Royal Family Secrets Reveal Why Prince Charles Has Always Hated His Father


royal family secrets reveal why Prince

Charles has always hated his father so

much is said about Prince Charles and

his relationship with his mother Queen

Elizabeth but not as much is said about

how Charles gets along with his father

Prince Philip and while they appear to

be close today the relationship between

the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of

Wales has a long history of being

distant difficult and contentious we

take a long look back at what has shaped

this relationship and caused Prince

Charles to constantly feud with his

father for starters they're very

different both Prince Charles and his

father have openly recognized how their

different personalities have shaped

their difficult relationship

Charles has referred to the relationship

as cold and has said that he even felt

bullied by his father at times more on

that a little later what Prince Philip

has said when Prince Philip spoke to

royal biographer Giles brand Roth in

2016 he explained that his and his son's

personal characters were so different

that they could never grow close he's a

romantic and I'm a pragmatist that means

we do see things differently Prince

Philip reportedly said and because I

don't see things as a romantic would I'm

unfeeling Philips childhood says a lot a

main reason for understanding why Prince

Philip his well the way he is is to

understand his rough childhood he spent

time moving between countries as a

refugee and would stay with relatives or

friends during boarding school holidays

because he lacked an established home

while he grew from that to be confident

and driven it is also what made him a

much more stoic individual Philips own

mother and father

a wandering childhood has a lot to do

with Prince Philip's own parents his

mother Princess Alice of Battenberg

spent portions of Philips childhood in

an insane asylum due to schizophrenia

that made her hear voices they were kept

apart mostly until Philip was in his

twenties when they had to reunite for a

family funeral his father Prince Andrew

was allegedly away in France with his

mistress while Alice was committed

leaving Philip without a father figure

the rest of Philips family tragedy

struck the Dukes family in 1937 when his

older sister Cecilia died in a plane

crash at the age of 20

while this offered Philip the

opportunity to see his mother he was

said to attend the Royal Naval College

and couldn't stay with her he was 16 at

this point and had spent the bulk of his

life on his own without much emotional

support which surely shaped him as a

father how this shapes his relationship

with the Queen

despite his rough upbringing Prince

Philip has found a long-lasting

relationship with his wife Queen

Elizabeth although it should be

recognised that the two are no

lovey-dovey pair the non romantic is

never seen holding his wife's hand in

public although he has in recent years

been seen giving her a helping hand

their relationship has allegedly been

based on Philips ability to make

Elizabeth laugh and not dwelling on his

lack of Romanticism the difficulties for

Prince Charles Prince Philip's tough

exterior made things difficult for a

young Prince Charles who is more the

sensitive type part of the trouble came

when the heir apparent was sent to the

Scottish all-boys school Gordon stone at

the insistence of his father it's

believed that Prince Philip sent Prince

Charles to his alma mater because he

wanted his son to have the same positive

experience he did instead Charles was

reportedly bullied and alone which

possibly added to growing resentment

towards his father picking favorites

what probably made this father-son

dynamic even more strained was Prince

Philip's relationship with Prince

Charles younger siblings Philip

allegedly picked favorites and Princess

Anne and his youngest son Prince Edward

both shared the Dukes tougher

personality and dry wit characteristics

that were the opposite Charles nature

Queen Elizabeth reportedly has always

had a soft spot for Prince Andrew how

Prince Charles and his father

communicated communication is at the

forefront of this father-son duo

allegedly when Prince Philip wanted to

discuss something with his oldest son he

would write him a handwritten letter

there were no heart-to-heart

conversations for Philip whose father

was never around this might have been a

more comfortable means of communication

for Prince Charles it probably added to

his feelings of isolation why the Queen

draws more iron as we stated in the

beginning most of the attention is

placed on Prince Charles relationship


mother not his father this is especially

true since his siblings have argued that

his portrayal of Queen Elizabeth as a

cold unfeeling mother is completely

false keep in mind that Elizabeth was

crowned Queen not long after Charles was

born and she spent a lot of his youth

tending to more royal duties

it's possible that Charles took this

much more to heart when it came to

marriage it's no secret that Prince

Charles relationship with Princess Diana

was tumultuous even before they got

married but was that because he was

forced into it Charles has said that his

parents all been bullied him into

proposing to her Prince Philip allegedly

told his son and a handwritten letter no

less that he needed to either get

married stop seeing Diana all together

when it came to divorce as detached as

Prince Philip has been portrayed he

allegedly tried to help both Charles and

Diana out after they divorced according

to a report in the independent the Duke

spent time talking to both parties in

the hope the pair would reconcile he

even reportedly tried to give Prince

Charles marital advice but he was only

met with disdain how this shaped Charles

as a father it's possible that a hard

relationship with his own father plus a

more sensitive disposition shaped Prince

Charles into the father he became

despite playing second fiddle to

Princess Diana's glowing persona he was

reportedly a very hands-on dad when he

raised Princes William and Harry Charles

is also credited with making a huge

effort to be home from royal duties to

see his sons after Diana died how the

relationship has evolved this late in

life Prince Philip and Prince Charles

will surely never make up for all the

times they could have gotten closer when

Charles was a young boy however the two

do seem to be on better terms in their

latter years Prince Philip was

reportedly very appreciative when Prince

Charles organized a party for the

Queen's 90th birthday and made a point

of complimenting him on the event

success next what does the next

generation think Philip with his

grandchildren and great-grandchildren

however stoic he may have been as a

father Prince Philip certainly seems to

be a much more fun-loving as a grandpa

there's a plethora of photos from over

the years showing him

with his grandkids whether it's with

William and Harry or with his

granddaughters princesses Beatrice and

Eugenie and also appears to be quite

fond of Prince George and Princess

Charlotte which surely makes their

grandfather Prince Charles very happy