Us Weekly: Charles Still Angry Over Oprah Interview, While Harry Didn't Seek Forgiveness during Visit
Prince Harry's father, Prince Charles of Wales, is reportedly still angry over the Sussex's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. A source shared where the two princes now stand in their relationship.
Prince Harry's relationship with the rest of the British royal family has been strained since his revealing interview with TV host Oprah Winfrey. A royal insider reported that Harry's dad, Prince Charles, was especially furious with his son, saying:
"Charles is still fuming about Harry throwing shade at him[...]But to be honest, Harry didn't really didn't go running back to Charles begging for forgiveness either."
Prince Harry and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the Gurkha 200 Pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on June 9, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images
The source also told Us Weekly that Harry held grievances of his own, as he found it hard to forgive his father's lack of effort and support following his step back from royal duties.
But Prince Charles couldn't care less, as he was more focused on accomplishing his futuristic vision. A source confirmed: "Charles is working towards a new slimmed-down monarchy and is freezing Harry out. He's actually already out."
The royal insider pointed out that the Prince of Wales believed Harry undeserving of the privilege of being a royal after the damage he caused the family.
The 36-year-old reunited with his family on April 17, which marked the first time since his tell-all Oprah interview. The estranged prince successfully saw his grandmother during the visit and paid his last respects to late Prince Philip.
Buckingham palace released a statement saying the family planned to work things out privately.
However, that was as far as things went in terms of making amends. The royal insider concluded it was unlikely for Harry and his father to make amends anytime soon.
The feud between the Duke of Sussex and Prince Charles prevailed long before the bombshell interview. While speaking to Oprah Winfrey, Harry touched on their strained relationship, admitting he felt let down by his dad following his royal exit.
He also revealed the Prince of Wales stopped picking his calls ever since. It appears the royals are taking the course predicted earlier by Pauline Maclaran.
The royal commentator expressed fears that Harry would never have a normal relationship with his family after the tell-all interview. And going by the outcome of Prince Philip's funeral, those fears no longer seem unfounded.
The new update on the stance of the royals comes weeks after broadcast journalist Gayle King revealed on "CBS This Morning" that Prince Harry had spoken to his brother, Prince William, and their father.
The 66-year-old admitted talking to the Sussexes over the phone and receiving confirmations from them that the conversations were unproductive.
King also pointed out that Harry and Meghan Markle were more disappointed by the response of Buckingham Palace to the interview.
Recall that Buckingham palace released a statement saying the family planned to work things out privately. As the drama within the British royal family continues, one can only hope for a favorable end to this royal feud.