Prince Charles is said to be ‘deeply hurt’ by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview but is hoping to mend his broken relationship with his son.
The Sussexes shocked the world when they made a stream of explosive claims about the royal family in a two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey last week.
Prince Harry revealed his father stopped taking his calls when they decided to step down from their roles as senior royals and the prince claimed his brother and dad are ‘trapped’ in the institution.
Now, a friend of Prince Charles has claimed that the future king plans to contact his son in the coming weeks to try and smooth things over.
“You are looking at a father who is deeply hurt by where he finds his relationship with his son,” the friend told the Daily Mail.
“But, after much reflection, he also realises that nothing good will come of prolonging the fight.
“He feels it is time to heal. Now is the time to mend a broken relationship.”
The prince is reportedly being comforted by his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who "just wants it fixed".
Last week, it was reported that Prince Charles was ‘in despair’ over the interview, where the Sussexes claimed they were cut off financially, when while Meghan was pregnant one royal expressed concerns over 'how dark' Archie's skin would be, and that the pressures and control she felt under while a working royal lead Meghan to a place where she 'didn't want to live'.
Royal insider Katie Nicholl wrote a column for Vanity Fair, claiming Prince Charles was left gobsmacked over the interview.
“As Vanity Fair reported on Sunday, Harry was emailing his father to justify why he and Meghan had done the interview,” she wrote.
“Charles was said to be ‘in a state of despair’ according to a friend.”
Author and Evening Standard royal editor, Robert Jobson, said Prince Charles will be "deeply hurt" by the comments made by his son and daughter-in-law during their explosive interview.
He said it was "astonishing" that Meghan claimed she would not be able to get help.
Royal editor of the Daily Mirror Russell Myers said: "They will be absolutely devastated."
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