Prince William ‘worried’ for Harry

Prince William is reported to be concerned for his brother and sister-in-law after the couple opened up about the pressures they face in an ITV documentary.

A palace source told the BBC the Duke of Cambridge was "worried" about Prince Harry and hoped that he and Meghan were "alright". The couple were said to be "in a fragile place".

Kensington Palace has not yet responded to the documentary, which aired on Sunday UK time.

In the starkly honest portrait of their lives in Britain and time in southern Africa, Prince Harry admitted that he saw less of his brother at present than he used to and hinted at a rift between the two.

"We're certainly on different paths," he said. Asked about whether the reports of a rift were true, Prince Harry said: "Umm... part, part of this role and part of this job and part of this family being under the pressure that it's under, inevitably, stuff happens. But look: We're brothers, we'll always be brothers - and we're certainly on different paths at the moment.

"But I'll certainly always be there for him as I know he'll always be there for me.

"We don't see each other as much as we used to because we're so busy.

"But I love him dearly and the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days, you have bad days."

The documentary was filmed in ten days across Southern Africa where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex travelled on their first royal tour as a family.

The behind-the-scenes look showed the couple doing their charity work but also revealed how they were struggling to cope under the media spotlight, with Meghan admitting that her attempts to keep a "stiff upper lip" had were "internally damaging".

Meghan also revealed how friends had told her not to marry Prince Harry because the British tabloids would "destroy your life".

The 38-year-old said she never expected life in the spotlight to be easy but "thought it would be fair".

Reaction to the documentary has been mixed with plenty of praise for the couple for showing their vulnerability in public. However critics have claimed their personal gripes have overshadowed taxpayer-funded work highlighting links between the UK and the Commonwealth nations they visited.