Prince Charles and Prince Harry's relationship has not suffered in recent months — despite Harry's move to the U.S. and dramatic headlines related to Finding Freedom.
In fact, the pair continue to speak on a weekly basis, and the royal father provides his son with "emotional and financial support," a new report in The Sun says.
Prince Harry-Prince Charles relationship is still "close"
In the report, Prince Charles is described as having been "disappointed and crushed" by revelations in tell-all Harry and Meghan biography, Finding Freedom. "Too many people were criticised and too many people attacked, including William and Kate," a royal insider said of the book (which arrives this Tuesday, Aug. 11).
"Many people have speculated that the book was the end for Harry and Meghan in Britain," they added. However, the Prince of Wales has allowed neither the press nor the contents of Finding Freedom to influence his bond with his son.
"The Prince of Wales has made it clear the door is always open" for Prince Harry to return to the Royal Family, the source said — however unlikely that seems at this time.
Prince Charles backs Harry & Meghan's decisions
As for Charles's financial support of the Duke of Sussex — the report adds that the prince uses his Duchy of Cornwall income to fund Harry and Meghan's security detail in L.A.
These developments between the royal father and son don't come as unexpected news, though. Prince Charles served as a confidant to Harry throughout his decision to step away with Meghan from duties as senior royals. Charles's support of his son's move has roots in his own experience navigating a complicated personal life with the Royal Family, The Sun suggests.
Prince Charles is currently holidaying with Duchess Camilla at Birkhall in Scotland. Harry and Meghan, meanwhile, are pursuing legal action against paparazzi in L.A., while the Duchess of Sussex simultaneously sues the Mail on Sunday in High Court.