Before Prince Philip’s funeral, I said a few times that the bigger story would be Prince Harry and Prince Charles, as opposed to Prince Harry and William. While the “battle of the brothers” is clearly a major story which will be played out for years to come, Harry is incredibly angry with his father. He is so mad at Charles, he could barely contain his disgust in the Oprah interview. I tend to believe that Harry went back to the UK to bury his grandfather and did not try to confront his father OR reconcile with his father. Harry was just there to be civil and walk away clean, like before. But apparently Charles wants people to know that he’s still mad at Harry. This family, my God.
Still estranged. Prince Charles and Prince Harry‘s relationship will be rocky for a while after they saw each other in the U.K. for Prince Philip’s funeral earlier this month.
“Unfortunately, Harry and Charles didn’t resolve their differences when Harry returned to the U.K. They barely communicated,” a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. “There definitely continues to be a huge wedge between the two.”
Harry, 36, got real about his strained dynamic with Charles, 72, during his and Meghan Markle’s tell-all 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.
Harry and Charles reunited at Philip’s funeral on April 17 alongside Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duchess Kate and more members of the royal family. However, the father-son duo did not take the opportunity to mend what is broken.
“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 notes. “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.”
The Prince of Wales has a new vision in mind for the future, which does not involve Harry.
“Charles is working toward a new slimmed-down monarchy and is freezing Harry out. He’s actually already out,” the source says. “After the damage Harry has caused the family, he firmly believes that his son doesn’t deserve the privilege of being a royal.”
Given the depth of the circumstances, royal watchers should not hold their breath for a reconciliation. According to the insider, “To put it bluntly, it’s unlikely that we’ll be seeing Harry and Charles making amends anytime soon.”
“Charles is still fuming about Harry throwing shade at him.” Oh it’s like THAT! I want to know which courtier – or perhaps some American royalist – thought it would be clever to drop “throwing shade.” Harry didn’t throw shade! Harry was openly and bluntly angry and upset with his father. No “shade.” As for Charles planning to “freeze out” Harry – yet another “you can’t quit, you’re fired” story. Harry peaced out of that bitch (Britain) more than a year ago and they’re still acting like they can punish him for something. Anyway, such maturity from Chaz. So regal, so kingly, to act like a big f–king baby when your son is clearly hurt and angry over YOUR words and actions.
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