When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced in 2020 they were going to leave the U.K. and move elsewhere, Prince Charles was apparently less than pleased with the news.
“Charles was hugely hurt when Harry and Meghan just dumped it on the family they were giving up their roles and moving abroad,” an insider told Page Six. “I don’t think [Harry and Charles] talked for a good while, but now the channels of communication are open.”
However, the source claimed that their relationship isn't the same. “I don’t think it’s all roses. It’s not like they are sitting down for a heart-to-heart on the phone once a week," they said.
Earlier this year, Harry, 37, got candid about his relationship with his father and brother, Prince William, even claiming that they were "trapped" within the royal family.
"There’s a lot to work through there. I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like, and Archie is his grandson, but at the same time, I of course, will always love him, but there’s a lot of hurt that happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship," he told Oprah Winfrey. "But they only know what they know. I have tried to educate them from the process I have been educated."
Since then, things have been rocky between the two — especially recently. Earlier this week, Charles made headlines when author Christopher Andersen claimed he was the one who made the remark about Archie's skin color.
"I wonder what the children will look like?" he allegedly told his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
"Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain," she replied.
“I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?” Charles asked.
“This is fiction and not worth further comment," Charles said about the accusations.