The relationship between King Charles and Prince Harry is ‘infinitely worse’ than it was before he ascended the throne, says Richard Kay.
Speaking on the latest episode of Palace Confidential, the Daily Mail’s editor-at-large said that the King taking a leaf out of his mother’s book by keeping quiet about rifts within the family.
Speaking to Jo Elvin, he said: ‘In the last few months Harry has set about his brother William and sister-in-law Kate, but also Camilla and that is a no go for Charles.’
The editor said Charles would have been ‘deeply upset that his beloved son could attack his beloved wife’.
The prince spoke about his mother-in-law in Spare, and described Camilla as ‘dangerous’ and a ‘villain’ who left ‘bodies in the street’ in her desire to change the public’s perception of her.
The relationship between King Charles and Prince Harry is ‘infinitely worse’ than it was before he ascended the throne, says Richard Kay
Speaking on the latest episode of PALACE CONFIDENTIAL, Kay an editor at the Daily Mail, said that the King taking a leaf out of his mother’s book by keeping quiet
Harry also wrote: ‘I have complex feelings about gaining a step-parent who I thought had recently sacrificed me on her personal PR altar.’
Kay said: ‘(Charles) seems to be adopting the Queen’s strategy of doing nothing – and letting time be the healer.
‘I think he is convinced that over time, things will resolve themselves.
‘He will be very reluctant to force an issue, he’ll be reluctant to take their titles away.
‘I fear that what this means, in the short term, they’ll be more bad news for him down the line.’
Harry attended Charles and Camilla’s coronation ceremony last month – which fell on Archie’s birthday – but jetted off back to Los Angeles as soon as it finished.
Elsewhere in the episode, the pair discussed the ‘near-catastrophic’ car accident in New York a couple of weeks ago.
Elvin said: ‘It’s interesting isn’t it that even all these years on, Diana’s name still does sometimes cast a long shadow.
‘And it was recently invoked in the coverage of Harry and Megan’s so-called near catastrophic paparazzi car chase.’
The royal editor said Charles would have been ‘deeply upset’ that Prince Harry ‘could attack his beloved wife’
Kay then said: ‘I think a lot of people would have had their hearts in their mouths when that statement emerged from New York and the talk of a near-catastrophic car chase because instantly it switches us back to 1997, and the tragedy of Diana’s death.
‘Nobody, nobody wants that. The paparazzi don’t want it and the Royal certainly don’t – none of us do.
‘And there really has to be some meaningful way where the couple – I’m talking about Harry and Megan – are able to go about their lives without generating the kind of frenzy that at times apparently took hold last week in New York.
‘Quite how accurate the detail is, we’re still not entirely sure. There is definitely one of those ‘recollections may vary’ issues surrounding some of the facts.’
Jo Elvin spoke to Richard Kay about a whole host of topics – including Harry and Meghan’s ‘near-catastrophic’ car chase
Kay also discussed the differences between the Waleses and King Charles in terms of royal duties – with the Waleses ‘concentrating on being parents’.
‘Charles was never like that, he always put royal matters first and central, as did the Queen,’ Kay says.
‘And there was some cost in all that. There is a great deal of hope and expectation on William and Kate’s shoulders.
‘They are undoubtedly the future, as are their children, and the best and most rounded upbringing they have has to be good for the long term welfare of the monarchy.
‘But that does put pressure on the others because if William and Kate can’t pick up the extra work that’s required, who is?’
The pair also spoke about the Duke of Edinburgh title – to which Kay says it is believed that the title will pass to Charlotte next.
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