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King Charles is "Subtly Punishing" Harry Over the "Betrayal"

The relationship between the father and son is still strained, an expert maintains. 

Ever since the funeral of Queen Elizabeth in September 2022, there has been little to no contact between King Charles and his son, Prince Harry. After the beloved royal's death, many people hoped the two would reconcile. However, Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, went on to release their Netflix series, promoting it with a number of bombshell interviews. Then, in early 2023, the prince published his damning memoir, Spare, airing a lot of the family's dirty laundry. Now, according to experts, King Charles is still "subtly punishing" his son over the "betrayal." 

An Expert Maintains That Charles Is Still Upset Over Harry's "Betrayal"


According to Royal author Duncan Larcombe King Charles is open to a reconciliation with Prince Harry. However, he is still unhappy with his youngest son for his "betrayal."

Charles Only Communicates with Harry Through Palace Advisors, Says Expert


Larcombe told The Sun that Charles only communicates with his son via palace advisors, following Harry snubbing the King's offer of staying with him at Balmoral last month on the first anniversary of the Queen's death. 

He Forces Him to Make Appointments, Says Expert


"It appears that King Charles' approach towards Harry now is business as usual – 'if you want to see me you need to make an appointment,'" Larcombe said. 

Harry Has to "Jump Through Hoops" to Talk to His Dad, Says Expert


He added that it will make it much harder for the estranged royal to communicate. "Harry will have to get past the grey suits and jump through hoops to talk to his father. 

Charles Is "Subtly Punishing His So," Says Expert

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And, he claims that Charles is tactical with his approach. "It's very standoffish but I think that's a way that the king is subtly punishing his son," he continued.

Charles Is Most Upset By What Harry Wrote About Queen Camilla in Spare, Says Expert


According to what bothers the King the most is Harry's treatment of his stepmother Camilla, branding her a "villain" in his autobiography. 

He Said "Some Deeply Hurtful Things About Camilla," Says Expert


"Harry has said some deeply hurtful things about Camilla, and yet the King will still correspond with his son, albeit not directly," he said. 

The Olive Branch "Snapped in Half and Then Hit Him with It"


"It's remarkable really, because when Charles became King he said he loved Harry and Meghan which was a huge olive branch – which Harry then took, snapped in half and then hit him with it," he added. 

The Communication Between Harry and William Is "Completely Broken," Expert Says


"That said, the King is still keeping those channels of communication open, where William isn't. The brothers' line of communication is completely broken."

Expert Says William and Harry's Relationship Is "Irretrievably Broken"


Duncan added to Fabulous that William is "frustrated" that he can't reach out to Harry, because he worries he will make their messages public. "William and Harry's relationship is irretrievably broken. I'm sure William is full of regret that things are the way they are, as they were once very close," he said.

Expert Says Harry Has "Offered Up a Betrayal That No Brother Should Put Up with"


"They had a very strong bond as brothers and always defended each other. But Harry has offered up a betrayal that no brother should put up with," he continued. 

William's Breaking Point Was the Same As His Father's, Says Expert


While William has "put up with a lot from his brother," the breaking point for him was similar to his father's. "William was deeply upset by the accusations towards Kate and how Harry and Meghan almost deliberately tried to drag Kate's name through the mud for their own gain," Duncan added. "I can't see how William can get past that."