Why King Charles believes dispute with Prince Harry will pass
The king’s friend and biographer revealed the monarch’s stance when it comes to family issues.
King Charles is convinced his falling out with his youngest son, Prince Harry, will be short lived because he has “seen it all before” and that these things rarely last long.
What happened between King Charles and Prince Harry?
The king and his son have been at odds since the Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan Markle, shed their duties as senior members of the royal family in favor of life in California.
Prince Harry then published a tell-all memoir with some serious allegations against his father, Queen Consort Camilla, and his brother, Prince William.
Prince Harry has returned to the UK only twice since the falling out, including Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September 2022, and his stint in court against the publishers of the Daily Mail in March.
The king’s upcoming coronation
Now, with his coronation approaching on May 6, King Charles III believes the dispute with his son “will pass”, and the family will be able to resume the relationship.
Prince Harry is expected to attend his father’s crowning ceremony, though Markle has decided not to attend.
Biographer reveals Charles’ perspective
Gyles Brandreth, long-time friend and biographer of King Charles, says the monarch has “seen it all before” as an “older animal” with a lifetime of experience — therefore the king “knows it will pass”.
“[King Charles III] used to leave voicemail messages for William and Harry in the style of Just a Minute, doing his best to say what he had to say in under 60 seconds,” Brandreth told Saga Magazine.
“King Charles is a very loving father. The advantage of being an older animal is that you have seen it all before. And so, I’m sure that whatever he is going through with Prince Harry, his father knows that this too will pass.”