Prince Charles shares rare touching photo of teenage Prince Harry to mark his 37th birthday

Prince Charles Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Charles has shared a rare touching photo of teenage Prince Harry to mark his 37th birthday.

Prince Charles has shared a rare touching photograph of his son Prince Harry as a teenager amid their strained relationship in order to mark his 37th birthday.

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex are understood to have had a fallout following the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, in which Prince Harry claimed his father has 'stopped taking my calls'.

But after Prince Charles appeared to offer Harry a surprise olive branch last month, the Prince has publicly shown he cares by remembering his birthday by uploading the sweet post to Clarence House Instagram.

Prince Charles shared a throwback snap of him and a young Prince Harry - who was aged 13 at the time - leaving their handprints during a South Africa visit to a Zulu Village.

Prince Harry and Prince Charles

The photo was captioned, 'Happy Birthday to the Duke of Sussex' and with it were two more recent snaps, one of Prince Harry alone and the other of him and Prince Charles (wearing the regimental tie of the Household Division) to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2014.

Prince Harry and Prince Charles

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The father and son duo appear to be enjoying both experiences together as they both smile for the cameras - a happy scene that hasn't been repeated in recent months.

The duo met up for Prince Philip's funeral earlier this year but it was a solemn occasion and the first time since the controversial Oprah Winfrey interview aired.

You can watch a clip of Prince Charles and Prince Harry's most memorable moments together below...

Harry confirmed he is releasing a memoir about his childhood and growing up in the royal family but the royal family is said to be 'despairing' over the news and Harry has received a warning ahead of its release in 2022.

He also recently made an appearance with brother Prince William and Prince Charles for a special documentary to celebrate the life of Prince Philip.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)