Prince Charles Worries Prince Harry Will Continue 'To Bash The Royals Way Of Life' In Future Interviews, Claims Source
Prince Harry's father, Prince Charles, isn't happy that he and Meghan Markle are airing out the royal family's dirty laundry.
"Charles does not agree with Harry trashing his whole family in public," spilled a source. "Charles thinks these matters could have easily been addressed in private."
Harry and Meghan sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview that aired on March 7 and made several shocking allegations against the family. Though the couple haven't said anything since, Charles and Harry's older brother, Prince William, are still worried "that this is the first of many interviews coming in the future that will bash the crown and the Royals way of life," a source told Us Weekly.
HOME SWEET HOME! FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE TO WINDSOR CASTLE — SEE MAGNIFICENT PHOTOS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL RESIDENCES
During Oprah with Meghan and Harry, the actress claimed that while she was pregnant with son Archie, "there were conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born." She also stated that Archie was being denied the title of "prince," meaning he wouldn't receive a security team.
Harry shared that he and Meghan were also ignored when they asked for help dealing with the paparazzi and for their worries over their mental health. He also noted that while he remains close with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, he was "disappointed" in his father and is currently giving his relationship with William "space."
"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," Harry said of Charles. "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."
FROM CHRISTMAS SERVICES TO TROOPING THE COLOUR: HOW THE ROYALS CELEBRATE THEIR INTRIGUING FAMILY TRADITIONS
After the TV special aired, Buckingham Palace released a statement. "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Meghan and Harry. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning," it read. "Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."
On March 11, William broke his silence, telling reporters, "We are very much not a racist family." When asked if he's been in contact with Harry, he replied, "No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do."