Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William
Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William pose for a photo with members of the Military Wives Choir at the Business in the Community (BITC) 2014 Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner at the Royal Albert Hall on July 8, 2014 in London. Getty Images/Dominic Lipinski

Prince Charles was wary of his sons Prince William and Prince Harry at one point for asking something from him that he didn’t want to give.

According to Katie Nicholl in her book “Harry: Life, Loss and Love,” the Prince of Wales wasn’t very enthusiastic when he learned that the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex were planning to have their own office separate from their father’s. Prince William and Prince Harry were already discussing setting up their own charitable forum, but their dad wasn’t prepared for it.

“Charles was initially wary of his sons having their own office,” Nicholl wrote.

“Charles resisted the idea of the boys having their own office for quite a time because he didn’t want them to deal with public life too early,” she continued.

It’s important to note that the future king got his own office when he was their age.

Prince William and Prince Harry’s decision eventually prevailed and they were able to own a separate office with their own staff when they were just 26 and 23 years old, respectively. However, Queen Elizabeth II had an order that they had to follow.

“The Queen insisted that when the princes’ office was set up in January 2009, her trusted aide Sir David Manning was to be a part of it,” Nicholl added.

Manning was a former British Ambassador to the United States and the Queen gave him permission to intervene with the princes’ decisions whenever necessary.

Prince Harry went against Prince Charles’ wishes when he set his own charity, the Sentebale foundation, in 2006. The charity aims to help children and young people affected with HIV in African countries including Lesotho and Botswana.

Prince Charles was reportedly against his sons establishing their own charities before they graduate or complete their military training. The Duke of Sussex assured his dad that he could do both.

Prince Charles and Prince William also had an argument when Kate Middleton’s husband decided to go backpacking for his gap year. The heir was not supportive of the idea but the Duke of Cambridge just won’t back down. Eventually, Prince Charles agreed and told Prince William that his gap year should be “vocational, educational and safe.”