Harry wrote 'deeply personal letter' to 'very hurt' Prince Charles after he allegedly refused to answer calls
Prince Harry, who was stripped of his honorary military titles and royal patronage appointments after he and Meghan Markle announced that they would be stepping back from their royal duties, wrote a 'deeply personal' letter to his father, Charles, Prince of Wales, before flying back to the UK for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.
Prince Harry, who now resides in California with Meghan Markle and their one-year-old son, Archie, sat down with Oprah Winfrey and opened up about the trial and tribulations they went through, as Markle spoke about the racism she endured from the royal family. The tell-all interview, titled 'Oprah with Meghan and Harry', created a media frenzy.
Prince Harry's relationship with his father, Prince Charles, "hit rock bottom" after the interview, reported the Mirror. He also accused his father of refusing to answer his calls. Sources close to Prince Harry said that “forced to write letters” to his father due to a "complete communication breakdown".
Prince Charles is still “very hurt” about Harry's appearance on the show, seeing that Prince Phillip was very ill at the time. Seeing that the funeral would mark the first time Harry would be seeing his family after leaving the UK, he wrote the letter to his father and "outlined his reasons for leaving" and also promised to "respect the institution."
Source claim that the focus is currently on supporting the Queen
The letter doesn't to seemed to have simmered the tension between the family yet, reports the Daily Mail. "He wrote a deeply personal note to his dad to try and set things straight but tensions are still running high and things haven't exactly ironed out the way he had hoped," added the source. "There had been a kind of unspoken agreement between everyone to park whatever has been on each person's mind, and solely concentrate on supporting the Queen ahead of Prince Philip's funeral."
While the two are yet to reconcile, it seems to be on hold, seeing that family is still in mourning. "The feeling inside the camp was that it wasn't the time nor the place to go over things, especially at such an emotional time for everybody involved."
Prince Harry hopes to reconcile with his father
While talking to Oprah Winfrey last month, Prince Harry explained how he felt let down. "There's a lot to work through there, you know? I feel really let down, because he's (Prince Charles) been through something similar," he said. "He knows what pain feels like, and Archie's his grandson. I will always love him, but there's a lot of hurt that's happened. And I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship."
With regard to his brother, he revealed that their relationship might be a lot more strained. "I love William to bits. He's my brother. We've been through hell together," he said. "I mean, we have a shared experience. But we're on different paths" he added. Although the two have been seen exchanging words at their grandfather's funeral, their relationship has been reported to be "extremely frosty".