author Penny Junor said Harry’s decision to talk about his and Meghan’s struggles was a ‘huge mistake’, adding: ‘My advice would be to keep his head down, and I’m afraid to say, stop whingeing.’
Meghan Markle is the very eloquent 'driver' of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, while Prince Harry is 'learning on the job', a body language expert has revealed.
Judi James told MailOnline the couple's new ITV documentary Meghan and Harry: An African Journey shows Meghan finishing her husband's sentences because she is 'more experienced at being direct'.
Meghan Markle: 'The very eloquent driver'
The video shows Meghan answering ITV's Tom Bradby's questions directly while Harry occasionally defers to his wife who 'gets to the answers first.'
'It's clear from the dynamic between Harry and Meghan as a campaigning power couple on the world stage that Meghan is the very eloquent 'driver' who seems to get the answer first while Harry is almost still learning on the job,' Judi explains.
She tells MailOnline: 'It's clear from the dynamic between Harry and Meghan as a campaigning power couple on the world stage that Meghan is the very eloquent 'driver' who seems to get the thought or the answer first while Harry is almost still learning on the job.'
Meghan's habit of finishing her husband's sentences shows they 'think as one', but the former actress has more experience of speaking frankly, the body language analyst added.
The very eloquent driver: The video shows Meghan answering ITV's Tom Bradby's questions directly while Harry occasionally defers to his wife who 'gets to the answers first.'
Judi says: 'There is no single body language sign from Harry that this doesn't work for him or that they don't read one another's thoughts.
'It's probably just that Meghan has the experience to be rather more eloquent and direct.'
She continued: 'Their like-minded, empathetic approach to their goals is also obvious but Harry's life as a royal means he's newer to all the high-energy passion and determination (plus open, honest emotion) that Meghan can bring to the job.
'He's grown up immersed in royal protocol and caution while Meghan – quite rightly – just wants to get on with the job and get things moving.'
More direct: Meghan finishes her husband's sentences as she has 'more experiences of being eloquent and direct', Judi James says
The body language expert also pointed to Meghan's habit of finishing Prince Harry's sentences as evidence of how in the sync and comfortable the pair are.
She said: 'Her trait of ending his sentences shows they think as one on these issues as there is no single body language sign from Harry that this doesn't work for him or that they don't read one another's thoughts.'
She added: 'It's quite unusual in a couple that haven't been married for many years and shows they will be excellent communicators with one another behind the scenes too.
'It was clear during this documentary that Harry's emotions were building up from the moment he set off on his solo tour to Botswana and became the grieving son walking in the footsteps of his mother Diana.'
Meghan puts her hands in her pockets to 'comfort herself' and 'try to hide'
In the last part of the documentary Meghan reveals her inner emotions as she discusses the toll being in the spotlight has taken on her mental health and her marriage.
Displaying 'complex' body language, she puts her hands in her pockets, which could be a 'self-comfort ritual' or a 'subliminal desire to hide', Judi says.
She added: 'Both Harry and Meghan are seen rocking gently from foot to foot as they show their emotions on camera.
'This can be a self-comfort ritual, as can the gesture of pushing your hands into your pockets, as it can sometimes signal a subliminal desire to hide.'
Meghan's 'self-comfort' hands in pockets ritual: Displaying 'complex' body language at the end of the documentary, Meghan puts her hands in her pockets, which could be a 'self-comfort ritual' or a 'subliminal desire to hide', explains Judi James
The body language expert said hiding her hands could also be Meghan's way of showing honest emotion.
She added: 'Meghan could be evaluating two impulses: the desire to show honest emotion to the cameras and the desire to hide away from the press.
'When the interview begins she adopts what is often called the 'pole position pose', touching her hands lightly in front of her torso, but when the questions become emotional there is a suggestion of some self-comfort fiddling before she puts her hands away into her pockets.'
A third reason Meghan hid her hands in the final exchange with Tom Bradby is her desire to select her words carefully, Judi suggested.
She said: 'When we speak more spontaneously our hand gestures come before our words but Meghan seems to stop herself using hand gestures at a couple of points, shoving them back into her pockets in what might signal a desire to be careful to use tact or say the right thing.'
Showing honesty with her hands in her pockets: Body language expert Judi James said hiding her hands could also be Meghan's way of showing honest emotion
Harry fights back tears as he addresses 'rift' with brother William
Judi also alluded to the rumoured rift between the previously inseparable brothers and claims the Duke of Sussex fought back tears when it came up in the interview.
She said: 'When Harry was asked about William and their alleged rift he again looks close to tears, presumably knowing some more emotional questions are about to be asked.
'His blink rate increases, he seems to swallow visibly and he sucks his lips in with a small biting gesture.'
Emotional Harry: Judi revealed that Harry's emotions were clearly bubbling up inside him as he spoke to Tom Bradby for the programme. She said: 'It was clear during this documentary that Harry's emotions were building up from the moment he set off on his solo tour to Botswana.'
The body language analyst pointed out Harry's red eyes as he spoke emotionally of the relationship with his brother.
Judi continued: 'Meghan's very emotional display at the end of the documentary was in keeping with the sense of honesty and emotional openness that Harry had previously shown.
'Like Harry she performs the kind of smiles that tie in with her mention of the stiff upper lip but there are also some sideways eye-darts to suggest she's choosing her words rather than recalling memories.
'Then when she uses eye contact with Tom we see a rounding of the eye that suggests a switch from the confident Meghan out there working on her campaigns and causes and the vulnerability that is clearly present as well.'
Close to tears as talk turns to William: Judi James said of Harry's body language when he mentioned his brother: 'When Harry was asked about William and their alleged rift he again looks close to tears, presumably knowing some more emotional questions are about to be asked.'
Royal experts say everyone 'from the Queen down are very worried' about the direction 'divisive' Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are taking as they give their verdicts on extraordinary ITV interviews
Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited - a book on Harry and Meghan's romance, who has written about the royals for three deca
The Queen and senior royals are 'very worried' about the direction 'divisive' Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are heading after they launched their extraordinary attack on the British media, royal experts claim.
Royal commentator Phil Dampier, who wrote 'Royally Suited' about Harry and Meghan's romance, said senior royals 'from the Queen down' are concerned and branded their comments in their new ITV documentary 'very serious'.
Jonny Dymond, the BBC's royal correspondent, said: 'I think they (the royal family) will be pretty horrified actually.'
While royal commentator Penny Junor described the couple's actions as a 'big mistake'.
It comes after the Sussexes told of their struggles with being in the spotlight and 'unfair' scrutiny in an explosive documentary called 'Meghan and Harry: An African Journey' that aired last night.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Phil Dampier, who has written about the royals over three decades, said: 'I hope on their six week holiday they reflect very carefully on what they do next.
'They had turned a corner with the Africa trip but all the good works were overshadowed by this attack on the press. 'They are either being badly advised or ignoring advice.'
The documentary, presented by long-time friend of Prince Harry and ITV anchor Tom Bradby, saw Meghan admit she had 'no idea' she would face such intense scrutiny.
Jonny Dymond (pictured), the BBC's royal correspondent, said: 'I think they (the royal family) will be pretty horrified actually.'
In her first on-screen interview since becoming a mother, the former Suits actress appeared to be holding back tears as she talked about being 'vulnerable' during her pregnancy with baby Archie.
But Mr Dampier said: 'I'm frankly astonished that Meghan is surprised by scrutiny from the tabloids and that she claims there aren't any tabloids in the US.
'She has been an actress for many years and must've had all sorts of publicity, good and bad. I can't believe she would be that naive.
Royal commentator Penny Junor (pictured in 2017) described the couple's actions as a 'big mistake'
'Also, surely Harry, who is so desperate to protect her, would have warned her right from the start what she was letting herself in for. And they both said as much in their engagement interview.
'I can honestly say that most tabloid royal reporters and editors I know wanted Meghan to succeed and saw her as a breath of fresh air.
'They have brought the bad press on themselves by lecturing people about climate change while using private jets themselves, telling the public - who paid for