Relations between Prince Charles and Harry reportedly at 'lowest-ever point'

In a recent documentary the Duke of Sussex criticised the way Prince Charles raised him.
In a recent documentary the Duke of Sussex criticised the way Prince Charles raised him. Photo credit: Getty Images

Relations between Prince Charles and Prince Harry are reportedly at their "lowest-ever point" following Prince Harry's latest documentary. 

The Me You Can't See, a documentary series hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, debuted on Apple TV+ on Friday, featuring the hosts and other famous figures discussing their mental health and experiences with trauma.

The Duke of Sussex spoke about the trauma the death of his mother Princess Diana caused and how he sees her experiences mirrored in the way the media treats his wife Meghan Markle. 

"The clicking of cameras and the flash of cameras makes my blood boil. It makes me angry. It takes me back to what happened to my mum, what I experienced as a kid," he told Winfrey.

The 36-year old also went into detail on his relationship with his father Prince Charles, lashing out at the way he and his brother Prince William were raised. 

Harry said that during the aftermath of his mother's death he was told by his father to get used to the media attention, something he doesn't agree with. 

"My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, 'Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you.'

"That doesn't make sense. Just because you suffered, it doesn't mean that your kids have to suffer. In fact, quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that any negative experiences you had, you can make it right for your kids," he told Winfrey.

Now a source close to the family has revealed to The Sun just how this latest TV venture is further severing ties between Prince Harry and his father. 

"Father and son relations are at their lowest-ever point. Harry says he wants reconciliation but has clearly decided to ­villainise his father. Charles is just at a loss about what to do."

The source said Prince Charles is a "sensitive man" who is "hurt deeply" by his son's words. 

"He can't understand why Harry is doing this to him. He did so much for the wedding and even helped him move to Canada - contrary to what Harry has said." 

In Prince Harry and Meghan's controversial two-hour CBS special with Oprah in March, they claimed the Royal Family did nothing to help Meghan's worsening mental health and refused to provide them with security or support. These factors, among others, forcing them to jump ship to Canada. 

According to the source, Prince Charles is also upset he is barred from responding to Prince Harry's claims publicly 

"Charles is also frustrated that he can’t respond publicly to these accusations and the outlets that Harry is using do not have the burden of a right to reply.

"Harry just has carte blanche to say what he likes about his father while Charles must remain silent."

Another insider told The Daily Mail Prince Harry's relationship with the Royal Family is "hanging on by a thread" as they "struggle to understand" what he is trying to achieve by revealing such private experiences.

During the recent documentary, Prince Harry revealed to Winfrey that his "happiest times" were those spent in the army as he wasn't subject to any special treatment. 

"That was what I thought was where I felt my most normal and actually within my younger years, the most comfortable I felt was out in Afghanistan, away from the media."