Charles is set to ensure that his two-year-old grandson, Archie Harrison, will never be a Prince. The Prince of Wales has reportedly made it clear to Harry and Meghan Markle that Archie will have no place among senior royals when he ascends the throne as he plans a slimmed-down monarchy. Charles is also set to make no effort to see Harry when his second-born son visits the UK to unveil a statue of Princess Diana later this year.
The reports come as father and son arguably find their relationship in its worst ever state.
And royal author Tom Quinn believes the “gulf” between Charles and Harry has “widened considerably”.
Speaking to Channel 5’s ‘Charles and Harry: Father and Son Divided’, he said: “Charles tried to be a more modern parent but didn’t have the tools because he didn’t grow up with them.
“There’s no doubt the gulf between Charles and Harry has widened considerably.
“It will be very difficult to bridge that divide in future. I can’t see how they can do it.”
The rift between the two was exacerbated considerably after Harry joined Meghan in a sit-down interview with TV legend Oprah Winfrey.
The couple made a number of astonishing claims about the Firm ‒ including the allegation that a member of the Royal Family made racist remarks about baby Archie before he was born.
Meghan alleged that she received no support from the Palace after seeking help over mental health.
But the claims from Harry may have been the most hurtful for Charles.