Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s break from the Royal Family has been a hard transition for the Firm to make. But speaking on the Royal Round Up, royal correspondent Richard Palmer discussed with guest Pandora Forsyth how Prince William and King Charles have found more time to bond amid Harry’s absence.
Mr Palmer told Royal Roundup Prince William and King Charles’ growing closeness was “essentially a product of falling out with Harry”.
He said: “Up until that point it was Harry, who was closer to Charles than William was.
“William and Kate, and their kids had quite a long spell where they very rarely saw Charles and Camilla at Highgrove or anywhere else for that matter.
“It was only after making Megxit that Prince William and Prince Charles, as he was, really sort of started speaking and seeing each other much, much more regularly again.”
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Mr Palmer also discussed the fallout from the release of the final episodes of Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series.
On how Harry has handled the media, he said: “Because Harry was so invested in her, he went completely over the top in reaction to some of the media coverage at the very beginning of their relationship.
“Some of it was objectionable, let’s be honest about that, but he went over the top and fueled, or created a really toxic situation that has defined them.”
Mr Palmer added: “Later when they announced their engagement, everyone in the press, everyone in the public, was delighted for them.
The same episode sees Harry claim the meeting had been scheduled to exclude Meghan who had left the UK to look after baby Archie, so he had to attend alone.
Harry says: “I went in with the same proposal we had already made publicly.
“But once I got there, I was given five options. One being all in, no change. Five being, all out.
“I chose option three in the meeting. Half in, half out. Have our own jobs, but also work in support of the Queen.”