In his new mental health docuseries “The Me You Can’t See,” Prince Harry was quick to blast his father Prince Charles’ parenting skills. Now, royal expert Nick Bullen is speaking out to say that Charles is “hurt” and “disappointed” by his youngest son’s comments.
“It appears nothing is off limits now,” the editor in chief of True Royal TV told US Weekly. “[It’s sad] that their private family affairs are being aired in public yet again.”
Harry told the “Armchair Expert” podcast earlier this month that he planned to be a different kind of father than his dad was.
“When it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain and suffering because of the pain and suffering that perhaps my father or parents suffered, I’m gonna make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on,” he said.
In his new docuseries, Harry doubled down on this.
“Just because you suffered, it doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer. In fact, quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever experiences, negative experiences that you had, you can make it right for your kids,” Harry said. “Isn’t this all about breaking the cycle? Isn’t it all about making sure that history doesn’t repeat itself? That whatever pain and suffering has happened to you that you don’t pass on?”
A source said that Charles was blindsided by all of this, and “is boiling with anger” over Harry’s stunts.
“[He] feels tortured by Harry with his constant digs. He wishes he’d just let it drop,” the insider explained. “The general consensus within the royal family is to ignore Harry’s behavior, to avoid fanning the flames, but Charles is finding it hard to hold back. He really wants to defend himself.”
Despite everything that has happened, Bullen thinks that a reconciliation between Harry and Charles could be on the horizon.
“I am sure the royal family will welcome the new baby with open arms,” Bullen said. “A new life is often a great way to help try and repair the rifts in any family, royal or not.”