A MEMBER of the Royal Family says they were so angry with the Duke of Sussex, they would have liked to punch him.

Mike Tindall made the light-hearted comments about his cousin in reference to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah in March.

In the bombshell interview, the couple discussed quitting the Royal Family, racism within the institution and Meghan’s struggles with her mental health.

Speaking at A Question of Sport Live event at the London Palladium on Monday, Mike hinted that Prince Harry had been “slapped” on a night out in Australia after the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

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The former England rugby player said he and his teammate Iain Balshaw thought it would be funny to throw a few punches at Prince Harry to see how quick his protection officers would intervene.

He told A Question Of Sport Live: “At Balmoral, the family are now having the same conversation. Except the Queen has taken his security away.”

Speaking on a podcast last year about how he could be depicted in Netflix drama The Crown, he said: "That has to be the main incident, if it was there — the full Harry slap."

Ex-rugby player James Haskell added: "They don't even know about that. Now you've revealed that."

Mike is married to Prince Harry's cousin Zara Tindall (nee Phillips) - the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

The couple have three children together - seven-year-old Mia, three-year-old Lena and Lucas, who was born in March.

Since Prince Harry and Meghan left the UK at the beginning of 2020, the Duke has only returned twice - for the funeral of Prince Philip in April and for the unveiling of a statue of his mother Princess Diana in July.

The pair recently made their first joint public appearance since the birth of their daughter Lilibet for a three-day trip in New York, which included a vaccine equity speech at Global Citizen Live on Saturday.

Earlier this month, former Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe branded the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “professional victims” who are unaware of their privilege.

The 73-year-old was asked for her views on Prince Harry and Meghan in relation to Ofcom’s decision not to uphold complaints made against Piers Morgan.

Ms Widdecombe took issue with the Sussexes' "victim" mentality and said the couple continued to moan despite being "privileged beyond belief".

“On a more serious note, I think Harry is very damaging to the royals, he must be personally very hurtful to the Queen,” she said.

"And I think they should keep quiet. I mean they are privileged beyond belief, and they moan that they were cut off financially. What a joke, $11 million California mansion. It's just unbelievable.

"They are privileged, they are professional victims, they are professional whingers and having said that they wanted privacy they've done nothing except publicise every last detail of life."