KEY POINTS

  • Prince Charles thinks Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should have talked about their issues with them privately, a report says
  • Princes Charles and William reportedly feel that the Sussexes' interview with Oprah Winfrey is only the first of many 
  • Prince Harry's father and brother allegedly feel that they will continue to bash the crown and royals' way of life

Prince Charles is far from happy about son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle speaking out and "trashing" the royal family during their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey Sunday, according to a report.

The Prince of Wales reportedly doesn't approve of how Prince Harry had chosen to handle his issues with their family, which is going public with them. Prince Charles apparently believes that they could have talked about the problems they've encountered within the institution and settled them privately, according to an insider.

"Charles does not agree with Harry trashing his whole family in public," the unnamed source told Us Weekly. "Charles thinks these matters could have easily been addressed in private."

Prince Charles apparently shares the same opinion as eldest son Prince William in that they "feel that this is the first of many interviews coming in the future that will bash the crown and the Royals way of life," the insider added.

During their much-talked-about CBS tell-all, Prince Harry claimed that his father had "stopped taking" his calls after he informed the family about his and Markle's plan to step back as working royals. The Duke of Sussex also said that he was "cut off" financially and had to rely on the inheritance he received from his late mother, Princess Diana, to relocate his family to the U.S.

"I feel really let down, because [Charles has] been through something similar," he explained. "He knows what pain feels like, and [my son] Archie’s his grandson. I will always love him, but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened. And I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship."

Meanwhile, Markle detailed her struggles when she was in the U.K., including not having access to her keys and passport. The duchess also said the intense backlash and the royal family’s lack of effort to defend her from false reports led to her developing suicidal thoughts at one point.

"I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn’t say it, then I would do it," Markle told Winfrey. "I just didn’t want to be alive anymore."

Another bombshell revelation Markle and Prince Harry made during the sit-down was that some members of the royal family were concerned about their first child's complexion. There were allegedly "conversations" about how dark Archie's skin color might be before he was born.

Prince Charles just laughed off Markle's allegations of racism when asked about it following the Oprah interview. He also posed with Black health workers during his visit to an NHS vaccine pop-up clinic at Jesus House, a Black Majority Church in London.

Prince William also addressed the racism claims. "We are very much not a racist family," he told Sky News.

Princes William, Harry, Charles, Meghan Markle Prince William and Prince Harry's personalities are different because the latter is emotional like Meghan Markle. Pictured: Princes William, Harry, Charles Markle as they all attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019. Photo: Getty Images/Richard Pohle/AFP