KING Charles was “disappointed” that details of his phone call with Prince Harry were leaked to the media, according to Royal commentator Rafe Heydel-Mankoo.
He told GB News: “We know that the King was actually quite disappointed that the private phone call he had with Harry on the King’s 75th birthday was yet again leaked to the press.
“He’s trying very much to have the focus on his public life and whilst, of course, as a loving father he’s very happy to have a conversation with his estranged son, he wasn’t the one who was leaking this to them to the press.”
In a discussion with Andrew Pierce and Bev Turner, he continued: “You can only imagine what the Prince and Princess of Wales will be thinking about the prospect of having Christmas with Harry and Meghan, having their private conversations pop up in the future Netflix special or in a sequel to Harry’s tacky memoir.
“How far we’ve come in all of this. Remember Harry’s arrogant demand that the Royal Family apologise and acknowledge their guilt for their treatment. Now we have seen the opposite of it all.
“Pride comes before a fall. The King’s actually stood his ground throughout all of this quite wisely and in the end now it’s Prince Harry who has made a humiliating climbdown.”
Heydel-Mankoo added: “Let’s just put this into everyday human context. Imagine waging war on your family for years, trashing your family and revealing private conversations behind their back to everybody.
“They’re causing your ailing grandmother untold anguish in her final months, undermining, attacking your father, humiliating and demeaning his wife at the very most delicate and sensitive moment in their own lives and generally doing everything possible to hog the limelight and cast a shadow over the most important family event for 17 years.”