Prince Charles spotted for the first time since Harry’s heartbreaking revelations about their relationship

Prince Harry claimed his father stopped answering his calls

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales speaks during a visit to the London Transport museum to mark 20 years of Transport for London on March 4, 2020 in London, England
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Prince Charles has been glimpsed in public for the first time since Prince Harry claimed his father started to ignore his calls during his and Meghan’s shocking Oprah interview. 

Prince Charles has been spotted out in public for the first time since his youngest son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s extraordinary Oprah Winfrey interview aired. The shocking conversation first aired in the US on Sunday night, the same day as the Queen spoke of ‘unity’ in her Commonwealth Day message. ITV then showed the interview in the UK last night, meaning that viewers across the world have now heard what the royal couple had to say on everything from royal life, to Meghan’s struggles with her mental health in the first few years after marrying Prince Harry.

Now Prince Charles was pictured arriving for a visit at an NHS vaccine pop-up clinic at Jesus House church in London today. Whilst his eldest son Prince William was also seen for the first time since the interview aired, driving through the capital. Both princes’ appearance in London comes at a very difficult time for the Royal Family. 

The Prince of Wales’ father Prince Philip is currently at King Edward VII's hospital reportedly for "treatment, rest and recuperation" following a "successful procedure". Whilst Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s new revelations have shocked royal fans across the world. 

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What did Prince Harry say about Prince Charles?

Joining Meghan for the second part of the Oprah interview, Prince Harry claimed that Prince Charles stopped answering his calls after he and Meghan revealed their intention to step back as senior members of the Royal Family last year. Prince Harry said it was because he “took matters into [his] own hands” for the sake of his family.

He added that he felt “let down” by Prince Charles’s reaction, but spoke of a desire to work on their father-son relationship. 

“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar. He knows what pain feels like, and Archie’s his grandson,” Prince Harry shared.

“At the same time I will always love him, but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened. I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship”.

During the dramatic interview, Prince Harry also described both his father and brother as “trapped” in the Royal Family and that they “don’t get to leave” like he and Meghan have.

The Queen and the wider Royal Family have yet to publicly respond to Prince Harry and Meghan's comments. It’s been suggested that Her Majesty will be taking things “carefully and constructively”.

It’s not yet known whether Prince Charles or Prince William will themselves choose to comment at some point in the future.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use , Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!