The couple made the landmark decision last year to leave their royal life behind and set up home across to the pond in a bid to live a “financially independent life” away from the monarchy. But since then, they have launched a series of allegations towards the Firm, including on delicate topics such as race and mental health. Among Harry’s targets has been Charles, who the Duke of Sussex claimed was “trapped” inside the Royal Family due to his one day becoming monarch.
He also criticised his father’s parenting style, and argued he was “cut off” financially from the Firm immediately after their announcement to quit had been made public.
This prompted a response from Prince Charles’ spokesperson, who said, when the Clarence House financial accounts for the year were released in June, that the Sussexes received a “substantial sum” on their exit and that they were funded up to the summer of 2020.
And in the aftermath of these allegations being made during interviews such as with Oprah Winfrey on CBS, commentator Daniela Elser said it appeared the feud between father and son showed no signs of being healed.
Writing in May for the New Zealand Herald, Ms Elser noted: “If, having experienced the fallout from the Oprah interview and essentially gone ahead and done the same thing again, it would seem that Harry has no intention of backing down or at least backing away from his current competitive stances.
“All of which leaves us here: The battle lines have been drawn and no one seems…