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A close friend of Prince Charles has slammedfor publicly criticising the parenting of his father and grandparents the Queen and .
The pal accused the Duke of Sussex, 36, of failing to show compassion for his dad and the Queen following Philip's death as royal aides called on Harry and Meghan to give up their titles.
If the Prince of Wales was an "ordinary" person, he would be a "single parent who's been doing his best for years", the friend claims.
It was the latest barrage of criticism lobbed at Harry following his interview with actor Dax Shepard on the podcast Armchair Expert.
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Harry suggested Charles’ parenting left him with “genetic pain and suffering” and said he wanted to "break the cycle" as he raises his own children with wife Meghan, 39, after quitting as senior royals and leaving the UK for suburban Los Angeles.
Last Friday, dad-of-two Charles, 72, ignored a question about Harry's controversial remarks as he arrived for a visit to a family business in Cardiff.
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One of Charles' close friends, hit out at Harry for again speaking publicly about deeply personal relationships with members of the Royal Family, following his and Meghan's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The pal, who wasn't named, told the"If you follow Harry's logic and treat the Royals just as ordinary people, then the Prince is a single parent who's been doing his best for years.
"Can you imagine how it feels to have that effort judged so harshly, so publicly?
"Harry talks about compassion. But where is the compassion for his father? Where is your compassion for your own family who have just buried a much-loved member?
"And where is your compassion for your grandmother who has just lost the man she's loved all her life?"
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The report claims royal aides have called on Harry and Meghan following the duke's "disgraceful" assault on the Royal Family.
Harry told the podcast his life was “a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo”.
He said: “There is no blame.
“I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
“It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you’.”
He added: “It’s hard to do but for me it comes down to awareness. I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go ‘OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?’
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“And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn’t the plan but sometimes you’ve got to make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first.”
Harry also revealed he did not want to be a working royal as a young man still struggling to cope with the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
He said: “I was in my early 20s and it was a case of, ‘I don’t want this job. I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this.’”
Harry said he feels "different" and "a little bit more free" living in Los Angeles with Meghan, who is pregnant with a baby girl, and their two-year-old son.
He explained: “So living here (in Los Angeles) now I can actually lift my head and I feel different, my shoulders have dropped, so have hers, you can walk around feeling a little bit more free, I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle, I would never have had the chance to do that.”
There were hopes that Harry would begin to patch things up with his dad Charles and brother William when he returned to the UK last month for Philip's funeral.
But royal watchers have speculated the podcast could be a setback towards those efforts, and palace insiders have suggested Harry has done further harm by speaking publicly.
Buckingham Palace insiders were disappointed that Harry's comments overshadowed engagements by William and wife Kate Middleton last Thursday, thereported.
A source said: "It was such a lovely day for the Cambridges. It is a shame that it got usurped by what Harry had to say.
"Nobody is shocked any more. It is more: 'Here we go again'.
"But he should be told that these grievances should be aired in the privacy of your own home. Don't do it publicly in a podcast. Get on with your life."
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