Prince Harry ‘in tears’ after King Charles delivers ‘kick in the teeth’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

 

Prince Harry was dealt a fresh blow not long after it was announced that King Charles would be too busy to see him.

 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry was reportedly left “in tears” after it was announced that his father King Charles is set to bestow a new military honour on Prince William.

Just after the Duke of Sussex’s spokesperson confirmed that Harry would not be seeing the King during his brief trip to the UK, Buckingham Palace revealed that the Prince of Wales would inherit the title of Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps.

A role held by Charles for 31 years, many had initially believed that Harry would one day receive this title, having served with the Air Corps in Afghanistan.

Royal expert Tom Quinn told The Mirror: “King Charles’s announcement that Prince Harry is being stripped of his role as Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps is a real kick in the teeth for the son who always felt marginalised and underrated.

“What makes it much worse is that the role is being given to the very man who Harry sees as the cause of so many of his problems – his brother.

“And the announcement was deliberately made during Harry’s brief visit to the UK to have maximum impact, it shows Harry that he really is no longer welcome.”

Mr Quinn added that Harry was “said to have been in tears” when he heard the news about William’s promotion.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The Duke of Sussex didn’t meet the King after his quick visit to the UK earlier this week, but did pay a visit to him back in February.

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