Prince Harry and the King ‘still don’t speak much’, partly because of Charles’ ‘disappointment’ over Duke’s portrayal of Queen Camilla as ‘dangerous’ and a ‘villain’ in his memoirs, insiders claim
Prince Harry and the King ‘still don’t speak much’, partly due to Charles’ ‘disappointment’ with his son’s portrayal of Queen Camilla in his memoirs, an insider claims.
The relationship between Prince Harry, 39, and the royal family has been tense for years, after he and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals and moved to California.
The couple have since made a number of sensational claims about their treatment by the Palace, including in a wide-ranging interview with Oprah and in a memoir, Spare, published by Harry in January.
Although Harry has since attended his father’s coronation at Westminster Abbey in May, his relationship with King Charles remains fractured – with the royal family not publicly marking his birthday in September.
An insider has claimed that the Duke of Sussex has not received any personal wishes from his brother, Prince William, or his father, King Charles.
In fact, they told it The Telegraph: ‘Communication between the king and Prince Harry remains quite poor. They hardly speak at all.’
Prince Harry and the King ‘still don’t speak much’ partly due to Charles’s ‘disappointment’ over his son’s portrayal of Queen Camilla in his memoirs, an insider claims
The source claimed that this could be due to the fact that the ‘workaholic’ King Charles prefers to communicate by phone or letter rather than via my text and WhatsApp.
However, the insider suggested another reason: Charles’ “disappointment and dismay” over Harry’s description of Queen Camilla in his memoir, Spare.
The Duke said his stepmother is ‘dangerous’ and a ‘bad guy’ who has ‘left bodies in the streets’.
He wrote in Spare: ‘I have complex feelings about gaining a stepparent who I thought had recently sacrificed me on her personal PR altar.’
Harry also accused Charles and Camilla of ‘planting stories’ about William and his family: ‘Give Dad and Camilla an inch, he said, they’ll take a mile.’
The latest comes as Omid Scobie, the unofficial mouthpiece of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, launched a stunning attack on the royal family in promotional material for his new book, calling Prince William “power hungry” and King Charles “unpopular.”
The relationship between Prince Harry, 39, and the royal family has been strained for years after he and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals and moved to California
Prince Charles poses with his sons Prince William and Prince Harry during the royal family’s skiing holiday in Klosters in 2005
Scobie, 42, author of Finding Freedom, the 2020 bestseller about the couple, this week unveiled the cover of his latest book Endgame with a breathless description on Amazon, calling it “a probing examination of the current state of the British monarchy – a unpopular king’. , a power-hungry heir to the throne, a queen willing to go to any lengths to maintain her image and a prince forced to start a new life after being betrayed by his own family.’
A source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I’ve been told this is bad, very bad. It is unlikely that royal aides will comment, but if there are allegations of racism they will of course be strongly refuted.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told US TV presenter Oprah Winfrey that when Meghan announced her pregnancy, an unnamed member of the royal family had wondered what skin color their son Archie was likely to have.
The Sussexes repeatedly denied working with Scobie and his co-author Carolyn Durand on Finding Freedom, but Meghan was later forced to admit in the High Court that she had authorized an assistant to secretly brief the couple.
Endgame, published on November 28, is likely to cause further unrest at Buckingham Palace. It is not known whether the Sussexes had any input this time, although the author claims he interviewed family members.