King Charles facing royal dilemma over reconciling with Prince Harry

King Charles and Prince Harry

Prince Harry has triggered a royal dilemma for King Charles

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 14/10/2023

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The Duke of Sussex's relationship with the King has been described as 'difficult' by a royal author

King Charles is facing a dilemma over potentially reconciling with Prince Harry as the move could have a negative impact on his other relationships within the monarchy, according to a royal historian.

The Duke of Sussex released his memoir Spare in January 2023, where he revealed several private details about his family members.

One month before this, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle released their Netflix documentary where they divulged even more secrets about the British monarchy.

Prince Harry, who lives in California with his wife and children, returned to the UK in September for the WellChild Awards and requested to stay in Windsor Castle for the duration of his trip.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry returned to the UK for the WellChild Awards


However, the duke's request was denied due to such short notice given to the Palace.

Dr Ed Owens, a royal author who published After Elizabeth: Can the Monarchy Save Itself?, spoke exclusively to GB News about this incident.

He said: “These reports suggest that the relationship is very difficult between the father and son at the moment.

“What the King has to keep in mind, clearly, is that Harry's presence within Britain is somewhat antagonistic.

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“We know that the relationship between him and his brother is particularly fraught."

According to Owens, King Charles is in a tricky dilemma currently because his hands are tied.

The commentator explained: “Anything that Charles has or does on a personal level to try and reconcile the relationship with Harry could have a broader negative impact on his relationship with other family members.

“Because there are clearly members of the family who are not ready to forgive Harry for what he's done.”

Prince Harry

Prince Harry attending Coronation


King Charles and Prince Harry

Harry and Meghan at the Queen's funeral


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as working royals in 2020 and moved to California.

They live with their two children, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two, in Montecito.

Harry and Meghan returned to the UK for the Platinum Jubilee and the late Queen's funeral.

However, for the King's Coronation, the duke made a solo appearance without his wife of five years.

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