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Duchess of Cornwall will NEVER forgive Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for ‘hurting’ Prince Charles

The Duchess of Cornwall is unlikely to ever forgive her stepson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle for hurting Prince Charles after Megxit, a source has claimed. 

Camilla, 74, who has supported her husband the Prince of Wales, 72, throughout his youngest son’s rift with the royal family, might not be able to ever forgive the Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 40, for their actions since stepping back as senior royals in March last year.

Prince Harry, who lives in a £11million mansion in Santa Barbara, California, has addressed his relationship with his father in several interviews throughout the year – after first opening up about it in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March where he claimed he has been ‘let down’ by Prince Charles.  

Now, speaking to The Telegraph, royal expert Camilla Tominey reported that a source close to Camilla has said that even though Buckingham Palace is conveying the message that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still loved by the family, the Duchess of Cornwall will struggle to move on. 

A source has told The Telegraph the Duchess of Cornwall is unlikely to forgive Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for ‘hurting’ Prince Charles (pictured: Meghan and Camilla at the 70th birthday of patronage celebration for Prince Charles in 2018)

In an interview with American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey, pictured, Prince Harry claimed a senior member of the royal family asked how dark the skin of his and Meghan's first child was likely to be

In an interview with American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey, pictured, Prince Harry claimed a senior member of the royal family asked how dark the skin of his and Meghan’s first child was likely to be 

I don’t think the Duchess will ever forgive Meghan for what she’s done to the Prince of Wales,’ the source said.

Another source claimed that Prince Charles was deeply affected by the reported fall out with Prince Harry and that it had been ‘really hard for him.’

Others reportedly said Camilla would be on the Prince of Wales’ side no matter what when he becomes king.   

‘When he [Charles] becomes king, she’ll understand the need to be by his side – as the Duke of Edinburgh was for the Queen – and I don’t think she’s daunted by that,’ one unnamed friend claimed. 

Camilla, who has reportedly been Prince Charles 'rock' since Megxit, had a good relationship with Prince Harry before the Orpah Winfrey interview (pictured with the Prince of Wales on Porthcressa Beach in July)

Camilla, who has reportedly been Prince Charles ‘rock’ since Megxit, had a good relationship with Prince Harry before the Orpah Winfrey interview (pictured with the Prince of Wales on Porthcressa Beach in July)

It was announced today that the transatlantic war of words between Buckingham Palace and the Sussexes could take a new twist, with the Queen reportedly ‘ordering’ officials to plan a legal fightback against the couple.

Sources say the ‘exasperated’ Queen, 95, has told palace officials to ‘lawyer up’ with libel experts after ‘repeated attacks’ on the Royal Family from the US-based Sussexes.

It comes after Harry and wife Meghan Markle said in their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that an unnamed royal had raised concerns over their son Archie’s skin colour before his birth.

Days later Buckingham Palace released a statement saying ‘recollections may vary’ in response to allegations.

But the row was reignited this week after it was revealed in a new chapter of their biography Finding Freedom that a source had accused the royals of ‘failing to own’ their part in the fallout.

Now sources close to the Queen have told the Sun that the feeling ‘coming right from the top’ is that ‘enough is enough’.

The source told the paper: ‘There is a limit to how much will be accepted and the Queen and Royal Family can only be pushed so far.

They are getting lawyered up. Harry and Meghan will be made aware and know repeated attacks will not be tolerated.’

One hurdle any legal team could face is the upcoming release of Prince Harry’s tell-all memoirs.

The book, due to be released next year, will be published by Penguin Random House.

Pictured: Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of Cornwall stand with the Queen, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during to mark the centenary of the RAF in 2018

Pictured: Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of Cornwall stand with the Queen, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during to mark the centenary of the RAF in 2018

According to the Sun, a preemptive legal warning to the publishers is now being considered.

The source told the paper: ‘If someone were named in the book and accused of something directly that could be a libel and also infringe their rights to a private family life.

‘It would be ironic if Harry and Meghan were accused of breaching privacy given their pronouncements on the subject.’

It comes after lawyers for the Sussexes earlier this week denied that the couple had ‘reignited a rift’ with the Queen after an updated biography claimed they believe she has failed to act over their accusations of racism.

The new edition of Finding Freedom suggests sources close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they were ‘not surprised’ at a perceived lack of action over their claim that a senior royal expressed ‘concern’ about their unborn child’s skin colour.

It says they took exception to a carefully-worded statement from the Queen, following their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, in which she expressed concern for the couple but insisted that ‘some recollections may vary’.

Days later, Prince William told reporters that the royals were ‘very much not a racist family’ and admitted he was yet to speak to his estranged brother following the Oprah interview.

Now, the updated edition of Finding Freedom has claimed that the Sussexes were far from happy at Buckingham Palace’s official response.

But their legal team at Schillings told MailOnline today that it was false and defamatory to claim the couple have ‘reignited a rift’ with the Queen – or to suggest or imply that they have made any statements to that effect.

Their lawyers insisted there were no new developments on the topic and that the claims were from the authors of the book, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, who do not speak for the Sussexes and rely on unnamed sources.

It has been reported relationships between Prince Harry, Meghan and other royals have been frosty since the couple decided to step down as senior royals in 2020 (pictured attending the annual Commonwealth Service in 2020)

It has been reported relationships between Prince Harry, Meghan and other royals have been frosty since the couple decided to step down as senior royals in 2020 (pictured attending the annual Commonwealth Service in 2020)

Mr Scobie also tried to clarify the situation, tweeting: ‘Back at this rodeo and, predictably, words are already being twisted.

‘The comments made by a SOURCE (a detail some outlets have purposefully ignored) was about a lack of ownership from the royal institution as a whole. There’s no ‘attack’ against the Queen anywhere in the book.’

An excerpt from the new version of Finding Freedom due to be published in People magazine in the US states that the couple believe senior royals have not taken ‘accountability’ – preventing a major thaw in relations.

The extract reads: ‘Those three words, ‘recollections may vary’, did not go unnoticed by the couple, who a close source said were ‘not surprised’ that full ownership was not taken. ‘Months later and little accountability has been taken,’ a pal of Meghan’s added. ‘How can you move forward without that?’ ‘

The book now covers Harry’s return to the UK in April for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral – and says he bought a one-way ticket as he hoped he might be able to speak to his family directly, without staff being involved.

It claims Harry spoke to his brother Prince William three times in all during the visit, as well as briefly chatting to his father, Prince Charles, after the service. He also enjoyed ‘precious moments’ with his grandmother, the Queen.

The biography, which was a glowing portrait of the Sussexes by Mr Scobie and Ms Durand first published in August 2020, concludes that the trip ‘broke the ice’ and that the door to a rapprochement is now ‘slightly ajar’.


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