King Charles Misses Prince Harry: Who Should Extend Olive Branch?
King Charles has struggled over his tense relationship with his son Prince Harry ever since the Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle moved to the United States in 2020.
And the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s death has made Charles think about how much he misses his son, say insiders.
But should Charles extend an olive branch to try to make peace? Or should the King leave that gesture up to his son? Find out what insiders revealed below.
King Charles Misses Prince Harry
Queen Elizabeth loved to gather her family together. And a year after her death, King Charles faces the reality of his rift with his son Prince Harry.
Three years after Harry and Meghan left the U.K. for California, their relationship with the royal family remains tense.
But an insider told People that King Charles wishes that the rift didn’t exist. And he misses his “entertaining, warm and very loving” son, added the source. “And they had a great relationship.”
However, King Charles believes in “the compassionate rather than the disciplinarian style of family leadership,” shared royal biographer and Queen of Our Times author Robert Hardman.
And with that belief in compassion, Charles might find an answer to how to mend his rift with Harry.
Queen Elizabeth Knew How To Manage Her Family
But Queen Elizabeth became known for her skills in managing everything from political problems to family drama.
And the source pointed out that the Queen “managed to navigate these choppy waters. And that’s why she was always admired and loved,” added the insider. “Because she got the family through. [Charles] will have to show that he can do that.”
However, Queen Elizabeth played an especially important role in Harry’s life, shared another insider.
The Queen died at Balmoral Castle at age 96 on Sept. 8, 2022. And the resulting move of King Charles to the throne began a year filled with change for the royal family.
But as Harry plans to travel from California to the Invictus Games in Germany, insiders see no chances for a reunion with either King Charles or his brother Prince William.
And William feels that Harry betrayed him with his memoir, Spare, as well as his Netflix documentary series Harry & Meghan.
Prince William And Harry Miss Queen Elizabeth
However, William tends to cope more privately with his emotions. And though the public drama decreased, both brothers feel “an enormous loss,” shared an insider.
Because the Queen “played a very important part in all of their lives,” William and Harry both still miss her.
But Queen Elizabeth did take a tough stance with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. And she disagreed with the proposal that they could do some sort of part-time arrangement with the royal family work.
“There’s no [hemming] and hawing” with the royal family,” said Hardman. “It’s like, ‘Here are your options, and can we have an answer by Friday’?”
Tell us what you think. Do you feel that King Charles should take the first step in finding a way to reconcile with Prince Harry?