Prince Harry recently opened up about how Prince Charles left him and Prince William suffer after Princess Diana’s death.
Prince Charles failed to establish a closer relationship with his children, especially with Prince Harry.
This year’s Father’s Day could have led Prince Charles to fully reconcile with Prince Harry. However, a royal author suggested that they cannot fix their relationship any sooner.
In an interview with Channel 5’s Charles and Harry: Father and Son Divided, royal author Tom Quinn claimed that the father and son’s relationship widened in the past months.
“Charles tried to be a more modern parent but didn’t have the tools because he didn’t grow up with them. There’s no doubt the gulf between Charles and Harry has widened considerably,” Quinn said.
He added that it would be very difficult for everyone to reconnect again in the future. With the current situation, the royal author cannot imagine how the family could do it.
The rift between them has been publicly known for a long time. Unfortunately, it, reportedly, got worse when the Duke of Sussex sat for a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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For what it’s worth, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, shook the world with their first-ever tell-all interview in March.
At that time, the royal couple dropped bombshell claims against the Firm. The duchess mentioned how a member of the Royal Family made racist comments about baby Archie before he was born.
The wife also claimed that she received no support from any of the members while she was suffering from mental health issues.
Prince Harry, for his part, made the most damaging and painful remarks against his father.
According to the royal prince, the heir to the throne was not very open when Princess Diana died. It, reportedly, affected even his and Prince William’s youth.
“My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, ‘Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you,'” Prince Harry said, as quoted by The Mirror.
He explained that Prince Charles’ experience could have been different for them. The duke then added that just because his father suffered, it doesn’t mean they have to experience it, too.
Since then, he pledged to give his children, Archie and Lili, different lives from what he and his father had.
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