Prince Harry wrote a “deeply personal” letter to his father Prince Charles before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, according to a new report.
The Duke of Sussex flew back to the UK last week to attend his grandfather’s funeral, where he came face-to-face with his family for the first time in over a year.
Before their reunion, Harry allegedly reached out to his “very hurt” father by writing him a letter, following his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.
A royal source told the UK Mirror: “Truth be told, Harry didn’t really know what to expect before he came home, which is why he reached out before seeing everyone.”
“He wrote a deeply personal note to his dad to try and set things straight but tensions are still running high and things haven’t exactly ironed out the way he had hoped.”
“There had been a kind of unspoken agreement between everyone to park whatever has been on each person’s mind, and solely concentrate on supporting the Queen ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral.”
“The feeling inside the camp was that it wasn’t the time nor the place to go over things, especially at such an emotional time for everybody involved.”
The source continued: “Harry didn’t expect everything to be completely back to normal but his feeling after seeing his family was there is a lot of ground to make up.”
“Whether that is harder or easier to do on the other side of the world remains to be seen. There is a lot of distrust in the camp and everything is still very, very raw.”
During his televised interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, Harry said he felt “very let down” by Prince Charles.
The 36-year-old claimed his family cut him off financially when he stepped down as a senior working Royal, and alleged his father stopped taking his calls at one point.
Speaking about his relationship with Charles, Harry said: “There’s a lot to work through there, you know? I feel really let down, because he’s been through something similar.”
“He knows what pain feels like, and Archie’s his grandson. I will always love him, but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened. And I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship.”
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle made a number of shocking claims about the Royal family during their interview with Oprah.
The Duchess of Sussex admitted she felt suicidal during her time as a senior working Royal, and claimed she wasn’t supported by the Institution.
Meghan also alleged there were “concerns and conversations” about “how dark” their son’s skin might be when he was born.
A shocked Oprah responded: “What? Who, who is having that conversation with you? What?”
Meghan refused to reveal who was having those conversations as it would be “very damaging” to them, but claimed there were “several conversations about it, with Harry.”
Buckingham Palace later issued a statement addressing Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah.
The statement said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.”
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members,” the statement concluded.
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