Prince Charles felt "like he never existed" when William and Harry snubbed him in Diana's 20th anniversary documentary
It is being reported that ever since the last one year, the relationship between Prince Charles and his two sons, William and Harry, has become a little frosty, and the reason has something to do with the kids' late mother, Princess Diana. The reason for the reported father-sons battle is that the duo decided to take part in an ITV documentary 'Diana, Our Mother: Her Life And Legacy'.
The documentary was released in the wake of the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death in a Paris tunnel, but what hurt Charles was that his sons did not even once mention their father throughout the documentary.
Charles, who has accepted that he would never be able to rise from the never-ending PR fight against his now iconic dead wife, was extremely saddened by his sons’ decision to write him completely out of their history. "It was as if he had never existed," said one of his friends.
An insider remarked: "It would have been nice if they had acknowledged his contribution to their upbringing. He was, and tries to be, a jolly good father after all." The final nail in teh coffin was when when Prince Harry and William forgot to even mention their father at the same documentary's press launch.
It is being further reported that at the time of shooting for the documentary, the princes had warned the film-makers how they shouldn't expect too much from them. Producers Ashley Getting and Nick Kent recalled, "‘They prefaced their interviews by saying: 'We don’t actually have that many memories of our mum'."
However, once the cameras started rolling, both princes were able to recall more than they’d expected. It is alleged that the little boys, as a result of their grief may have suppressed many of their memories, since they were too raw and unprocessed at the time.
The last documentary on Diana last summer was a BBC film focusing on the days between her death and funeral. And it was here that Prince Charles was acknowledged by his younger son Prince Harry.
Speaking in the film, Harry said: "One of the hardest things for a parent to have to do is to tell your children that the other parent has died. But he was there for us, he was the one out of two left. And he tried to do his best to make sure we were protected and looked after."