It has not been a secret that Prince Charles, Britain’s future king, wasn’t amused by the ‘tell-all’ interview his son and daughter-in-law gave Oprah Winfrey, which aired in March. During the interview, Prince Harry complained that he had been “cut off” financially by the Prince of Wales after moving to the US.
The Duke of Sussex was “forced to write letters” to Prince Charles and sent a “deeply personal” one ahead of his homecoming trip to the UK for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral over a “complete communication breakdown” with his father, sources tell the Mirror.
“Truth be told, Harry didn’t really know what to expect before he came home, which is why he reached out before seeing everyone,” a palace insider claims.
“He wrote a deeply personal note to his dad to try and set things straight but tensions are still running high and things haven’t exactly ironed out the way he had hoped.”
According to the source, in the letter Prince Harry has described “his reasons for leaving” the senior royal post in March last year and promised to “respect the institution”.
But it is understood that the relations between the two are still strained. Prince Charles is said to have been “very hurt” by the Sussexes’ decision to go on a ‘truth-telling’ spree with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on 7 March, when his father Duke of Edinburgh had been in hospital for several weeks already.