Prince Charles shares 'close relationship' with Harry and Meghan, provides couple emotional, financial support
The Prince of Wales is said to be hurt by the revelations from his son's upcoming biography but is still keeping the door for a potential future return open
Prince Charles is in regular contact with son Prince Harry and is offering him moral and emotional support despite being hurt by allegations in his and Meghan Markle's upcoming biography, sources have claimed. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be publishing a tell-all book that would delve into their relationships with Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, and the entirety of the royal family.
The biography, titled 'Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Family,' is being written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, two journalists close to the couple, and is expected to hit shelves on August 11.
The royal family is said to have been concerned that the book will exposé that reveals the monarchy's inner workings, but Charles has put these concerns aside to be there for his son following his and Meghan's dramatic exit from Buckingham Palace earlier this year. While the book has the potential to burn bridges permanently, Charles has reportedly been understanding of his son's decision to walk away and his plight because of his own highly-controversial marriage and divorce with Harry's mother, Princess Diana.
The Prince of Wales has been a calming influence for the couple during what has been a difficult time in their lives that has seen them questioned over their exorbitant security costs and face investigations into their charitable activities, sources told the Sun. He has been in regular contact via phone and video calls and provided them with financial and emotional support from Castle of Mey in Scotland where he is currently staying.
"They have a very strong and close father-and-son relationship," a royal insider told the tabloid. "Many people have speculated that the book was the end for Harry and Meghan in Britain. Too many people were criticized and too many people attacked, including William and Kate."
"But the Prince of Wales has made it clear the door is always open," the insider continued. "Since his move to Los Angeles, they have been in regular contact. Charles is not an avid user of texts but there are video and phone calls. The book has never been a massive talking point between them and Charles is determined that it is not an obstacle. He has provided financial support, as any father would do when their son moves with a young family to the other side of the world. Their relationship is rock-solid and they remain close. They speak at least once a week and Charles is still a massive driving force in Harry’s life."
Another royal source said that, while it may appear that Harry's and Meghan's decision to split from the royal family was one taken in isolation, the Duke of Sussex had talked about his thoughts with his father.
"When Harry was making the decision to step away from royal duties it was something he confided in his father about because he respects his opinion more than anyone else," the source said. "Charles knows what it is like to be conflicted within the royal household. Harry has always been his own man and will do what he thinks is right. Since moving to LA, Charles has been there for Harry. They regularly discuss how he is doing and the work he is looking to embark on. The Prince of Wales is a great sounding board for Harry."