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King Charles told the late Queen ‘I am not a bank’, insider claims

King Charles told the late Queen ‘I am not a bank’ when asked why he was no longer answering any of Prince Harry’s calls, an insider has claimed.

The Queen is alleged to have made repeated efforts to reunite the pair ahead of her death in September, when Her Majesty was placed on ‘light duties’ due to reduced mobility.

The prince, who lives in the US with Meghan Markle and their two children, is said to have ‘bombarded’ his grandmother with calls in her final months, but a source told the Sun the Queen was ‘unable and unwilling’ to handle Harry’s requests.

When she then asked Charles why he was not taking Harry’s calls or emails, her son is alleged to have responded: ‘Because I am not a bank.’

 The Queen is alleged to have made repeated efforts to reunite the pair ahead of her death in September, when Her Majesty was placed on ‘light duties’ due to reduced mobility

When she then asked Charles why he was not taking Harry's calls or emails, her son is alleged to have responded: 'Because I am not a bank'

When she then asked Charles why he was not taking Harry’s calls or emails, her son is alleged to have responded: ‘Because I am not a bank’

The source added: ‘The late Queen was always happy to speak with Harry but when he asked for money she said: “Why don’t you speak to your father?” 

‘Harry told her that Charles wasn’t taking his calls any more.’

Charles had allegedly ‘insisted’ that Harry email him rather than call.

‘Members of the ­family, including William, had stopped speaking to Harry when they learned of his book deal, fearing what they said could end up in print,’ the insider added. ‘Harry is not as well off as people are led to believe. He was wanting money.’

It comes as reports emerged that Charles will hold crisis talks with Prince William in the wake of the Sussexes’ Netflix documentary, which will air early next week.

Sources say Harry and Meghan have privately discussed ‘reaching out’ to his estranged relatives after the ‘inevitable furore’ around the project dies down.

Harry and Meghan insist they will focus on repairing their relationships with the royal family - once their Netflix documentary and the prince's tell-all memoir come out

Harry and Meghan insist they will focus on repairing their relationships with the royal family – once their Netflix documentary and the prince’s tell-all memoir come out 

But the relationships may be beyond repair – particularly if the documentary and the prince’s tell-all memoir slings more mud the royals’ way.

An insider told The Mirror: ‘There is a completely united front from the King and his family concerning the numerous attempts to privately make peace with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which sadly have once again resulted in the other side wishing to air their repeated grievances to the world.

‘If there is a need to respond to anything in the upcoming series then you can be assured that response will be swift and robust.’

Undated handout photo issued by Netflix of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kissing in a kitchen

Undated handout photo issued by Netflix of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kissing in a kitchen

Royal insiders reacted with horror and an increasing sense of anger as the trailer was released on social media ahead of the documentary being broadcast on Netflix next week as part of the Sussexes' multi-million dollar deal with the streaming giant

Royal insiders reacted with horror and an increasing sense of anger as the trailer was released on social media ahead of the documentary being broadcast on Netflix next week as part of the Sussexes’ multi-million dollar deal with the streaming giant

Undated handout photo issued by Netflix of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a photo booth

Undated handout photo issued by Netflix of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a photo booth

While William and Kate were determined to not be distracted by the conjecture, there’s no secret the Prince of Wales has been left especially hurt and angry by the depth of his younger brother’s betrayal in recent years.

‘The trouble is when it comes to the Sussexes and these revenge projects that they are so hell-bent on, people are asking when will enough be enough?’ one source said.

‘It’s not unreasonable in the circumstances to ask whether they are even interested in repairing their relationships with the family.’

The Queen set a precedent when she issued a direct statement following Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview in March 2021.

Pictured: Prince William, King Charles and Harry during the Invictus Games in 2014

Pictured: Prince William, King Charles and Harry during the Invictus Games in 2014

It comes as reports emerged that Charles will hold crisis talks with Prince William in the wake of the Sussexes' Netflix documentary, which will air early next week

 It comes as reports emerged that Charles will hold crisis talks with Prince William in the wake of the Sussexes’ Netflix documentary, which will air early next week

In the sit-down chat, Meghan claimed a close relative asked ‘how dark’ Archie would be before he was born in 2019. 

The Queen suggested ‘recollections may vary,’ on certain events, but insisted the Sussexes will ‘always be much loved family members’. 

Harry was accepted into the fold again during the mourning period after Her Majesty’s death, but tensions are said to be rising again after this week’s trailer for their forthcoming Netflix documentary series – entitled Harry & Meghan – suggested the couple still have scores to settle. 

Harry's memoir, Spare, will be published on January 10

Harry’s memoir, Spare, will be published on January 10

The footage includes a voice over from Harry saying gravely: ‘No-one sees what’s happening behind closed doors’ over a black and white picture of his wife on an armchair, apparently crying.

The film then immediately cuts away to a shot focusing on a pinched-looking William and Kate at the 2019 Commonwealth Service in London, with the Sussexes sitting meekly behind them.

Royal sources have said it is being seen as a ‘declaration of war’ by the duke and duchess.

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