Prince Charles’ Relationship With Prince Harry Is Tense and It Was Troubled From the Start

From all outward appearances, Prince Charles seems to have a perfect life! Not only is he the future king of Great Britain, but he has two handsome sons, four wonderful grandchildren, a huge fan base, and a wife who loves him dearly.

Judging from the genuine smile that we often see on Prince Charles’ face, and it is easy to come to the conclusion that the prince is enjoying life to the fullest. As the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth, we know that we can always count on Prince Charles to carry out his royal duties with dignity and excellence.

Prince William, who is in the direct line of succession as well, has followed in his father’s footsteps, and Prince Charles has supported Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they have decided to step down as senior royals. However, things might not have always been what they seem, especially when Prince Harry was born.

Whenever a father welcomes a new baby, he should be ecstatic no matter what. But apparently, it wasn’t that way with the birth of Prince Harry.

Prince Charles had a complicated relationship with Prince Harry

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Not many royal fans can forget Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding day when Prince Charles did the incredible duty of walking the bride halfway down the aisle when her father couldn’t be there due to health complications. This most likely led fans to believe that the famous father and son are extremely close, yet things weren’t always so perfect.

The List reports that while things seem to be just fine now, Prince Charles had a pretty complicated relationship with both of his sons while they were growing up. While he was there to support them after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, his royal duties often kept him so busy that he didn’t have that much time to spend with his boys.

As a result, both young princes, especially Prince Harry, were much closer to Princess Diana then they were to Prince Charles. The brothers reportedly often resented Prince Charles for that.

What is Prince Charles’ relationship like with Meghan Markle?

Royal fans are well aware that Meghan has some family issues of her own. The only member of her family that she has a relationship with is her mother, Doria Ragland, who lives thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, California.

Since Prince Harry and his father seem to be on good terms, does Prince Charles also have a close relationship with his daughter-in-law, Meghan? According to The Daily Beast, things aren’t as good as they should be.

Apparently, Meghan and Prince Harry didn’t feel “welcome” by members of the royal family, such as Prince Charles. It definitely caused some friction between them, and there is speculation that the distance between Prince Charles and the Sussexes was a major contributing factor for Meghan and Prince Harry’s decision to resign from their royal duties. 

That said, according to Her, Prince Charles makes a point of supporting Meghan in any way that he can, especially given the drama that she is going through with her own family. What’s more, Elle reports Prince Charles refers to Meghan as “Tungsten” in reference to her strength.

Prince Charles’ reaction to Prince Harry’s birth is heartbreaking

Most people are over the moon when a new baby arrives. So, what did Prince Charles do when Prince Harry was born that was so disappointing?

It is really no secret that Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana had a very rocky marriage. However, she knew that her then-husband was hoping for a daughter since they already had a little boy at home.

According to Page Six, he was so desperate for a girl that when he first saw his newborn son, he stated how upset he was that it was a boy, and even that he had red hair! As if that weren’t bad enough, he said the same thing at Prince Harry’s christening a few months later, proving that it wasn’t a momentary lapse in judgment.

What is Prince Charles’ relationship like with Prince Harry after ‘Megxit’?

Prince Harry’s relationship with his family is under question after he and Meghan announced they would be leaving the royal family. Prince Charles was reportedly “blindsided” and “incandescent with rage” by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step down as senior royals.

Some reports indicate that Prince Harry didn’t seek Prince Charle’s permission on purpose. “Many have questioned why, as William and Harry’s father and only living parent, Charles has not been able to broker peace between his once inseparable sons,” said royal writer Camilla Tominey.

“The truth is the royal brothers do not really listen to the ‘Papa’ they have long seemed to regard with a degree of affectionate ridicule,” she added. “Charles has always been desperate for the approval of his two self-confessed ‘mummy’s boys’ and so historically has had to bring in outsiders to read the riot act, such as their former joint private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton.”