King Charles 'Stopped Taking Harry's Calls' After He & Meghan Markle Left The Royal Family, Author Claims
It seems like the tension between Prince Harry and King Charles is at an all-time high, but the rift between the father and son began years before the release of his controversial memoir, Spare.
Prior to her death, the Duke of Sussex confided in his paternal grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, about his fractured relationship with his father. Robert Jobson shared that the veteran "kept trying to air his grievances."
Although Her Majesty provided a shoulder to cry on, Jobson claimed the late monarch, "asked him to speak directly to his father instead."
"Her Majesty found Prince Harry’s calls quite difficult and wearisome. She didn’t want to interfere in the father/son relationship and would urge him to speak to his father," the writer shared in Our King: Charles III: The Man and the Monarch Revealed.
After Harry's dramatic exit from England, Charles ultimately ceased communicating with his youngest child. The author revealed the King "stopped taking Harry’s calls after his son swore at him and repeatedly asked for funds."
Jobson later speculated that when the Sussexes left the royal family, they still wanted the financial security that came with participating in the firm. "When the Queen asked Charles why he hadn’t given in, he told her that he wasn’t a bank," he wrote.
The royal expert stressed that in her final years, the situation made the Queen feel "let down" by Harry, and she eventually saw the loss as "a missed opportunity."
But she hoped "her grandson would find peace and happiness."
Although critics have blamed Meghan Markle for Harry's crumbling relationship with his famous brood, Jobson previously expressed a conflicting opinion.
The Royal Observer previously reported insiders wanted to hold Harry responsible for the breakdown. "Some blame Meghan Markle for the fallout, ignoring the fact that Harry seems to be the driving force in everything that happened. There was a point when officials joked Harry was the victim of Stockholm syndrome, and he was Meghan’s hostage, but now most just feel Harry has turned his back on everything he has known," a royal aide revealed in the biography.
Jobson was quoted by The Independent.