PRINCE CHARLES’ 70th birthday photo has been described as a “nightmare” by the authors of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s biography Finding Freedom.
Prince Harry ‘hot and cold’ with Prince Charles says expert
Royal correspondent Russell Myers revealed to Andi Peters the “real story” behind Prince Charles’ joyful 70th birthday photo on Lorraine. The iconic image shows the Royal Family laughing and smiling with Charles surrounded by his close family. However, Russell explained the claims in Finding Freedom suggest the photo is not as it seems.
The birthday celebratory image includes the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children alongside the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Russell commented: “In the book it says, Charles and his relationship with the boys, William and Harry, was very hot and cold.
“The boys weren’t making the effort that Charles wanted them to, to cooperate with the picture.
“It actually turned into a nightmare scenario and I think you know, no one comes off well in this book.
Prince Charles relationship with his son was “very hot and cold” (Image: GETTY)
“Harry and Meghan don’t come off particularly well,” he continued.
“Nobody is spared the brutish barbarisms whether that’s William and Kate.
“Charles is basically labelled self-centred and only caring about himself.
“You’ve got a very sad sad situation,” he added.
Prince Charles relationship with Harry and William is not portrayed well in Finding Freedom (Image: GETTY)
Prince Charles’ 70th birthday picture was a “nightmare scenario” (Image: GETTY)
Elsewhere in the interview, Russell remarked: “A lot of people will just see this as fabulously worthy, privileged people having a good old moan and it doesn’t come across well.”
“It’s like a Sky drama, do you know what I mean?” Andi commented.
“It is one of those where reality is better than fiction,” Russell added.
Andi went on to ask the royal correspondent if Harry and Meghan could ever be welcomed back into the Royal Family.
The Lorraine host asked: “How bad do you think it will get?”
“I think it’s pretty bad for them at the moment,” Russell replied.
“They might be welcomed back into the fold somewhere down the line but it won’t be very soon I’m sure.”
Meanwhile, Mike Tindall has shared a rare family admission about his time in lockdown.
Mike and Zara Tindall have been spending lockdown together on the Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire with their daughters Mia and Lena.
Speaking on The One Show, he said: “Obviously I work a lot in hospitality and I’ve had nothing to do so I’ve got to spend a lot of time with the children. Lena’s at that age now, just turned two where she literally changes in weeks.
“You notice every time someone comes round, they haven’t seen her for four days and they notice something different.
“[But I’m] not enjoying where she is right now in terms of what she’s learnt to get out of her bag when she’s asleep and climb out of her cot.”
The One Show airs weekdays on BBC One at 7pm.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK