While the relationship between the Sussexes and the Waleses remains visibly strained, recent developments indicate a thawing between King Charles III, Prince Harry, and even Duchess Meghan. Shedding light on the current dynamics, Bazaar royal editor-at-large Omid Scobie shared insights in a People interview.
Scobie pointed out a notable distinction in the interactions between Charles and William with respect to their relationships with Harry. He stated, “A striking difference between Charles and William when it comes to their relationships with Harry is there is still warmth with Harry and Charles. With Harry, there’s a reluctant acceptance that this is just who his father is.”
Highlighting Harry’s perspective on his father, Scobie mentioned, “Harry would rather have that in his life than to cut it off completely. Hence, when they talk, it is often [Harry] reaching out.”
Surprisingly, Meghan’s communication with her father-in-law has also seen some opening. Scobie disclosed, “I was surprised to learn that even Meghan has some sort of correspondence with Charles, sending over photos of the children [Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two], although they’re not directly to him. So there is a willingness there.” Despite this communication, the royal couple was not invited to the king’s 75th birthday party at Clarence House.
Addressing recent controversies, Scobie clarified discrepancies surrounding Harry’s alleged decline of the king’s birthday invitation. A Sussex source refuted claims, stating, “In response to U.K. media headlines, there has been no contact regarding an invitation to His Majesty’s upcoming birthday. It is disappointing the Sunday Times has misreported this story.”
Scobie’s upcoming book, “Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival,” delves into the growing rift between Harry and Prince William. According to a People excerpt, there is a significant amount of anger on William’s part, with feelings of betrayal and sadness. The source revealed, “[William] feels he has lost Harry and doesn’t want to know this version of him.”