King Charles 'punishing' Prince Harry as latest snub showed his wrath

King Charles and Prince Harry

King Charles is said to be 'punishing' Prince Harry

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 06/10/2023

- 16:32

The Duke of Sussex paid a visit to the UK in September but was snubbed, according to a commentator

King Charles was "subtly punishing" his youngest son Prince Harry over his latest snub, a royal author has claimed.

During the Duke of Sussex's recent trip to the UK in September, his request to stay in Windsor Castle was denied due to too short notice.

The King is said to be still upset over Harry's "betrayal" and only communicates to him through palace advisers.

Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe said: "It appears that King Charles’ approach towards Harry now is business as usual - ‘if you want to see me you need to make an appointment’.

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"Harry will have to get past the grey suits and jump through hoops to talk to his father.

"It's very standoffish but I think that's a way that the king is subtly punishing his son."

The King is still said to be upset over his son's treatment of Queen Camilla in his autobiography Spare, which was released in January 2023.

Prince Harry labelled his mother-in-law a "villain" in his memoir, which was said to particularly hurt his father.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Harry released his memoir Spare in January


Larcombe also told The Sun: "Harry has said some deeply hurtful things about Camilla, and yet the King will still correspond with his son, albeit not directly.

"It’s remarkable really, because when Charles became King he said he loved Harry and Meghan which was a huge olive branch - which Harry then took, snapped in half and then hit him with it.

"That said, the King is still keeping those channels of communication open, where William isn’t.

"The brothers’ line of communication is completely broken."

Prince Harry

Prince Harry has returned to the UK a few times recently


Prince Harry

Prince Harry at King Charles's Coronation


Prince William is also said to be sad over the breakdown of his relationship with his brother, but will not be the one to offer an olive branch.

Larcombe added: "William and Harry’s relationship is irretrievably broken. I’m sure William is full of regret that things are the way they are, as they were once very close.

"They had a very strong bond as brothers and always defended each other.

"But Harry has offered up a betrayal that no brother should put up with."

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