Though, arguably, the person to get the worst portrayal was Charles, Harry accusing his father of cutting off both finances and communications when he and Meghan announced their intentions to leave their post as senior royals.
“Charles certainly does not come out a winner in all of this,” Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss and Love author Katie Nicholl admitted to ET. “Harry has said he felt let down by his father. It must have been a very difficult thing for Harry to say publicly, but even a difficult thing for Prince Charles to hear.”
Because as Scobie told E! News, royal reporters were continuously told by those close to Charles that the future king remained on good terms with his youngest: “It was the palace that was often telling the press, including myself, that Charles was keen to fund and support Harry and Meghan.” And during the lead-up to the pair’s 2018 vows, the Sussexes were especially tight with Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Nicholl shared, with Charles feeling incredibly pleased to help walk Meghan down the aisle at Windsor’s St George’s Chapel.
“This closeness quickly turned into resentment and detachment when Charles wouldn’t sit down and discuss what Harry and Meghan wanted for the future on the phone,” Nicholl continued of Charles’ request that the duo put their terms in writing, “and that’s when we understand the relationship unraveled. But for Charles to hear that he felt let down by Harry will be very, very painful indeed.”