Prince Charles is ‘furious’ that his sons’ reported feuds have ‘completely undermined’ and ‘utterly annihilated’ his own work abroad, a royal source has claimed.
The Prince of Wales, 70, arrived in Japan on Tuesday for a two-day trip to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito, after which he met with the Welsh national rugby team in Tokyo.
He is also set to unveil his two-part documentary, Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall, on Thursday, which is a celebration of the Prince of Wales’ 50th working year as the Duke of Cornwall.
Prince Charles is ‘furious’ that his sons’ reported feuds have ‘completely undermined’ and ‘utterly annihilated’ his own work abroad, a royal source has claimed
In an ITV documentary aired on Sunday, the Duke of Sussex acknowledged there had been deepening tensions between himself and William following months of speculation about the state of the brothers’ relationship.
Palace aides had repeatedly denied reports of a rift between the Sussexes and the Cambridges, who had once been championed as the Royal family’s ‘Fab Four’
But when asked how much of the speculation was true, Harry pointedly refused to deny a falling out.
In the programme, Meghan Markle also claimed she is ‘existing, not living’ as she described struggling with the pressures of royal life and the ‘damaging’ impact of a British stiff upper lip.
Any tension in the Royal Family was said to be furthered on Tuesday when a source close to Harry and Meghan claimed the royal couple had ‘single-handedly’ modernized the monarchy.
A royal insider told the Sun: ‘The Prince of Wales is very busy at the moment touring Japan, including a visit with the Welsh rugby team. But the point is that this whole kerfuffle has completely undermined the work he is doing, just as it undermined the work Prince William and Kate were doing in Pakistan.
The source added that Charles is ‘worrying about Harry in the same way he did Diana’, insisting the Prince of Wales will ‘defend his son’ publicly
‘To do it to your brother is one thing. To do it to your father and paymaster is a completely different matter altogether.’
The source added that Charles is ‘worrying about Harry in the same way he did Diana’, insisting the Prince of Wales will ‘defend his son’ publicly.
In Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Prince Harry refused to deny a rift between himself and Prince William.
He told Tom Bradby: ‘Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens.
‘But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.
‘We don’t see as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly and the majority of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.’