Prince Charles is reportedly “deeply hurt” by Prince Harry’s latest claims in his new documentary, with sources saying relations between the prince and his family are “hanging by a thread”.
Prince Harry accused the royal family of “total neglect” in the Apple TV+ show, The Me You Can’t See, and once again accused his father, Prince Charles of failing to break the cycle of trauma he had experienced when bringing up Prince William and Harry.
"My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, 'Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you,'" Harry said.
"That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact, quite the opposite - if you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids."
Prince Harry also spoke about Meghan Markle’s mental health battle and said the pair tried to make things work in the royal family for four years before they decided to call it quits.
“Every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, to stop just got met with total silence or total neglect,” he said.
“We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job."
“Harry says he wants reconciliation, but has clearly decided to villainise his father. Charles is just at a loss about what to do,” the source claimed.
“It’s just so wounding to him (Charles), he’s a sensitive man and these personal attacks hurt deeply. He can’t understand why Harry is doing this to him.”
An insider told the that Prince Harry’s relationship with his family is ‘hanging by a thread’ at the moment as they are ‘struggling to understand what he gets from, or hopes to achieve, by interventions like this”.
Speaking in the documentary, which he produced with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry claimed his “happiest times” were when he was in the army because he wasn’t given any special treatment.
"Because I got to wear the same uniform as everybody else. I did all the same training as everybody else. I started from the bottom like everybody else. There was no special treatment because of who I was," he said.
"That was what I thought was where I felt my most normal and actually within my younger years, the most comfortable I felt was out in Afghanistan, away from the media."
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