Prince Charles 'may never forgive' Prince Harry but the Queen's approach is 'different'

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lord's Chamber on December 19, 2019 in London, England
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Prince Charles reportedly “may never forgive” Prince Harry after his and Meghan’s Oprah interview, but it’s claimed the Queen is viewing things differently.

Prince Charles was mentioned by Prince Harry in his and Meghan's “tell-all” Oprah interview and it’s been suggested he's still feeling hurt by it. The interview aired in March and the Royal Family, who are sometimes called The Firm (opens in new tab), soon issued a statement in response (opens in new tab) to revelations made by the Sussexes.

The couple stepped back (opens in new tab) as senior members of the Royal Family last year and have since settled in their new LA home (opens in new tab). Speaking about his father and brother Prince William to Oprah, Harry described them as “trapped” in the royal institution.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England

He also claimed that Charles stopped taking his calls (opens in new tab) after he and Meghan shared their intention to step back. Now it’s been suggested that Charles is still deeply hurt and might “never forgive” his youngest son. 

According to Us Weekly, an insider reportedly claimed: “With the way things are going, Charles may never forgive Harry, which hasn’t gone down well with Elizabeth.

“She feels that he’s putting his pride before the best interest of the monarchy. She has enough on her plate dealing with the loss of her husband. It’s drama she can do without.”

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England

Harry was recently reunited with his father and brother in person for the first time since the interview aired when he returned to the UK to attend Prince Philip’s funeral (opens in new tab). With the Queen mourning her husband of 73 years (opens in new tab) this is a very difficult time for her and the Royal Family. 

Harry and William were seen talking (opens in new tab) following the poignant service and it’s been said that William and his grandmother favor a different approach.

“They’re definitely not at the point where they speak on a regular basis, but William wants to be the bigger person and set a precedent”, the source claimed to Us Weekly.  “He believes that in order to repair damage and destruction from Harry’s interview, the best approach is to keep things civil with his brother”. 

Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England

They went on to suggest that: “Elizabeth is proud of William for taking the dignified approach”. 

Prince Harry returned to the US several days after his grandfather's funeral. It's not yet known when he might next see Prince Charles and the Queen.

It's believed he will join Prince William for the unveiling of a memorial statue of Princess Diana in July.

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