King Charles ‘embarrassed’ by Prince Harry as monarch reportedly shuns son from birthday parade

Prince Harry (left) and King Charles (right)

King Charles is reportedly 'embarrassed' by his son's court exploits

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 12/06/2023

- 19:35

Updated: 12/06/2023

- 19:36

Harry's court showings have left royals 'embarrassed'

King Charles is “embarrassed” by Prince Harry’s court exploits and has not invited his youngest son to his birthday parade, according to a royal expert.

It would mark the first occasion in Harry’s life where he has not been welcome at his own father’s birthday celebrations.

It comes after the Duke of Sussex broke down in court after admitting “I don’t know” 18 times during his phone hacking trial.

Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) for allegedly gathering information regarding his private life in an illegal manner.

He has remained dogged in his determination to bring forward legal action despite the apparent lack of support from fellow royals, and his exploits in the High Court have “embarrassed” the monarch, according to royal commentator Kinsey Schofield.

Speaking to GB News, she said: “This is the King’s big celebration, we saw Harry and Meghan at the last one for the Queen.

“This year, according to the Daily Mail, they have been told they cannot partake in this celebration.

“I think that Harry has probably embarrassed his family over the last week. It hasn’t done him any favours to reopen any of his old wounds.

Prince HarryPrince Harry struggled through a court grillingPA

“I do think it gives us a bit of a glimpse into the relationship Harry currently has with his favour, which is a distant one.”

At the centre of his legal battle, Harry has alleged 147 stories published from 1996 to 2010 by Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) titles used information obtained through unlawful means, such as phone hacking.

Some 33 articles, dated between 1996 and 2009, were selected for examination during the trial of Harry’s contested claim against MGN on Wednesday.

MGN has told the trial in London it denies that 28 out of the 33 articles involved unlawful information-gathering and that it was not admitted for the remaining five articles.

The publisher claims the stories came from a range of sources, including information disclosed by royal households or other royals, freelance journalists and news agencies as well as confidential sources with “extensive” royal contacts.

Despite Harry’s reported struggles, Schofield shone a light on a gesture the Duke is said to have made during his flight back to the US.

She told Mark Dolan: “On the way home, Harry took a public overnight flight, I imagine the flight attendant acknowledged him and he was a fan, and Harry gifted him a copy of spare.

“Obviously the flight attendant was kind to him and in return, when Harry got off the plane, he left him a copy of Spare, I think that’s a sweet story!”

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