Recent events in the British royal family have stirred controversy surrounding a leaked phone call between Prince Harry and his father, King Charles. The Duke of Sussex’s decision to skip a small family gathering for the King’s 75th birthday in London, which included his estranged brother Prince William, initially fueled speculations.
Shortly after reports surfaced, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan issued a rare statement, challenging claims that Charles had not invited Harry. The statement asserted that there had been no contact regarding an invitation, leading to Harry’s absence from the celebration. The situation took a turn when it was revealed that Harry would be calling his father on his birthday, marking the end of a six-month stalemate between the two.
The video call reportedly involved Charles engaging with his grandchildren, Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2, raising hopes of a potential reconciliation between Harry and his father. However, a royal expert, Rafe Heydel-Mankoo, has now claimed that King Charles is “quite disappointed” that details of the call were leaked to the media.
According to Heydel-Mankoo, Charles is furious about the leak and attributes it to his estranged son, Prince Harry. The King, known for prioritizing his public life, allegedly wanted the focus on his birthday call to remain private. The royal commentator emphasized that Clarence House, the King’s private office, was not responsible for the leak.
The revelation of the leaked call adds another layer to the already strained relationship between Charles and Harry in recent months. The King, known for his closeness to Prince William, reportedly felt let down by the breach of privacy and was disappointed that the details made their way to the press.
The situation has implications beyond the personal dynamics of the royal family, as rumors circulate about Harry and Meghan’s potential return to the UK for the Christmas season. Heydel-Mankoo suggested that Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, may not be looking forward to spending Christmas with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
As tensions continue to unfold within the royal family, the leaked phone call has become a focal point, highlighting the complexities of relationships and privacy in the public eye. The fallout from this incident may influence future interactions and decisions within the royal family.