King Charles 'offers olive branch' to Prince Harry in touching Father's Day message

A younger King Charles alongside his two sons

A new Royal Family social media post appeared to offer an 'olive branch' to the estranged Prince Harry

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 18/06/2023

- 21:39

In a tweet shared by the Royal Family’s official account, the King is seen alongside his two sons

King Charles has offered Prince Harry an olive branch in the form of an old photo in a touching Father’s Day social media post.

In a tweet shared by the Royal Family’s official account, the King is seen alongside his two sons in a tribute to “Dads everywhere”.

The post also shows Charles with his own father, the late Prince Philip, and Queen Camilla with her late father.

The tweet reads: “To Dads everywhere, we wish you a very special Father’s Day today.”

Prince William and Prince HarryPrince Harry's relationship with Prince William has deteriorated over the recent yearsPA

The olive branch comes as Harry continues to distance himself from the Royal Family.

The Duke of Sussex did not attend Trooping the Colour celebrations on Saturday, and is reported to not have received an invitation.

Harry was last seen with other royals at his father’s Coronation, where he made a fleeting appearance before returning to the US within 24 hours of the crowning moment of the ceremony.

The social media post coming directly from the Royal Family suggests the potential makings of an “olive branch” move from Charles to his son.

King CharlesKing Charles has been slimming down the Royal Family since succeeding Queen Elizabeth IIPA

It comes as Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, face new pressure after their lucrative podcast deal with Spotify ended by mutual agreement.

Meghan and Harry’s production company Archewell Audio only made one podcast series for the streaming giant after signing a contract in late 2020, estimated to be worth around 25 million US dollars (£19.5 million).

The ending of the deal will raise questions about the popularity of the podcast hosted by Meghan and whether the agreement was value for money for Spotify which earlier this month announced job cuts.

Mark Borkowski, a public relations and crisis consultant, said the announcement would diminish what the Sussexes could receive from possibly future episodes of the series.

He said: “Spotify and all the streamers who did very well out of lockdown are now looking hard at the costs – their algorithms don’t lie.

“If they were successful and they were valued by Spotify they would still be there.”

He added: “It shows that they don’t really have anything interesting to say and more importantly they don’t have critical friends in the centre of their organisation. And whatever you are as a content producer, you’ve got to sustain it over a period of time and you need the best team around you.”

The podcast Archetypes ran for 12 episodes from August 2022 with Meghan chatting to celebrities, historians and experts about the history of stereotypes levelled against women.

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