In the midst of ongoing speculation surrounding strained relations within the Royal Family, King Charles has opted for a subtle yet resolute approach to convey his dissatisfaction with his son, Prince Harry.
Rumors of growing tension between Prince Harry and the Royal Family have been swirling since he and Meghan Markle stepped back from their royal duties in 2020. The situation escalated following the couple’s candid interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which they expressed concerns about the lack of support from the Palace and criticized their portrayal in the media.
Renowned royal author Duncan Larcombe sheds light on King Charles’ perspective, noting, “It seems that King Charles’ current approach to Harry is ‘business as usual’ – ‘if you wish to meet with me, you must schedule an appointment.’ Harry will need to navigate through bureaucratic channels to reach his father. It appears standoffish, but it may be the king’s subtle way of addressing his son’s actions.”
Larcombe suggests that King Charles might be particularly disheartened by the way his wife, Queen Camilla, is portrayed in Harry’s forthcoming memoir, titled “Spare.” However, King Charles does not appear to be closing the door on the possibility of reconciliation. He seems to be keeping “lines of communication open,” indicating a readiness to resolve the conflict, albeit under his terms.
The Royal Family, known for their stoic adherence to the adage “never complain, never explain,” has opted not to issue statements in response to the claims made in Prince Harry’s memoir. This underscores their commitment to this long-standing principle.
While tensions continue to simmer, King Charles’ measured response reflects a delicate balance between conveying his displeasure and leaving room for potential reconciliation.