Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles didn't have a warm and cozy relationship as a mother and son.

Netflix's documentary "The Royal House of Windsor," featured the Queen and Prince of Wales' relationship as the latter grow up. According to royal author Penny Junor, the pair didn't have the time to bond just like regular parents and children do.

"The Queen, to be fair to her, was being Queen," Junor explained (as quoted by Express). "For most of Charles' childhood and the rest of his life, she was on a pedestal and he did not have a warm and cosy relationship with his mother."

Queen Elizabeth II took over the throne in 1953 after King George VI's sudden death. The monarch was immediately thrust into royal duties as the Queen of England and Head of the Commonwealth. So, she was not there for her eldest son the majority of the time.

Prince Charles reportedly grew up in the care of his nannies and palace staffers. Since Queen Elizabeth was always away, the Queen Mother helped raise the Prince of Wales. This explains why Prince Charles has a more special bond to his grandmother than his own mom.

When the Queen Mother passed away, the future king revealed that she meant everything to him. He also recalled their fun times together.

"And I had dreaded, dreaded this moment. Above all, she saw the funny side in everything and we laughed until we cried. And oh, how I shall miss those laughs," Prince Charles said.

To make the matter worse, Prince Charles has a rocky relationship with his father, too. According to Junor, the Duke of Edinburgh wanted a real man for a son, but he got a "sensitive child."

"I think what Prince Philip wanted in a son was a man in his own image. A man's man, a rough tough outdoorsy real alpha male," Junor said. "And what he got in Charles was a really sensitive child."  

According to Tom Bower, in his book "The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles," Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip don't trust Prince Charles' leadership skills. In fact, they wanted to live longer to keep the Prince of Wales from the throne. This would mean that Prince Charles would "have little opportunity to damage the monarchy."