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King Charles Warned of "Terrible Mistake" with Harry and Meghan

Expert asserts his mishandling of his son.

When King Charles took over the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, he inherited all of the problems that came with it. One of those was the issue of his son, Prince Harry, and his daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle. Just a few months into his reign, Harry's bombshell tell-all, Spare, hit international bookshelves, painting the Royal Family in a not-so-flattering light. While King Charles has handled things as he sees fit, one Royal expert maintains he has made a "terrible mistake."

Expert Says the King Should Have Come Down Harder On Him


Tom Bower, author of Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors, argues that King Charles hasn't done a good job of handling his son, by not coming down hard enough on him. 

Charles Made a "Terrible Mistake," According to Expert


"Harry and Meghan have undermined the monarchy, and Charles has made a terrible mistake," Bower told Daily Express US. "He should have cut them off straight away."

Expert Says the King Should Never Have Allowed Their Children to Be Made a Prince and Princess


Furthermore, he should have punished them in a significant way, Bower says. Charles should never have allowed their children to be made a prince and princess, the author claims.

The King "Shouldn't Have Invited Harry to the Coronation," Expert Says


Inviting them to major events was also a mistake, Bower claims. "And he shouldn't have invited Harry to the coronation. He should have just cut them off," he says. 

Meghan's Interview with Oprah Was the Start of the War, Expert Says

Meghan Markle being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in March 2021
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Bower also points out that Meghan started the war when she insinuated to Oprah Winfrey that there was racism in the Royal Family. "In those months when I was pregnant [there were] concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born," Meghan said, revealing that the conversations were with Harry. "That conversation, I am never going to share," Harry added. "At the time, it was awkward, I was a bit shocked." The Express writes that it was this "claim that would soon engulf the institution in a race row."

Harry and Meghan's Popularity Tanked After the Interview

Harry and Meghan clench hands while talking about the Queen during Oprah interview on CBS on Mar. 7
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According to YouGov polls, both Harry and Meghan's popularity took a major hit after the Oprah Winfrey interview, with more people having a negative view of him (48 percent) than positive (45 percent). Meghan's margin was even worse, with just 31 percent holding a positive opinion and 58 percent negative. 

Harry Broke the Royal Family's Biggest Rule


Harry was brought up to follow the royal rulebook. One of the biggest of all has always been avoiding interviews, not commenting on news stories, and, most definitely, not airing dirty family laundry. However, shortly after he and Meghan made their Megxit from the United Kingdom, it became clear they had little intention of playing by the rules. Starting with their bombshell interview with Oprah and eventually, the publication of Spare, the family has little trust in the couple. 

Harry Threatened Another Book


The Royal Family is also likely livid that Harry suggestion "there's enough for another book,"but that he "cut the memoir in half to spare my family," implying that they are a lot worse than he revealed. "There's not a lot of trust left to allow the family to maintain a good and open relationship. How do you speak openly without it ending up in volume two?" a source told The Telegraph

Meghan and Harry Lashing Out at Princess Kate


Harry and Meghan have repeatedly painted Princess Kate as the villain. While Meghan has vocalized that Kate made her cry on her wedding day over flower girl dresses, Harry wrote about what went down in his book. According to Harry, after the infamous argument Meghan made a comment to Kate, who was pregnant with her third child at the time, brushing off the incident due to her "baby brain." According to Harry, the future Queen told the Suits star, "we're not close enough for you to talk about my hormones!" William then pointed his finger at Meghan calling her "rude" and saying "it's not what's done here in Britain." Meghan then said to him "Kindly take your finger out of my face." Harry continued: "Meg said she'd never intentionally do anything to hurt Kate, and if she ever did, she asked Kate to please just let her know so it wouldn't happen again," Harry writes. "We all hugged. Kind of."

The Royal Family Is Now Focusing on Work

Buckingham Palace at sunrise in London, United Kingdom

After being distracted by the Harry and Meghan drama, King Charles and Prince William are now focused on work. "It's a 1,000-year-old institution and they have long horizons," a source told The Telegraph. "It's a case of 'Let the work speak for itself.' The working family is working hard and it is working. The birthday parade was well received and no one seems to be missing the Sussexes on the Buckingham Palace balcony." Another insider added: "Having no contact seems to be the right answer for everybody right now. At the height of it, it was all-consuming – and that's not healthy for anyone."