The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry's rift with the British Royal family, has denied his father, Prince Charles, the chance to see his grandchildren and the opportunity to be a grandfather.
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their departure from royal duties and left the UK, it signified a growing tension between them and the royal family.
When Prince Harry and his wife Meghan gave a controversial interview accusing the royal family of mistreating them, things turned sour. It kick-started a series of bad blood between them and the other royals.
Portrait of Prince Charles at an event. [Left] | Meghan Markle in a photo with her baby smiling. [Right] | Photo: Getty Images
Now, the Prince of Wales, Charles, is desperate for him and his son Harry to reconcile to afford the former the opportunity of fulfilling his duties as a grandfather.
PRINCE HARRY'S CHILDREN
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, and Megan Markle welcomed their first child, son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, at a hospital in London. He weighed 7lbs 3oz at birth.
His birth announcement came after the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, met their newest great-grandchild at Windsor Castle.
Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images
The newborn, also seventh in line to the throne, was delivered at 05:26 BST on a Monday morning. Father Prince Harry was present at his birth, and afterward, he expressed his joy at being able to witness the birth of his first child.
The Duke of Sussex revealed that Archie's birth was the first he ever witnessed, and it was incredible. He was also very proud of his wife and revealed that being a father is joyful, and their baby is absolutely to die for.
Witnessing childbirth is the most fantastic experience he could have imagined, and Harry praised mothers because what they do is beyond comprehension.
Two days after his birth Prince Harry and Meghan went in front of the cameras to introduce their baby to the world. They opted not to add a title to his name, and even though it had only been two days since his birth, the couple was thrilled to be holding their first child.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their second child, daughter, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on June 4, 2021.
Unlike her older brother Archie, Lilibet was born in California, US, after Prince Harry and Meghan left their duties as Royals and moved to the United States. She weighed 7lbs 11oz at birth.
Contrary to the procession that surrounded Archie's birth, the announcement of Lilibet was lowkey. She also became the first of the Queen's great-grandchildren to be born outside the UK.
Lilibet's birth comes three months after her parents Prince Harry and Meghan, gave an interview to Oprah where they accused the Royal family of mistreating them.
The couple, together with their children, has not been back in the UK since, and none of the Royal family has physically seen their daughter, Lilibet, yet.
TENSION BETWEEN CHARLES AND HARRY GROWS
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry accused the Royal family of cutting him off financially because he and Meghan chose to step back from royal duties and move to America.
The Duke of Sussex claimed he only had the money his late mother, Princess Diana, left to him. He and his family would not have moved to the US without the money.
He also denied he blindsided his grandmother, the Queen, by announcing he and Meghan, who was pregnant with their second child, would be stepping down from royal duties.
Prince Harry revealed he had multiple conversations about their decision to step back with the Queen and his father, Prince Charles before the latter stopped taking his calls. Their decision to step back from royal duties disappointed most royals, including the Queen and Prince Charles.
Prince Harry's relationship with his father, Prince Charles, further deteriorated with the former's decision to air his grievances in public with the interview. Prince Charles was reportedly frustrated and disappointed with his son, who accused his father of cutting him off financially.
The family bought their 7-4 acre private home for $14.65 million
Prince Charles and his youngest son have been making efforts to improve their relationship since Harry's controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey. The pair are learning to express and understand each other better due to their different ways of managing emotions.
While Prince Charles is said to be very shy, Harry, on the other hand, is more forthcoming. The pair have been in communication and are trying to sort the issues between them.
Prince Charles loves playing his role as a grandfather and is disappointed he hasn't been able to do so frequently with Archie and Lilibet. The Prince of Wales, Charles, is desperate to spend more time with Harry's children.
He loves Harry and his grandchildren very much and does everything possible to make things work. Prince Charles also invited Harry and his family to stay with him whenever they visited the UK.
Still, there are fears this may never happen because Prince Harry feels his family will not be safe in the UK due to his security situation. The Duke of Sussex has also sued the British government for not allowing him a security detail.
PRINCE HARRY'S FAMILY
The family bought their 7-4 acre private home for $14.65 million. They chose the property due to the privacy it offers. The locale is also popular for its relaxed atmosphere, safety, and privacy among celebrities.
The pair also has several notable celebrities as neighbors, including Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Ariana Grande, and Ellen DeGeneres. The pair also chose to show the face of their daughter Lilibet six months after her birth when they shared a family picture.
Photographer Alexi Lubomirski took the holiday photo. Archie sat on Harry's lap in the picture while Meghan held Lilibet in the air as she smiled.