Prince Charles is ‘furious’ that his sons’ reported feuds have ‘completely undermined’ and ‘utterly annihilated’ his own work abroad. as he visits Japan (pictured yesterday) – it was claimed today
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.
But Charles is reportedly ‘absolutely furious’ that an apparent row between Prince Harry and the Royal Family has ‘completely undermined the work he is doing’ abroad, a source told the Sun.
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.
Prince Charles is ‘furious’ that his sons’ reported feuds have ‘completely undermined’ and ‘utterly annihilated’ his own work abroad, a royal source has claimed
During the documentary ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’ aired on ITV on Sunday night, Prince Harry (pictured above) revealed his feelings about his royal duties
In Meghan’s first on-screen interview since becoming a mother the former Suits actress insisted that she had ‘no idea’ about the level of attention she would face
The row came as Meghan made an appearance at the official opening of the 2019 One Young World summit at London’s Royal Albert Hall om Tuesday night
The prince is questioned about his relationship with his brother (pictured, with wife Kate) in which he appears to confirm there has been rift
Then, on Tuesday, 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.
‘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.’
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
Royal commentator Phil Dampier, who wrote ‘Royally Suited’ about Harry and Meghan’s romance, said senior royals ‘from the Queen down’ are concerned and branded their comments in their new ITV documentary ‘very serious’.
Jonny Dymond, the BBC’s royal correspondent, said: ‘I think they (the royal family) will be pretty horrified actually.’
While royal commentator Penny Junor described the couple’s actions as a ‘big mistake’.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Phil Dampier, who has written about the royals over three decades, said: ‘I hope on their six week holiday they reflect very carefully on what they do next.
‘They had turned a corner with the Africa trip but all the good works were overshadowed by this attack on the press. ‘They are either being badly advised or ignoring advice.’