It’s been nearly two months since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey aired, sending shockwaves throughout the world. Now, an insider has come forward to say that Harry’s father Prince Charles is “still fuming” about it.
“Unfortunately, Harry and Charles didn’t resolve their differences when Harry returned to the U.K. They barely communicated,” a source told US Weekly. “There definitely continues to be a huge wedge between the two.”
During the interview with Oprah, Harry claimed that Charles “stopped taking my calls” after he and Meghan stepped down as senior royals last year, adding that “there’s a lot to work through” with his father.
“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like. … Archie is his grandson,” Harry told Oprah. “I will always love him. There’s a lot of hurt that’s happened. I will continue to make it one of my priorities to heal that relationship.”
While Harry and Charles did reunite last month for Prince Philip’s funeral, they were not able to heal their rift, according to the source.
“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 stated. “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.”
One of the main issues is that Charles has a vision in mind about the future of the monarchy, and it 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 alleged. “After the damage Harry has caused the family, he firmly believes that his son doesn’t deserve the privilege of being a royal.”
In the end, the source feels that Harry and Charles will not be reconciling anytime soon.
“To put it bluntly, it’s unlikely that we’ll be seeing Harry and Charles making amends anytime soon,” the insider concluded.