“Unfortunately, Harry and Charles didn’t resolve their differences when Harry returned to the U.K. They barely communicated,” a source revealed to Us Weekly. “There definitely continues to be a huge wedge between the two.”
Harry, 36, was frank about his relationship with Charles, 72, during his and Meghan Markle’s CBS interview in March, claiming that his father “stopped taking my calls” after the pair stepped away from their duties in 2020. He added that “there’s a lot to work through” with the future king.
“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like. … Archie is his grandson,” Harry said at the time. “I will always love him. There’s a lot of hurt that’s happened. I will continue to make it one of my priorities to heal that relationship.”
“Charles is still fuming about Harry throwing shade at him and the royal family in the big interview and won’t let it drop,” the insider shares. “But to be honest, Harry didn’t go running back to Charles begging for forgiveness either. He still hasn’t forgiven his father for his lack of effort and support after he and Meghan decided to move. The reason Harry went back to the U.K. was to see the queen and to pay his respects to Prince Philip. That’s about as far as it goes.”
“Charles is working toward a new slimmed-down monarchy and is freezing Harry out. He’s actually already out,” the source adds. “After the damage Harry has caused the family, he firmly believes that his son doesn’t deserve the privilege of being a royal.”
The source contines, saying: “To put it bluntly, it’s unlikely that we’ll be seeing Harry and Charles making amends anytime soon.”
In March, a source revealed Charles did not “agree with Harry trashing his whole family in public” and believed “these matters could have easily been addressed in private.”
Another insider revealed that Charles and the queen, 95, “had very different plans for how to respond” to Harry and Meghan’s allegations.
“Charles wanted to rebuke every claim made by Meghan and Harry and the queen wanted to take a more modest approach,” the insider revealed — adding how Charles’ idea to specifically address the allegation that a member of the family was “worried about how dark Archie’s skin would be” was “overruled by other members of the family.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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