Prince Charles was irritated by Prince Harry’s bombshell statement, which drew attention away from him.
PRINCE CHARLES was “irritated” when Prince Harry took the spotlight away from the Royal Family by making a public statement.
Prince Harry’s 2016 Oman tour was overshadowed by Prince Harry’s press conference in support of Meghan Markle.
During his tour, Charles was guaranteed a front-page splash, but that was quickly overshadowed when Harry accused the British press of harassing Meghan after their relationship was revealed.
The conflict “annoyed” Charles, according to royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti.
“Traditionally, the royal households coordinated so that if one of them was doing something like a royal tour, nobody else would announce something big that would knock them off the front page,” Mr Sacerdoti said on US Weekly’s Royally Us podcast.
“However, in that case, they have interviews where the journalist claims that despite promising Prince Charles a splash on the frontpage, the story was bumped, which irritated him because Harry has released this bombshell criticism of the media.”
“It was also intriguing because it suggests that the royal households may not always operate in perfect harmony.”
“They compete with each other at times, getting on each other’s nerves or shadowing each other’s public relations plans.”
It comes as a private investigator has apologized for tapping into the phone of the Duke of Sussex’s former girlfriend and admitted to “robbing” him of his adolescent years.
When Gavin Burrows claimed Chelsy Davy’s phone was under surveillance in the early 2000s, he told the BBC there was a “ruthless” culture in parts of the media.
When he started working for the now-defunct News of the World in 2000, he told a BBC documentary called The Princes And The Press that there was far more interest in Harry than in his brother, the Duke of Cambridge.
Editors told him that putting Harry on the front page sold more newspapers than putting William on the front page.
“As a couple of editors explained to me, Harry had basically become the new Diana,” he said.
Mr Burrows is a witness in legal cases against the News of the World and The Sun, according to the BBC, but his claims have not been proven in court and are widely disputed.
News Group Newspapers (NGN) and Reach were sued by Harry.
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