Royal Experts Claim Prince Charles Was Undermined By His Parents, And That He Has A 'Vulnerable Character'
In 2016, Prince Philip opened up about his relationships with his oldest son to the royal biographer, Gyles Brandreth.
In his interview with Radio Times, Gyles revealed some details of their relationships, including Prince Philip’s comments about Prince Charles. When talking about his son, he said:
He's a romantic, and I'm a pragmatist. That means we do see things differently.
The royal biographer, Penny Junor, claims Prince Charles has a vulnerable character, and that he always felt undermined by his parents.
Penny Junor also stated Prince Charles’ parents were somehow involved in his marriage with Princess Diana.
Reportedly, Prince Charles proposed after he received a letter regarding the necessity to make actions from the Duke of Edinburgh. Nevertheless, Penny Junor believes Philip meant that it wasn't fair to keep the media's attention on Diana if he didn’t plan to build a family with her.
After the divorce, Prince Charles needed someone to support him. Penny said:
He wanted someone to support him, to help him, to be with him, and boost his confidence. And he felt personally responsible for the failure of the marriage.
Nevertheless, Prince Charles loves and respects his parents, and he's grateful for everything they have done for him.