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Prince Charles 'Hurt' by Meghan Markle's 'Painful' Behavior Following 'I Lost My Dad' Statement

Junie Sihlangu
Sep 05, 2022
12:15 P.M.
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After Duchess Meghan revealed that Prince Harry felt he'd lost his father, Prince Charles, he allegedly shared that the statement hurt him because the parent thought he'd bonded with the couple and their children. Despite that, Charles still hoped to pass on his many properties to his grandchildren, including those he got from his eldest son, Prince William.

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During an August 2022 interview with The Cut, Duchess Meghan addressed the lack of relationships she and her husband, Prince Harry, had with their fathers. Meghan's father was the infamous Thomas Markle.

While Harry's royal father was Prince Charles, the Queen's eldest son. The statement made by the Duchess of Sussex on behalf of her husband was quite controversial and gave royal fans some insight into the type of relationship Harry had with Charles.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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Meghan said her husband told her,"'I lost my dad in this process.'" The process referred to was when the Sussexes decided to step down from their senior royal roles in 2020 before moving to the United States (US).

The duchess went on to explain that she didn't want Harry and his father to have the same estranged relationship she had with Thomas. However, she felt the decision lay with her husband.

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Since the interview with the publication was published, sources have revealed Charles' reaction to the claim. The Prince of Wales allegedly didn't want to lose the Duke of Sussex.

Prince Charles Faces "Pain:" His Reaction to Duchess Meghan's Interview

In September 2022, the Duke of Wales visited the monarch in Balmoral, Scotland, for her annual vacation. According to the Daily Mail, the royal was seen going to church by himself and was reportedly hurt by his son's statement.

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The publication claimed that the Prince of Wales felt the statement was "painful" to the Royal Family. He was said to be "completely bewildered" by how the couple behaved after efforts were made recently for the pair to reconcile with the family, with Daily Mail adding that people who knew Charles said:

"He has been wounded by the words and actions of his son and daughter-in-law, who have repeatedly criticized the royal family."

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The publication's sources alleged how Charles missed and loved the Sussexes and his grandchildren - Lilibet and Archie. The statement made by Harry hurt his father more since he'd spent time with the Sussex family in June 2022 at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in the United Kingdom (UK).

During his March 2021 CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex said he'd felt "really let down" by Charles. Since the Jubilee, the following air to the British throne thought the Royal Family had started paying their reparations to his son and his family.

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Speaking to The Sunday Times, Charles's friend alleged that the royal continued feeling hurt by his son's statements against the family and himself. The royal has had to deal with "challenging things" being said about him for two years.

The hardest part was that he couldn't defend himself publicly against the couple because of the Royal Family's "never complain, never explain" belief. The royal's pal also revealed:

"He is completely bewildered by why his son, whom he loves deeply, feels this is the way to go about managing family relationships."

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However, according to Daily Mail, Harry's older brother, Prince William, was less bothered about the Sussexes than Charles. An insider claimed the Duke of Cambridge wasn't spending time thinking about it.

Prince Charles May Hold On to Queen's Properties for Grandchildren

To show that Charles wanted to be closer to his Sussex grandchildren and their parents, he got to be reunited with Archie when they flew into the UK for the Jubilee. The royal met the little boy before his parents relocated to the US as Archie was born in the UK.

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He met Lilibet for the first time with a Hello! royal source claiming the meeting was "very emotional." The insider said Charles and his wife, Duchess Camilla, were "thrilled" to spend time with Meghan and Harry's children.

Express revealed how the Prince of Wales had four homes in the UK. Richard Kay, the Daily Mail's Editor-At-Large, alleged that Charles wanted to hold onto his properties so he could pass them on to his grandchildren.

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Kay alleged that Camilla's husband wanted the estates to become the future homes, particularly for William's two youngest children, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Besides the two children, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Duchess Kate, had an older son, Prince George.

[Richard] Kay said the Royal Family was quite reluctant about getting rid of properties after they had acquired them.

According to Jo Elvin, the Palace Confidential's host, the four properties were Highgrove, Birkhall in Scotland, Clarence House, and another one in Wales. The host also shared that the Queen's son had other holiday houses.

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They included the properties where he and his wife enjoyed taking vacations, a Romanian estate, the Castle of Mey, and the property he saved for the nation, Dumfries House. Kay was also asked if Charles would decide what to do about the monarch's properties when he inherited them.

He revealed that it was possible that Camilla's husband would make "a big audit" when he took over the crown. The editor shared how it would be Charles' responsibility to figure out what to do with the homes.

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Kay said the Royal Family was not keen on getting rid of properties after they had acquired them. It was believed that Charles would future-proof the homes as he was considering where his grandchildren would live, with the editor saying:

"When George, Louis, and Charlotte are looking for their starter homes, they're already there."

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The official residence of the Queen's eldest son and his wife was Clarence House, which was situated in London. However, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall spend much time at their Scottish residence, Birkhall, and Highgrove.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Harry and William's father self-isolated at Birkhall. Hopefully, Charles would also allocate some properties for his grandchildren from the Duke of Sussex.

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