Prince Harry reduced to 'tears' over King Charles' latest move: 'Real kick in the teeth'

The announcement was made while Harry was in London.

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Prince Harry was reportedly reduced to tears after learning of Prince William's newest honour bestowed upon him by King Charles. Photo: Getty

Prince Harry was reportedly reduced to tears after learning that Prince William had recently been made colonel-in-chief of the Army Air Corps by their father, King Charles, despite the Duke of Sussex actually serving in that unit in Afghanistan.

The announcement came the same day that Harry was in London for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, making it feel like rather odd timing, according to royal expert Tom Quinn.


"King Charles’ announcement … is a real kick in the teeth for the son who always felt marginalised and underrated," Quinn told The Mirror. “He is said to have been in tears when he heard."

"What makes it much worse is that the role is being given to the very man who Harry sees as the cause of so many of his problems – his brother."

Prince William and King Charles
Prince William was made colonel-in-chief of the Army Air Corps by King Charles, despite Harry actually serving in that unit in Afghanistan. Photo: Getty

Quinn believes the announcement was "deliberately" made while Harry was in the UK to show that he is "no longer welcome".

"They [the royal family] have decided the gloves are off and that Harry needs to realise that when you betray the family, you don’t just escape the things you hated doing as a working royal," the expert asserted. "You also lose the things you loved."

Quinn adds that Harry's "last few ties to his old life are being cut and he is being set adrift, permanently".

While William was also trained as a pilot in the military, he didn't work in active conflict, instead working as a search-and-rescue and air ambulance pilot.

King Charles and Prince Harry
It comes after Charles refused to see Harry during his recent visit to London. Photo: Getty

It comes after the King refused to see his youngest son during his London visit, with Harry's request for a meeting denied.

"In response to the many inquiries and continued speculation on whether or not the Duke will meet with his father while in the UK this week, it unfortunately will not be possible due to His Majesty’s full program," a spokesperson for Harry said.

"The Duke of course is understanding of his father’s diary of commitments and various other priorities and hopes to see him soon."


However, the Daily Mail's Richard Eden has claimed it wasn't just the King's "full program" that stopped the father and son from catching up.

"He doesn’t need the drama in his life," he says a source close to the King revealed to him. "Harry and Meghan have brought him, and the rest of the family, nothing but worries over the past few years."

Eden adds that he doesn't believe that Harry and his wife Meghan Markle won't be able to repair the feud until they apologise for criticising the royal family countless times.

Charles is reportedly most upset about Harry's portrayal of his wife Queen Camilla in his book Spare.

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