Prince Charles' recent praise for his son Harry and his campaigning for the environment was a “peace offering”, an expert has claimed.
The 73-year-old Prince of Wales made positive noises about Harry's climate change work during an interview with Newsweek earlier this week.
He told the outlet that he was “proud” of the work of both Prince Harry and brother William. And royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti ha said that this was an olive branch of sorts to the estranged royal.
He told US Magazine: “That’s certainly a shift from what the Queen did. She has now twice made speeches where she mentioned the environment and the work that her husband Prince Philip had done, and the work that her son Prince Charles and his son Prince William have continued to do.
“But she didn’t mention Prince Harry once in either of those speeches.
“Charles has made a point of mentioning both his sons.
“So, I think that’s perhaps a peace offering, let’s say in the court of public opinion, played out in a magazine, which appears to be the way that Meghan and Harry like to do things."
Mr Sacerdoti, who is also a campaigner in the fight against global antisemitism, added: “So in a sense, he’s making a peace offering, and he is doing it on their turf. That is, to say, in the public gaze.”
In the last 12 months, Prince Harry has been vocal about fighting climate change – which is also a big passion for his father, too.
He said, during his Apple TV+ special The Me You Can't See: A Path Forward, that it was “pretty depressing” that children were growing up in a world where their home country was “either on fire or underwater”.
And he reiterated those comments during the controversial Oprah interview, too.
He said: “Climate change is really playing a huge part in this as well as social media, and we just don't – well, I mean, I know lots of people out there are doing as best they can to try and fix these issues – but that whole sort of analogy of walking into the bathroom with a mop when the bath is over-flooding, rather than just turning the tap off.
“Are we supposed to accept that these problems are just going to grow and grow and grow and then we're going to have to adapt to them and build the resilience amongst the next generation and the next generation and the next generation?”
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