Why Prince Charles May Be Giving Queen Elizabeth Sleepless Nights

The royal family continues to deal with the repercussions of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made several scandalous claims during the lengthy chat, including accusations of racism, and they denounced the response to Markle's mental health issues. According to royal expert Robert Jobson, Prince Charles has been manning the official response to the ongoing scandal.

Writing for Hello! magazine, Jobson argued that the Prince of Wales has "taken the lead on how the palace has responded," due to the Queen's advanced age and the fact that Prince Philip was in the hospital up until recently (via Cosmopolitan). Jobson reasoned, "The royal family like to do things as a team, and if the team is being trashed, they like to react as a unit and a family." However, according to another commentator, Her Majesty isn't too happy with her son in general.

Queen Elizabeth can't figure Prince Charles out

In new documentary Queen Elizabeth: Love, Honour and Crown, author Clive Irving reveals Queen Elizabeth is "frustrated" and "puzzled" by Prince Charles and has "never really understood him." Queen Elizabeth: Love, Honour and Crown takes an in-depth look at many of the most talked-about stories over the course of Queen Elizabeth's reign. As The Independent reports, Irving — who penned the biography The Last Queen – claimed the Prince of Wales, in spite of being heir to the throne, will "never live up" to the Queen's "sense of duty." 

As a result, Her Majesty is closer to Prince Andrew despite his well-publicized friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and allegations of sexual abuse made against him personally. Prince Andrew resigned from royal duties back in 2019, following a controversial BBC interview that delved into his connection with Epstein. Speaking to the Daily MailIngrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, opined that the two brothers are polar opposites. In fact, Prince William is reportedly the only royal who lives up to the Queen's high standards.