Smart, and how can you blame them?

A royal expert is speaking out this week to say that there is a reason why the royal family has not reached out to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the wake of their explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

Last month, Oprah’s best friend Gayle King revealed on “CBS This Morning” that Harry had spoken with his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William after the interview aired.

“Well, I’m not trying to break news, but I actually did call them to see how they were feeling, and it’s true, Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too,” King said. “The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation.”

“And I think what is still upsetting to them is the palace keep saying they want to work it out privately, but yet, they believe these false stories are coming out that are very disparaging against Meghan, still,” she added, “no one in the royal family has talked  to Meghan yet, at this particular time.”

Anna Pasternak explained to Fox News that nobody in the royal family has contacted Meghan because they feel that they can’t trust her, as any conversations they have with her would likely be leaked to the press.

“They don’t trust her,” Pasternak claimed. “They don’t trust that if they do get in touch with her, that’s not going to be reported through CBS. You can’t go on international television, have an audience of nearly 50 million people globally, basically trash the royal family, and then expect them to reach out in good faith. It just won’t work. It would be naïve to think that this interview would prompt the royal family to instantly think, ‘Our institution is all wrong. We’re completely out of date. We need you to help us modernize.’”

“Well, that was never going to happen,” she continued. “The reason the British royal family – the House of Windsor – has survived is because they have been quite ruthless in their survival mode and they’ve stuck to the same traditions and protocols. Harry acknowledged that when he said ‘My brother and my father are trapped’ because he knows nothing is going to change.”