Prince Harry and Prince Charles are said to have a strained relationship following the Duke of Sussex’s decision to leave his royal role, alongside his wife Meghan Markle, in early 2020. The brother and father of Prince William allegedly did not speak to each other for months.
It was claimed that Prince Charles spoke to Prince Harry on Archie’s birthday in May. They also walked together at Prince Philip’s funeral in April. Though the father-and-son tandem are near to each other during those occasions, some royal fans noticed that they had cold treatment, which makes it harder to tell if their relationships are on the mend.
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Recently, Prince Harry has been accused of imitating Meghan Markle’s strained relationship with her own father, Thomas Markle Sr., after the reported breakdown in communication between him and Prince Charles. Keep on reading to know more details.
Is Prince Harry Mirroring Meghan Markle’s Strained Relationship With Her Father?
Camilla Tominey claimed, thru a Daily Telegraph article, that there was a “fragile relationship” between Prince Charles and Prince Harry. The royal editor, as per Express UK, even suggested that the relationship of the two princes is likely to be “at breaking point” since the husband of Meghan Markle has aired a number of controversial claims about his father a couple of times.
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The journalist shared Prince Harry claimed he raised concerns about the donor in the “cash for access” crisis, which engulfed the household of Prince Charles. However, the husband of Camilla Parker-Bowles denied the accusations that Saudi billionaire donated thousands of pounds to one of his charities in exchange for a knighthood.
Camilla Tominey, who referred to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, claimed Prince Harry accused Prince Charles and Prince William of being “trapped” in the monarchy. As if that is not enough, Harry also divulged to Oprah that his father cut him off financially.
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An unnamed royal insider told The Daily Telegraph:
"…like any parent, Charles did get fed up with the constant calls from Harry for more money. He did his utmost to make them feel financially supported. I think a lot of parents will be able to identify with that.”
The royal editor then claimed that Prince Harry is somewhat imitating how Meghan Markle is treating her own father. Camilla Tominey stated:
"It has not gone unnoticed behind palace gates that Harry cutting himself off from the rest of his family appears to echo Meghan’s relationship with her own father, Thomas Markle. Tellingly, however, those who know Charles best insist he won’t be angry at Harry’s latest salvo, just sad."
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The Daily Telegraph quoted another unidentified palace source that claimed Prince Charles loves Prince Harry. The tipster said:
“He will feel absolutely devastated by this, distraught. He’ll be beside himself if this means he also becomes more ostracised from his grandchildren. It’s such a sad state of affairs.”
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Prince Harry and Prince Charles have yet to comment on the reports saying that they are still at war. So, devoted supporters of the royal family should take all these unverified claims with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.
Prince Harry And Prince Charles Are Reportedly On Speaking Terms Again
Meanwhile, PageSix reported that Prince Harry and Prince Charles are talking again after several months. While this is a good progress in their strained relationship, the entertainment news outlet shared that the channels of communication are not totally open.
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An unnamed royal insider told the publication:
“Charles was hugely hurt when Harry and Meghan just dumped it on the family they were giving up their roles and moving abroad. I don’t think [Harry and Charles] talked for a good while, but now the channels of communication are open. I don’t think it’s all roses. It’s not like they are sitting down for a heart-to-heart on the phone once a week.”
The Main on Sunday previously claimed that Prince Charles and Prince Harry had planned to have a private dinner when the Duke of Sussex returned to the United Kingdom in June for the unveiling of the late Princess Diana’s statue. However, it is believed that the said dinner did not actually happen.
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