O rei Charles poderia 'eliminar' o Príncipe Harry e Meghan Markle de seus planos com a Família Real

Set 24, 2022 by apost team

Após a morte do Príncipe Philip em abril de 2021, acreditava-se que o Rei Charles III possivelmente planejava deixar de fora um de seus filhos e nora em seus futuros planos monárquicos. Quando a Rainha Elizabeth II ficou viúva, Charles assumiu mais responsabilidade para ajudá-la a aliviar alguns de seus papéis, e foi relatado que seus planos pareciam deixar de fora tanto o Duque quanto a Duquesa de Sussex. Agora que Charles está no topo da família real após o falecimento de sua mãe, ele pode ir adiante com seus planos de reduzir o tamanho da família real.

De acordo com a biógrafa real Angela Levin, Charles planejou "abandonar" o príncipe Harry e Meghan Markle da família real. Durante uma entrevista com talkRADIO em 2021, Levin falou sobre o "plano de longo prazo para reduzir o tamanho da firma". Ela também explicou como Charles e a falecida rainha pareciam ter ideias diferentes sobre o que fazer em relação ao futuro da família real.

"O Príncipe Charles quis durante muito tempo cortar a monarquia para economizar custos e fazer as pessoas valerem o dinheiro que receberam do contribuinte", disse Levin. Ela seguiu com seus próprios pensamentos sobre o que isso significava para os planos futuros de Charles. "Imagino que isso possa ser quando Harry e Meghan forem abandonados de serem membros da família real", disse ela.

Charles e seu filho têm tido um relacionamento difícil ao longo dos anos, especialmente desde que Harry decidiu se retirar da família real para viver nos Estados Unidos com sua esposa. Desde então, o casal teve dois filhos juntos. Embora a rainha e seu filho também tivessem suas diferenças, agora que ele é rei, Charles é quem dita as regras.

A Rift In The Family

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (2022), (Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)

Ever since Harry and Meghan announced their departure from the royal family, rumors abounded that there were tensions in the royal family. That was confirmed after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released their controversial, tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. During the television special, the couple openly criticized the royal family and its culture. They talked about various topics including how some family members worried about the color of their then-unborn son’s skin, Harry’s estrangement from his father and Meghan’s very dark, depressing thoughts.

The relationship between Harry and his father King Charles III hadn't appeared particularly close in the past but the interview all but confirmed it. However, soon after the interview aired, Prince Philip passed away in April 2021. Although it was a time of mourning for the royal family, Philip's funeral, in some ways, was a segue for the family to heal after a tumultuous time. It was also the first time that Harry and his family reunited after his and Meghan's abrupt departure in March 2020.

According to Express UK, Charles was reported to be "very hurt" following the interview in March 2021, and to assuage the hurt and work with the family during the difficult time of the funeral, Harry wrote his father a "deeply personal" letter.

Following the controversial interview with Winfrey, Metro UK reported that Harry's relationship with his father hit "rock bottom" after a "complete communication breakdown." Charles was thought to be "very hurt" after the two-hour special aired, especially because Harry accused Charles of no longer taking his calls. As per the news outlet, sources claim that Harry was "forced to write letters" to his father because of the lack of communication. 


Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2022), (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

In one of the letters, NZ Herald reported that Harry "outlined his reasons for leaving" his position as a senior member of the royal family and added that he would continue to "respect the institution" while living his new life in California. Harry also reached out to his father before he prepared to reunite with his family for the first time since leaving for the US in March 2020. 

Metro UK also reported that a royal source said at the time, "He wrote a deeply personal note to his dad to try and set things straight but tensions are still running high and things haven’t exactly ironed out the way he had hoped." The source continued, "There had been a kind of unspoken agreement between everyone to park whatever has been on each person's mind, and solely concentrate on supporting the Queen ahead of Prince Philip's funeral."

Earlier, "the feeling inside the camp was that it wasn't the time nor the place to go over things, especially at such an emotional time for everybody involved," but later news reports also stated that peace talks between the family members seemed to have begun by the time Harry visited the UK for his grandfather's funeral. 

After the funeral had ended, Harry was seen talking with his brother William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales, which raised hopes that the siblings had finally begun to thaw their frosty relationship. The moment was believed to be the first time the brothers had spoken in person after Harry and Meghan's controversial interview was released.

On The Mend

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry (2021), (Mark Cuthbert-Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)

Following their brief conversation, the brothers met for "peace talks," as reported by the Daily Mail, away from the cameras in Windsor Castle and with the inclusion of their father Charles. About this, a royal insider told Metro UK, "There is no way this is the end of the crisis in their relationships but it’s a good gesture and a nice way to take the first step towards healing."  

After Harry's trip, he returned to California to be reunited with his family, and in June 2021, Meghan gave birth to the couple's daughter Lilibet. Compared with their time as working royals in the UK, the Sussexes have enjoyed a different kind of life in sunny California with their two children. It seems that life in Montecito, California, offers a particular kind of freedom that the couple didn't get when they were still a part of the royal family and lived in the UK.

The family's life there is laid back and Harry and Meghan are able to parent Archie and Lilibet as they wish. In fact, Archie attends a nursery school that offers more than the traditional kinds of teachings — although those are still represented, of course.

British publication The Mirror spoke with a parent of one of the other children who attends the nursery. Unsurprisingly, little Archie seems to garner a lot less attention than he would get if he were to attend an English nursery school. The parent said:

"Harry often drops Archie off and picks him up, and seems like a good dad. All the parents have been laid back in welcoming Harry and Meghan, without making a fuss. And to the other kids, Archie is just one of them. They don't know his parents are royalty, and probably wouldn't care — unless Meghan was a Disney princess."

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2022), (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Harry has taken to fatherhood incredibly well, and he doesn’t just talk about mental health, he practices self-care every chance he gets. The father acknowledges that as busy parents, sometimes caring for your own needs gets lost along the way. "The self-care is the first thing that drops away. I'm happy to admit that — as a husband, as a dad," he said.

Although they aren't in the public eye as much as they once were, the Sussexes do share moments from their life from time to time, including official interviews and projects they've worked on. In 2021, Harry released a TV show with Winfrey titled, “The Me You Can’t See." He later went on to have a book deal of his own, with his first official memoir coming out sometime in fall 2022. Through it all, the Duke of Sussex has been dedicated to breaking stigmas surrounding mental health and providing resources to help as many people as possible.

But while Harry and Meghan were busy living their life in California, the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II brought their strained relationship with the royal family back into question. Alongside mourning the late queen — who reigned for an unprecedented 70 years — the royal family experienced several new changes in the line of succession to the throne and new titles for several royal family members. 

Now that Charles is monarch, it's unclear how secure Harry and Meghan's roles in the royal family will be. A royal commentator revealed, in the wake of Philip's death in 2021, that Charles may have had plans to cut the Sussexes out of the royal family when he became king, despite Elizabeth's wishes.

Charles e a Rainha Elizabeth tinham planos diferentes

Prince Charles, Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry (2018), (Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty images)

Ao contrário de seu filho, a falecida rainha Elizabeth parecia querer manter a família unida, independente do preço que pudesse custar. "Eu acho que o limite exterior, que a Rainha quis manter unida por muito tempo por razões sentimentais, que na sua idade ela não queria realmente uma mudança que eu acho que é compreensível", explicou Levin, em 2021.

Charles e a rainha passaram um tempo juntos após a morte de Philip, nos dias que antecederam a abertura do Parlamento Estadual em 11 de maio de 2021. O evento marca formalmente o início de uma sessão do Parlamento no Reino Unido, e tipicamente inclui um discurso do trono, que foi dado pela rainha. Ela abriu todas as sessões do Parlamento desde que se tornou a rainha, exceto em 1959 e 1963 quando ela estava grávida. Charles acompanhou a rainha durante o evento em 2021, que acabou sendo seu último, já que a falta de saúde a impediu de estar presente na abertura do Parlamento em 2022, que foi aberta por Charles e seu filho, William, Príncipe de Gales, enquanto eles substituíam a rainha.

Falando sobre o futuro papel da rainha em 2021, Levin disse: "Eu acho que, embora ela queira fazer suas tarefas, ela vai se afastar, ainda mais, será muito difícil voltar depois da pandemia e de todo o isolamento". Levin concluiu seus pensamentos sobre o futuro da rainha e seu relacionamento com Charles: "Na verdade, ela será grata por ele estar assumindo, eu imagino, decisões bastante grandes em nome da família real".

Apesar de ter chegado à sua celebração do Jubileu de Platina, a rainha faleceu em 8 de setembro de 2022. Agora que Charles é rei, ele terá o livre reinado para seguir adiante com seus planos de cortar Harry e Meghan, se assim o desejar.

A Relação Conturbada

Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry (2006), (Tim Graham Photo Library/Getty images)

Charles e seu filho Harry tiveram sua justa parcela de altos e baixos em seu relacionamento. Charles ficou supostamente "muito magoado" após a entrevista da Oprah Winfrey de março de 2021, e para aliviar a dor e trabalhar com a família durante o momento difícil do funeral, Harry escreveu ao seu pai uma carta "profundamente pessoal" de acordo com o Express UK.

O Metro UK relatou que o relacionamento de Harry com seu pai bateu no "fundo do poço" após uma "quebra completa de comunicação". A dor de Charles após as duas horas de transmissão especial foi mais profunda especialmente porque Harry acusou Charles de não atender mais suas ligações. De acordo com o noticiário, fontes afirmam que Harry foi "forçado a escrever cartas" para o seu pai por causa da falta de comunicação.

A publicação também relatou que uma fonte real disse: "Ele escreveu uma nota profundamente pessoal para seu pai tentar endireitar as coisas, mas as tensões ainda estão altas e as coisas não saíram exatamente do jeito que ele esperava". A fonte continuou: "Houve uma espécie de acordo não dito entre todos para estacionar o que quer que tenha estado na mente de cada pessoa, e apenas concentrar-se em apoiar a Rainha antes do funeral do Príncipe Philip". Philip foi colocado para descansar no dia 17 de abril de 2021. O funeral de Elizabeth aconteceu em 19 de setembro de 2022, e Harry e Meghan viajaram para o Reino Unido para estar lá com a família real.

O relacionamento rochoso entre pai e filho certamente poderia ter certa influência na decisão final de Charles de incluir seu filho e sua nora em seus planos monárquicos. Harry e seu pai têm um longo caminho a percorrer na reconstrução de seu relacionamento para o futuro da família real.

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry (2018), (Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

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