King Charles and Prince Harry's relationship was permanently changed after the Duke of Sussex dramatically left his senior-level position in 2020. Years after his initial move to the U.S., the veteran went on to depict his family as racist, cold and unwelcoming of his wife, Meghan Markle.
"It has been reported that Charles wants an apology from Harry, but that’s far from the case. [Charles] wouldn’t expect that," the insider shared. "He knows the Windsors are a stubborn lot and Harry is no exception."
"The quid-pro-quo is, can Harry accept that he won’t be getting an apology either," the source pondered.
“Don’t forget that Charles authorized Jonathan Dimbleby to write a book which attacked his parents, but ultimately they all basically forgot about it, chalked it down to experience and moved on," they added. "Charles wants to hit the reset button — but not at any price."
While promoting his book, Harry publicly asked for his father and his brother, Prince William, to say sorry.
"The way I see it is, I’m willing to forgive you [the royal family] for everything you’ve done, and I wish you’d actually sat down with me, properly, and instead of saying I’m delusional and paranoid, actually sit down and have a proper conversation about this, because what I’d really like is some accountability," he told an outlet.
"And an apology to my wife," the Duke of Sussex added.
Charles is ready to rebuild, but the Prince of Wales is still outraged by Spare. The Royal Observer previously reported royal expert Katie Nicholl thinks the siblings aren't close to forgiving each other.
"My royal sources say that any chance of a reconciliation really isn't ruled out, but it's certainly not going to happen anytime soon," Nicholl told an outlet. "Prince William is still incredibly upset with Harry's autobiography, which, of course, really cast William in a pretty bad light."
"No one's going to forget anytime soon the stories of them coming to physical blows, and William allegedly shoving Prince Harry, forcing him onto the ground where he landed onto a dog bowl," the biographer added.
The British heir continues to hold a grudge after Harry relentlessly attacked him and Kate Middleton through his various projects.
"I'm told by several sources close to the Prince of Wales that William really just cannot find it in his heart at the moment to forgive his brother for what he's done," she shared. "I think Kate, Princess of Wales, she's always always had a very close relationship with Prince Harry, but she's been left quite devastated by some of the anecdotes that Harry told in Spare that didn't cast her in a particularly good light."
"I think there's a great sense of betrayal," she added.