Charles, Prince of Wales has maintained “regular contact” with his 35-year-old son Prince Harry since his move to LA in late March, a royal insider told The Sun, noting that the “close” relationship between the two remain “rock-solid”. Britain’s future king is also said to have provided “financial support” to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, “as any father would do when their son moves with a young family to the other side of the world”, the source claimed.
“Since his move to Los Angeles they have been in regular contact. Charles is not an avid user of texts but there are video and phone calls,” the person familiar with the matter was quoted as saying.
“They speak at least once a week and Charles is still a massive driving force in Harry’s life.”
Commenting on the upcoming book “Finding Freedom”, which was said to deeply hurt the Prince of Wales, who read some of the revelations made in the excerpts prior to the biography’s release, the insider maintained that it “has never been a massive talking point between them and Charles is determined that it is not an obstacle”.
“They have a very strong and close father-and-son relationship. Many people have speculated that the book was the end for Harry and Meghan in Britain,” the person argued.
“Too many people were criticised and too many people attacked, including William and Kate. But the Prince of Wales has made it clear the door is always open.”
The book, which is expected to see the light on 12 August, was not contributed toby the Sussexes, nor were they interviewed for the memoir by its authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. However, it makes some sounding claims about the couple’s alleged feeling of alienation from the rest of the royal family and some internal issues that arose between Prince Harry and his older brother William, following the younger’s acquaintance with Meghan Markle.
According to The Sun’s report, which dubbed Prince Harry “headstrong and petulant” and Meghan Markle “proud and ambitious”, the couple was not anticipated to come back to Windsor Castle in the upcoming future, as they officially stepped down from their senior royal duties in March. However, their American life has also turned out to be pretty puzzling so far.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have recently filed an invasion of privacy lawsuit against unidentified California paparazzi over illegal photos of their 15-month-old son, taken at their home without permission. They also repeatedly complained about occasional flybys of drones close to the mansion of their Hollywood producer friend Tyler Perry, which they currently have been staying at.
The two announced their bombshell decision to leave their royal positions and pursue “financially independent” living in January. The couple were planning to “balance” their life between the UK and North America, but the international lockdown has significantly crippled their activities and freedom of movement.
Since the Sussexes’ move to the United States in the end of March, there have been some issues at stake over security provision and financial contributions towards their life in the country. In April, Daily Mail reported that Prince Charles was expected to cover “half” of his son family’s security costs in the US, up to $2.5 million every year, but this information was not confirmed.