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Prince Harry is 'wrong' to say King Charles has shown 'no willingness' to repair relations

Prince Harry is ‘wrong’ to claim that King Charles has shown ‘no willingness’ to repair relations and his door ‘has always been open’, sources say.

The Duke of Sussex said a possible reunion with his family in the UK did not appear to be on the cards, suggesting his father and brother were to blame for their ongoing estrangement.

He made the claim in a trailer for an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby, part of the publicity campaign for his Spare memoir, due out next week.

But those close to the King say he has constantly reiterated how much he loves his two children and has made it clear that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are welcome to meet him at any time.

Harry claimed that a possible reunion with his family across the pond did not appear in the cards, saying that his father and brother had not

Harry claimed that a possible reunion with his family across the pond did not appear in the cards, saying that his father and brother had “absolutely no desire to reconcile”.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, they pointed out that the monarch has maintained a line of communication with the Sussexes despite the many barbs they have directed at the royal family.

They say he saw “tremendous glimmers of hope” in his interactions with the couple after the queen’s death.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, another source said Harry’s latest statement was “complete and unadulterated nonsense”.

They said: ‘It takes some chutzpah to say that when his father invited him to stay at their home in the UK he invited him to spend Christmas with the rest of the family and continued to make public statements of support.’

They also told the publication: ‘[The King] he was sad that he did not have the opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren. He has always left the door open for his son and will continue to do so.’

Representatives for Prince Harry have been contacted for comment.

However, some Royal experts have suggested that the already strained relationship between Harry and the rest of his family could become even more strained with the release of his memoir.

Insiders fear the Duke of Sussex and his brother William, Prince of Wales, will ‘never reconcile’ once Spare is released, with the book set to feature stinging attacks on him and his wife Kate.

A source told the Sunday Times: ‘Generally I think the book [will be] worse for them than the royal family is expecting.

‘Everything is exposed. Charles turns out better than anyone expected, but it’s hard on William in particular, and even Kate suffers a little.

‘There are these minute details and a description of the fight between the brothers. I personally don’t see how Harry and William are going to reconcile after this.’

The memoir was written by ghostwriter JR Moehringer, with some of the proceeds being donated by the Duke to charity.

Royal sources say the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited to join the family this Christmas.  Pictured: King Charles and his wife Camilla lead the royal family on a walk through Sandringham on Christmas Day

Royal sources say the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited to join the family this Christmas. Pictured: King Charles and his wife Camilla lead the royal family on a walk through Sandringham on Christmas Day

A promotional poster for Prince Harry's memoir, Spare, which will be released next week

A promotional poster for Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, which will be released next week

Prior to being published next week, two interviews with Harry by CBS’s Bradby and Anderson Cooper, both conducted at a rented ranch in Montecito, will be released.

In a trailer for the interview with Bradby, the Duke of Sussex said he would like “to have my father and my brother back”, adding that his family “has shown absolutely no desire to reconcile”.

Harry says ‘it never needed to be like this’ and refers to ‘the leaking and the planting’ before adding ‘I want a family, not an institution’.

He also says, in an apparent reference to the royals, ‘they feel it’s best to somehow keep us as the villains’ – something that is unlikely to help the frayed relationship between the Sussexes and the rest of the Firm, which sources say is already ‘ hanging by a thread’.

But a royal expert said Harry and Meghan needed to learn that ‘silence is common sense’ and that airing dirty laundry in public was unlikely to help bring about the reconciliation the Duke claims he wants.

Richard Fitzwilliams said the statements made by the Sussexes in the press were not helping their fractured relationship.

‘Harry may enjoy ‘getting his brother back’ and ‘…his father back’, but surely he must know that giving this catalog of problems even more exposure is not the way to do it.

There are fears that there will be no chance of reconciliation after Harry's memoirs are published.  Pictured: William, Harry, Meghan and Kate at Westminster Abbey in 2018

There are fears that there will be no chance of reconciliation after Harry’s memoirs are published. Pictured: William, Harry, Meghan and Kate at Westminster Abbey in 2018

“Further accusations of stories being planted against them by the Palace in both interviews show just how bitter he and Meghan still are, but while his fans can support him, there will come a time when even the media will tire of exposure at this level.

‘ Harry says in the CBS interview trailer, referring to the Palace’s inability to protect them from false reports, that “there comes a point where silence is a betrayal”.

‘There is also a point, if they want any relationship, however distant, with the Royal Family, when silence is good sense. When will the Sussexes learn this?

In a trailer for his interview with American TV personality Cooper, Harry was asked why he had not communicated his grievances to the family privately.

In response, he said: ‘Every time I’ve tried to do this privately, there have been briefings, leaks and planting stories against me and my wife.

‘The family motto is never complain and never explain – it’s just a motto.’

He added: ‘They [Buckingham Palace] will feed or have a conversation with a correspondent, and that correspondent will literally take information and write the story, and at the end they will say they contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

‘But the whole story is commentary from Buckingham Palace.

‘So when we’ve been told for the last six years, ‘We can’t make a statement to protect you,’ but you do it for other family members, there comes a point where the silence is a betrayal. ‘

The clips appear to confirm reports that Harry will use his memoirs to reveal details about disagreements between him and his brother, the Prince of Wales, 40.

This comes after the Duke claimed in his Netflix documentary that William broke a promise never to leak stories or speak against each other after witnessing the fallout of such actions in his father’s office.

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