KEY POINTS

  • Prince Charles doesn't want to lose Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 
  • Prince Charles believes that the Sussexes are beneficial to the monarchy
  • Prince Charles thinks it's an utter tragedy to lose Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 

Prince Charles is reportedly sad over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back from their royal duties.

A senior palace source told Daily Mirror that the Prince of Wales has a genuine fear that the announcement could be the beginning of the end for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which would be an utter tragedy.

“Charles has implored everyone to work together to bring them back into the fold before it is too late, as he realizes the benefits they have as a couple and indeed for the popularity of the monarchy across the world. The message is clear: the stakes are too high to lose one of the family’s greatest assets,” the source said.

The source also revealed that Prince Charles previously spoke with Prince William and Prince Harry over their plans, which have already been approved by Queen Elizabeth.

“That William and Kate will be primed and ready to carry on the long-held traditions of the family, while Meghan and Harry will be able to spread their wings and have a far more fluid role,” the source said.

The source added that Prince William and Prince Harry seemed to agree with the plan when they first talked about it. In fact, even after they had a falling out last year, they were still committed to making things work for everyone.

However, Prince Harry and Markle’s sudden decision and their desire to break away from the royal family has caused great alarm within the British clan.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles is expected to reunite with his sons on Monday for a meeting with Her Majesty. A source told People that the main agenda for the meeting is for the royal family to talk things through before the Sussexes embark on their plans.

The next steps for all the parties involved will also be agreed upon at the meeting. Markle, who is Canada, will be participating via a phone call.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince Charles Meghan Markle practices yoga and has inspired Prince Harry and Prince Charles in very Markle, Princes Harry, Charles attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom. Photo: Getty Images/Chris Jackson