Prince Charles and Prince William
Many wanted Prince William to be the next king after Queen Elizabeth II instead of Prince Charles. Pictured: Prince William and Prince Charles watch the athletes during the Invictus Games athletics at Lee Valley on Sept. 11, 2014 in London. Getty Images/Chris Jackson


  • King Charles and Prince William prioritize their duties for the monarchy
  • The father and son enjoy a closer bond by talking about the future of the country
  • Tina Brown said King Charles and Prince William got closer after Prince Harry's exit

King Charles and Prince William's relationship has gotten better at present.

The new British monarch and Prince of Wales have been putting up a united front after Queen Elizabeth passed away on Sept. 8. King Charles ascended the throne and made his heir apparent, Prince William, the new Prince of Wales.

The father and son have reportedly grown closer after Prince Harry's exit. Their respective roles have also contributed to their improved relationship.

"Talking about the future of the country and their future roles have strengthened their bond," an anonymous source told People magazine in its cover story for this week, Fox News Digital reported.

English journalist and columnist Tina Brown, the author of "The Palace Papers," shared the same sentiment about King Charles and Prince William's relationship when she was still promoting her book. According to her, Prince Harry's absence brought his father and brother closer.

"Harry going has made them inevitably closer, which is ironic because Charles was much closer to Harry. They had a very warm relationship," Brown told Page Six. "It's very upsetting to Charles apparently. He's been distraught about the fraying of the relationship. He's been very, very sad. He's been very hurt by Harry."

When it comes to their duties, King Charles and Prince William share the same commitment. Both royals have prioritized their duties over anything else.

"He's a very 21st-century royal, [but] he's clearly learned a lot from his father, and he's been coached by his grandmother," Nick Bullen, the True Royalty TV co-founder, told Fox News Digital in 2020 about Prince William.

"So all that heritage still sits with him ... he puts duty first. The crown comes first, but you know, he's married to a woman who is not the classic royal bride. She's from a family upbringing that's much more similar to a lot of ours. And I think that in itself makes him different," he added.

Bullen noted that Kate Middleton's husband's determination to make his own mark started during his childhood years when Princess Diana would take him to visit homeless people.

"His mother had a very clear view of the sort of king she wanted William to be," said Bullen. "From a very early age, he was out visiting the homeless. He saw his mother's work with the disenfranchised. And I think he will be very forward-looking, but with a real sense of duty that goes with the crown."

Though Britons would support it, Prince Charles doesn’t plan to abdicate the throne in favor of Prince William becoming king. The two are pictured with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a 2018 Commonwealth Day reception in London on March 12, 2018. Jeff Spicer-WPA Pool/Getty Images