Prince Charles has been left ‘shell shocked’ by the reported rift between his sons Prince William and Prince Harry, a source has claimed, speaking to People.
Prince Charles has been left ‘shellshocked’ by the reported rift between his sons Prince William and Prince Harry, a source has claimed.
While the funeral of their grandfather Prince Philip in April reunited the family for the first time in a year, the Duke of Cambridge, 39, and the Duke of Sussex, 36, reportedly ‘didn’t have time to heal’ – and are set to be reunited once again for the Diana statue unveiling on Thursday 1 July.
It comes in the aftermath of Harry and Meghan Markle‘s explosive two-hour CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey which aired in March, where the royal made reference to his relation with William amid reports the brothers had fallen out in the wake of Brexit.
Prince Harry told the talk show host: ‘As I’ve said before, I love William to bits. He’s my brother. ‘We’ve been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience. But we’re on different paths.
But while the meeting may help the brothers reunite, according to People, the Prince of Wales, 72, has been left privately devastated by their alleged fallout.
‘He is very hurt and upset,’ a friend of Charles told the magazine, adding that he feels ‘shellshocked by it all.’
On Thursday, Prince William and Harry’s father, the Prince of Wales, is reportedly not planning to be around during the Duke of Sussex’s visit.
‘Charles has made it quite clear he will not be around beyond that because he is going to Scotland. There is no planned meeting between the three of them,’ a source told The Sun. ‘Charles will leave the boys to it.’
Instead, Kate Middleton is set to help Prince William and Prince Harry put on a united front when they meet at an unveiling of a statue to Princess Diana, according to reports.
The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly agreed to attend the ceremony at Kensington Palace next Thursday.
An insider said the 39-year-old had seen the project since the beginning and would want to be there to support her husband.
It comes after it was claimed Kate and William did not have a sit-down conversation with Harry after Prince Philip’s funeral in April because they feared details would be leaked. Read more: daily mail