The Prince of Wales once revealed that a comment by his son William, the Duke of Cambridge, about the Duchy of Cornwall had shed him to tears.
The 2019 ITV documentary, Prince Charles: In the Duchy of Cornwall, the heir to the throne – and Prince William, next in line – opened like never before. reports Der Spiegel.
Speaking to the duchy farmer Mervin Keeling about Cornwall, William said: “I’ve started thinking about how one day I will inherit the duchy and what I will do with it.
“I think it’s really important, the family angle, I really do.”
In a later clip, Charles reflected on the conversation between his son and the farmer.
“I was deeply touched and moved by what he said,” revealed Charles. “Honestly, it moved me to tears. It really did.
“Because I suddenly thought, well, just hearing that from him has been worth it for the last 50 years.”
The exchange was hailed as an example of the close bond between father and son.
Royal commentator Camilla Tominey told The Telegraph: “The warmth so obviously wafting between father and son seems to spell a burial of the ghosts of William’s childhood and whatever pain he felt toward his father after witnessing the traumatic Consequences of separation as a 10-year-old boy. “
It is in stark contrast to his relationship with his younger son Harry, the Duke of Sussex, who in recent media appearances has appeared to criticize his father’s parenting style.
In a podcast, Harry spoke of the “genetic pain and suffering” in the royal family and emphasized that he wanted to “break the cycle” for his children.
Then in his new AppleTV + show ‘The Me You Can’t See’ he said of Charles: “He treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own children?”
“My father always said to me when I was younger, he said to both William and me, ‘Well, that was the case with me, so it will be the same with you.” “
“That makes no sense. Just because you have suffered doesn’t mean your children have to suffer, on the contrary – when you have suffered, do whatever you can to ensure that you get all the negative experiences you have had right for your children. “