Prince Charles 'deeply shocked & hurt' by Harry and pair have barely spoken in 8 months

PRINCE Charles and son Harry have “barely spoken” in the last eight months and relations between them are “at an all-time low”, The Sun can reveal.

The Prince’s personal attacks against his father since Megxit have forced them apart and left Charles “deeply shocked and hurt”, sources say.

And matters worsened on Sunday when Harry claimed he had raised “concerns” about Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, the Saudi tycoon at the centre of a probe into donations to his father’s charity.

Sources say Charles, 73, is “keeping a dignified silence” amid fears a public spat could damage his reign.

Charles last spoke to his son face to face at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral eight months ago.

It is understood there have been only a few “fraught” phone conversations since Harry and Meghan, 40, quit royal duty to move to the US.

Charles asked Harry to write and his son responded by telling chat show queen Oprah Winfrey he had “literally been cut off financially” — despite his dad giving him £2million in the 2020/21 financial year.

They did not meet in July when Harry was in London for the unveiling of the Diana statue and Charles has still not met his six-month-old granddaughter Lilibet.

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Harry also told a podcast in the US that he moved Stateside to “break the cycle” of “pain” he suffered when he was growing up.

He said of his dad: “He treated me the way he was treated”, a comment also seen as an attack on the Queen and Prince Philip.

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Pals are braced for fresh allegations in Harry’s upcoming autobiography after learning he is researching the life of his mother, Princess Diana, and her bitter and public divorce with Charles.

Sources say Charles previously confronted Harry over whether he had contributed to Meghan’s biography Finding Freedom.

It was reported at the weekend that Harry took a £50,000 donation for his Sentebale charity from Mahfouz in 2013.

Billionaire Mahfouz later donated £1.5million to Charles’s Prince’s Foundation and received an honorary CBE months later. The Charity Commission has launched an investigation.

It comes after the Prince’s right-hand man, Michael Fawcett, quit as chief executive over “cash for honours” allegations.

On Sunday, Harry stated that he had cut ties with Mahfouz because of “concerns over his motives”. In an incendiary statement, he said he had no involvement in what he called the “CBE scandal”.

A friend of the Prince of Wales said: “Charles is deeply shocked and disappointed by Harry’s latest statement which effectively threw his father under the bus.

“There are fears that this episode with Mahfouz could even be a chapter in Harry’s autobiography.

“This attack was more damaging than the swipe at Charles’s parenting skills because this was a challenge to the way he conducts his business which is far more damaging to the future King.

“There is no way for Charles to fight back and defend himself publicly so he keeps a dignified silence.

“These constant barbs about his father from America could be very damaging to his reign. Attempts have been made to clear the air but they have barely spoken since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.”

The friend added: “Charles very much loves his son and he will not be having a pop at Harry in return. It’s that simple. He is not going to join in because loving his son is the thing that matters the most.”

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