• Actor Dominic West was good friends with Prince Harry
  • These days they are no longer in contact
  • THIS is how West described their fallout

'The Crown' star Dominic West was such a firm friend of his fellow Old Etonian the Duke of Sussex that they trekked to the South Pole together in aid of the charity Walking for the Wounded.

Now, however, West has confirmed that he has been cut off by Prince Harry. 

Dominic might have stepped in it

In any case, Dominic West and Prince Harry are no longer in speaking terms,  and the actor is revealing the reason why. "We sort of [lost touch because] I said too much in a press conference, and so, we didn’t speak after that," the actor explained during the Dec. 24 episode of 'Sunday Morning' on Times Radio, per 'US Weekly.'

West, who plays King Charles III on the Netflix series, was further pressed by host Kate McCann to elaborate more on his broken friendship with the Duke of Sussex.

He explained their falling out occurred a year after they returned from the Walking With the Wounded charity event in 2013 — a trip with injured veterans through Antarctica.

Although West didn’t give too many details about what he said, it was back in 2014 when in a press conference he talked about an expedition through Antarctica with injured military veterans, which the Duke of Sussex was part of. West said that the royal was "very much part of the team."

The charity trek saw servicemen and women skiing across 208 miles of hostile conditions in temperatures that plunged as low as minus 50 degrees.

Some of the team were double amputees and one teammate’s prosthetic legs were used to hold champagne.

He then told reporters that Harry was "a really cool guy". However, he added that the then 29-year-old prince made "eye-wateringly rude jokes" and drank champagne out of a prosthetic leg.

"He seemed to specialize in building latrines," West said at the time. "He built this incredible castellated structure with blocks to keep out the wind and it even had a loo roll holder."

Of using the toilet the prince built, the actor said, "Sitting there, looking at the beautiful view thinking ‘this is a royal flush, in every way.'" Although West was closed to Harry at one point, he was not when playing Prince Charles on the Netflix series therefor didn’t get input from the Duke of Sussex on how to play his father.

According to 'US Weekly', while Harry did not give West notes to play his father, he has seen the show. "It gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that," Harry said on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden' in 2021.

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In January, Harry noted during an appearance on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' that he "fact-checks" the new episodes. "Which, by the way, is another reason why it’s so important that history has it right," Harry added.

In any case, it looks like Dominic West and Prince Harry won't be going back to the Arctic any time soon. But then again, who knows?