Queen Elizabeth has been “deeply upset” by grandson Prince Harry’s unrelenting criticisms of his family and is taking the situation “very personally,” according to a report.
“Harry’s grandmother has taken this very personally and is deeply upset by what Harry has said, in particular his comments about Charles’s parenting and suggesting his father knows no better because of how he was brought up. It has been a very upsetting time,” a source told the Mail on Sunday.
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The seemingly motormouthed Harry cannot seem to stop slamming his father, Prince Charles, saying in the new Apple TV+ series “The Me You Can’t See” that Charles made him “suffer” as a child.
“My father used to say to me when I was younger … ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you,’” the 36-year-old prince told Oprah Winfrey.
“That doesn’t make sense — just because you suffered, that 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 whatever negative experiences that you had, you can make it right for your kids,” he added.
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Though some feel Harry’s very public venting makes reconciliation unlikely, sources told the Mail on Sunday Charles doesn’t want to cut off his son.
“Charles will want to engage, but it’s fair to say what Harry has said in both interviews with Oprah has been seen as very callous within the family. If Harry was to attack the Queen in a more personal way, Charles would close ranks with the Queen without a doubt and Harry would be out in the cold,” the source said.
“Charles is such a gentle man and a dedicated father first and foremost. He’ll be feeling wretched. He wants to seek a reconciliation. He is not vindictive at all.”