'King Charles: The Boy Who Walked Alone': Why did William, Harry like spending time with Diana rather than with Charles
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: There are a lot of responsibilities on the shoulders of a member of the Royal Family. They need to follow a lot of protocols and travel around the nation and the globe for several kinds of work. So, it doesn’t come as a shock that King Charles was always way on official trips and didn’t get much time to spend with his children: William and Harry. The first couple of years of marriage with Princess Diana were smooth and it felt like they are trying hard to make their marriage work when they had children, people thought it will make their relationship stronger. However, that wasn’t the case.
In the new documentary, titled ‘King Charles: The Boy Who Walked Alone,’ viewers get to learn about King Charles’ relationship with his parents and his children. The marriage between Charles and Diana started on a bad note because Diana didn’t like that Camilla was a part of everything. When they had children, it was believed that their relationship will get better. But due to extensive traveling and work trips, his relationship with his children couldn’t reach the level where he would have wanted it to be.
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Prince William, Harry always liked to spend time with Diana
According to a Royal biographer, people believed that Charles was “not always there” for his family. Both boys were a bit difficult to handle and once, an old bodyguard was so “infuriated” that he first some bullets into a tree.
On the other hand, Ken Wharfe, former Royal Protection Officer, revealed that King Charles “acknowledged” that “his two children were much happier in doing what Diana would arrange for them” because she used to do all the fun things with them. Diana, along with William and Harry, used to go go-karting, to theme parks, and on adventure holidays. Wharfe claimed that King Charles “wouldn’t even think about doing that.”
“Yes, he (King Charles) did take his sons on historical journeys, but they found that particular time, being with their father, rather boring,” Wharfe said during the documentary.
However, another Royal biographer named Penny Junor believed that Charles was parenting just like his parents parented him. He wasn’t as stiff as them, but he always put “work” first and “family” second.
King Charles was 'emotionally distant' with his parents
Last year, a royal author named Christopher Andersen made some shocking revelations in his book ‘The King: The Life of Charles III’ about King Charles’ relationship with his parents. As per the book, Charles described his mother late monarch Queen Elizabeth II as “cold and aloof” during his “lonely” childhood.
The new documentary just solidified Charles’ claim that he was “emotionally distant” from his parents when he was young.