Earlier this week, Harry said he severed ties with Saudi billionaire Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz a year before he was presented the CBE by Prince Charles
Image: Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Prince Harry could be in danger of running out of allies if he continues to hurt his family, it’s been warned.
Earlier this week, Harry said he severed ties with Saudi billionaire Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz a year before he was presented the CBE by Prince Charles.
The Duke of Sussex reportedly had “concerns” over the businessman’s ‘motives’ – who is listed as a supporter on The Prince’s Foundation website, donated large sums to restoration projects of particular interest to Charles.
The prince then gave Mr Mahfouz – who denies any wrongdoing – a CBE in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2016, which was not published in the Court Circular.
But Harry’s comments could be seen as “one-upmanship” over his father as the royal rift between the prince and his family continues.
The Mirror’s Royal Editor Russell Myers said: “The Prince of Wales is caught between a rock and a hard place on how to deal with his son after so many recent and often hurtful outbursts towards the rest of his family.
“For while Prince Charles, according to those close to him, still “loves and cares deeply” for Prince Harry, there is a certain unease at how frequently and with such ease he seems to wade into his family’s affairs.
“The family he upped sticks and left behind, if you recall.
SIPA USA/PA Images)
“The latest souring of relations between father and son seems to stem from Harry attempting to claim he raised “concerns” about a Saudi tycoon at the centre of a probe into sizable donations to Charles’s charity.
“This is at odds with Charles, or any of his closest advisors, who appear to have no knowledge of Harry ever mentioning anything of the sort.
“The Harry that presents himself in public, or through his vastly expensive lawyers, is quite different from the one who still engages with his father.
“The danger is he will run out of a number of already dwindling allies in his own family if he doesn’t see the hurt he is causing to others who have maintained a dignified silence.”
AFP via Getty Images)
It is claimed Charles and Harry have had only a few “fraught” conversations on the phone since the Sussexes quit their roles as senior royals and moved to Los Angeles in 2020.
But Harry has been critical of his family in a number of interviews in the US since he and his wife relocated overseas, including the bombshell chat he and Meghan had with Oprah Winfrey.