Prince Harry warned: Inflict more pain and it's
'point of no return'
The King is determined to stand by his beloved son -
but Prince Harry is fast approaching the "point of no return," an
expert warned last night. Charles is believed to have told his advisers, some
of whom think Harry and Meghan should be stripped of their titles, that he
"will never close the door" on him.
Dec 2, 2022 | UPDATED: 22:00, Fri, Dec 2, 2022
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hopes they will eventually “run out of ammunition” and, having said their
piece, there will be a chance to rebuild the relationship. A royal source told
the Daily Express: “The King is a father who loves his son and like any parent
is frustrated and worried that his two children have such a difficult
determined not to cut Harry off and believes there may still be a way back for
Family is dreading this [Netflix] documentary but hope that once Harry and
Meghan have said their piece, they can draw a line under it and move on.”
source added: “It is a very distressing time all round. We certainly hope
grievances can be resolved and who knows where that might leave us?”
author Phil Dampier was not surprised at Charles’ forgiving attitude but
believes there is a “red line”.
said: “I am sure it is right that Charles will go to great lengths to maintain
a relationship with Harry but there is a limit. Harry’s book, Spare – which is
due out in January – is expected to be 400 pages of dynamite.
Charles would pretty much forgive Harry anything – except dragging Camilla
through the mud. If Harry’s account of his parents’ divorce is too critical of
Camilla, or places too much blame at Charles’s door while painting his mother
as a saint, that will be the point of no return.
point what sanctions are on offer? What choice do they have but to say, ‘OK,
you’ve crossed a line here and there is no way back. It’s time to go your own
way, but not as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’.”
added that Charles was devastated at the loss of Lady Susan Hussey from the
Royal Household despite her questioning of British domestic abuse campaigner
Ngozi Fulani about “where she was from”.
release of Harry and Meghan’s Netflix trailer as William and Kate’s crucial US
tour began added to the King’s anguish.
said: “Charles has known Lady Susan Hussey for the whole of his adult life. She
was a precious friend of his mother and he would have been deeply unhappy to
lose her. He would have found it almost impossible to sack her.
thrown under the bus, but the impetus for her resignation very much came from
Lady Susan herself which made it easier for him.”
the Sussexes’ friend and biographer Omid Scobie took to Twitter to criticise
the King, saying: “If King Charles truly wants to show leadership and modernise
the monarchy, then acknowledging the institutional racism within it is the only
He was also
dismissive of Lady Susan, claiming there was an attempt to turn her into “the
victim” after her comments.
“I see we have entered the predictable turn-the-victim-into-the-villain phase
of the story.
gymnastics and lying some people are doing to excuse the racism of a woman they
haven’t met is wild. No wonder so many who experience racism or bigotry keep it
to themselves. Shameful.”
believes Charles is “deeply concerned” but “not in despair” at the race row and
tension between his children.
“The monarchy has been through much worse. This is nothing compared to the
1990s, simply not on the same scale.
survived the Annus Horribilis, the Windsor Castle fire, the death of Diana and
they will survive this too. Charles is popular with people and William and Kate
are popular too.
don’t see the end of the monarchy. On the contrary, I think it will thrive. It
is significant that a lot of countries like Australia, New Zealand, and Jamaica
aren’t immediately getting rid of the monarchy following the Queen’s death.
That’s quite telling, they actually want to give Charles a chance.”
Meghan’s Netflix documentary launched a teaser trailer
Meghan’s Netflix documentary launched a teaser trailer (Image: Netflix)
author Christopher Wilson agreed the monarchy would survive but believes Harry
and Meghan were “disgracing themselves on a daily basis”.
their behavior to the abdication of King Edward VIII over his relationship with
divorcee Wallis Simpson in 1936.
said: “To some long-term observers, this is the worst crisis to hit the royals
since the abdication of King Edward VIII, which tore the family apart and
threatened to capsize the monarchy.
question that Charles, witness to many crises during his decades as heir to the
throne, has the experience to tough it out. What must hurt him, as a father, is
to watch his son take a wrecking ball to the institution that once nurtured
Meghan’s Netflix documentary was launched with an explosive one-minute teaser
ahead of airing next Thursday.
members of the Royal Family apart from the Sussexes were given the chance to
watch it before it goes out.
Harry show private pictures
Harry show private pictures (Image: Netflix)
included dozens of private pictures from their family album and a voice-over
from Harry saying: “No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors.”
black-and-white picture of his wife on an armchair, apparently crying, appears
before the film cuts away to an unflattering picture of William and Kate at the
2019 Commonwealth Service in London.
then shown talking to an interviewer off-screen and says: “When the stakes are
this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?”
has caused much angry reaction and incensed Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely.