Prince Harry hasn't been quiet about his disappointment in his family and his struggle to embrace growing up royal. Since leaving his senior-level position in 2020, Harry's released several tell-all interviews and projects shaming his loved ones — and his relationship with them has yet to recover.
After publishing a book and producing a docuseries, the Sussexes claimed to be done with discussing the royal family, but King Charles' former butler Grant Harrold thinks Harry is not ready to stop publicizing their family drama.
"I would like to think he has drawn a line but I think there is more to come,” Harrold told an outlet. “I think there’s a lot going on and he is having to deal with it."
“I think there’s things that have happened and only those who are there know what goes on behind closed doors so it’s one side against another,” he added.
“It’s going to be interesting to see how they go forward from now, are they going to risk more partnerships failing or will they go down the royal route where they take on patronages and get involved in more charity work and become the ‘Prince and Princess of Los Angeles,'” he noted.
“When they go to events out there they do get treated like unofficial royals so they could take that role up and carry out duties out there in an unofficial royal capacity,” Harrold explained.
“The royals might think it’s quite good if Harry and Meghan take a back step and focus on unofficial royal duties but there won’t be any endorsement or support from the monarchy,” he continued.
Harry's bond with his father hasn't been the same since the release of his memoir, Spare. It was reported that the duke was invited to stay at Balmoral for the summer alongside His Majesty, but he failed to make an appearance.
“As far as I’m aware he has made no effort to see the King, if he went to visit him in Balmoral we would know about it, particularly for the first anniversary of the Queen’s death but he obviously made no effort,” Harrold said.
"I think it’s quite sad because they are a family that celebrates together, they grieve together, they were, under the Queen, a united family, and I think the fact that Harry didn’t go up there is a very clear sign that the family is still divided," he confessed.
“It doesn’t mean to say it will never happen, there could be an understanding among the family but from an outsider looking at it it looks as though nothing has healed,” he added.
A source close to the Sussexes revealed that the redhead is struggling with his new life without his dad and Prince William. The Royal Observer previously reported the author longs for his sibling and the famous patriarch, but the unit has yet to move past the hurtful statements he made.
"He knows he has to get behind Meghan and support her in their new life but he misses home and is forever hoping for calls from his dad and brother that never come," the confidant added.
Harrold spoke to The New York Post.