Prince Harry ‘wrong’ to claim King Charles ‘not willing’ to heal rift


In an interview, the Duke of Sussex blamed his father, King Charles III, and brother, Prince William, for a rift within the family.

While occasionally tense in their relationship, the King has repeatedly said his door is open and the Duke and Duchess are welcome at any time.

The same publication reports that while King Charles has not watched the Sussexes’ controversial Netflix series, the monarch has been “deeply saddened” by much of the criticism levelled against the Windsors.

Sources cited by the Telegraph say King Charles has no desire for further acrimony and would welcome his younger son back into the fold.


King Charles III and Harry in a scene from one of his TV interviews (Image: Getty/CBS)


Harry and Meghan behind King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla after the late Queen’s funeral (Image: Getty)

POLL: Is it time for Royal Family to speak out ahead of next ‘explosive’ Harry interview?

Prince Harry’s highly-anticipated memoir Spare is due to be published next week, offering insight into the Duke of Sussex’s life in the Royal Family.

On Sunday, January 8, ITV will broadcast a 90-minute interview between Harry and ITV’s News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby.

With the mounting pressure, do you think the Firm should keep their silence or speak out now?

One said the King would never let personal hurt stop him building bridges, noting the King had insisted the Sussexes were invited to his coronation in May.

In a series of clips from the Duke’s ITV interview, Harry tells presenter Tom Bradby: “It never needed to be this way”. He also refers to leaking and planting of stories to the press before adding: “I want a family, not an institution.”

He also says “they feel as though it is better to keep us somehow as the villains” and “have shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile”, although it is unclear who he is referring to.

Filmed in California where the Duke lives, ITV said Harry: The Interview will go into “unprecedented depth and detail” about his life in and outside of the Royal Family.


Harry pictured with fellow royals at Elizabeth II’s State Funeral (Image: Getty)


The Prince and Princess of Wales with Harry and Meghan in Windsor (Image: Getty)

King Charles is said to be undecided over whether to allow his two youngest grandchildren to use the titles, which they automatically received on the death of Elizabeth II.

Meanwhile, Harry told CBS presenter Anderson Cooper of a “betrayal” by Buckingham Palace while speaking on the 60 Minutes programme.

In a one-minute extract, Harry says: “Every single time I’ve tried to do it privately, there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife. The family motto is ‘never complain, never explain’, but it’s just a motto.

“They (Buckingham Palace) will feed or have a conversation with a correspondent, and that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story, and at the bottom of it, they will say they have reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment. But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting.”

Spare will be available for download just after midnight, UK time, on Tuesday, and will be in shops that day.

In Australia, which is 11 hours ahead of the UK, copies will only be available on January 11.

In the US, which is five to eight hours behind, the ebook will be on sale on Monday evening – midnight in the UK.


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