Prince Charles was once accused of being overprotective towards Prince William by Prince Philip.

Years ago, the future king reportedly got into a fight with Prince Edward after the former found out that the latter’s media company, Ardent, followed Prince William as he was studying at the University of St. Andrews.

In 2001, Prince Charles urged the media to give his eldest son the privacy that he deserves. And since Prince Edward breached his brother’s agreement with the press, Prince Charles couldn’t help but get mad at his brother.

Royal author Penny Junor detailed in “The Firm” how Prince Charles’ reaction to the matter angered some members of the royal family, including Prince Philip.

“The story blew up into a major attack on Prince Edward and his competence as a filmmaker and ran for some days. Then a further report claimed that Prince Philip, in support of his youngest son, thought William was being ‘overprotected’ by his father and that he had ‘overreacted’ to the Ardent film crew,” Junor said.

Prince Philip also released a statement regarding the issue where he said that the allegations against him are untrue. The strongly-worded public statement proved how supportive and close Prince Philip was to Prince Edward. But the same cannot be said about his relationship with Prince Charles.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles wasn’t the only member of the royal family who was overprotective towards his children. Years ago, Kate Middleton also displayed her overprotective side after the birth of Princess Charlotte.

After the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out of St. Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo Wing to introduce Princess Charlotte to the world, Middleton was spotted mouthing some words to her husband.

A royal expert revealed that the mom of three told Prince William at that time that Princess Charlotte must be feeling cold and they should take her inside. However, the second in line to the throne assured his wife that their daughter is fine.

Prince Charles, Prince Philip
Princes Charles, Philip is greeted by his son Prince Charles, Prince of Wales as she arrives at the funeral service of Patricia Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge on June 27, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Matt Dunham-WPA Pool