Prince Harry drama has brought William and Charles 'closer than ever' as 'useful allies'

King Charles and Prince William
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Prince William and King Charles have grown closer following Prince Harry's Royal departure, insiders claim.

His Majesty, at the age of 75, reportedly considers his firstborn as a "useful ally" in navigating daily Royal challenges ever since he ascended to the throne. These include managing the fallout from Prince Harry's explosive TV interviews and memoir, 'Spare'.

Plus, Charles has become an instrumental figure stepping up for his father while he undergoes treatment for cancer.

Previously, it was rumoured that the widespread media focus on William and Kate, the Princess of Wales, may have triggered feelings of frustration, even jealousy, in Charles - leading to some comparing the situation to a "green-eyed monster". However, insiders strongly debunk this now.

King Charles and Prince William
King Charles and Prince William are believed to be closer than ever -Credit:Getty Images

As one source explained to The Times: "If there ever was a green-eyed monster or a sense of rivalry between the two, that's a chapter of the past. The King sees his son as a useful ally on family matters and increasingly in discharging the duties of nation and state."

Further adding to this, an insider close to William disclosed to the same publication that the Prince of Wales "wants to support his father", particularly during this challenging period with "everything the King is going through with his treatment".

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Prince Harry is believed to be estranged from his father and brother -Credit:Getty Images for Invictus Games
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Prince William and Prince Harry's relationship has become strained over recent years -Credit:No credit

Recently, King Charles and Prince William were seen working together at the D-Day commemorations in Normandy. Despite undergoing cancer treatment, King Charles delivered a moving speech praising the veterans of the Second World War.

However, Prince Harry was noticeably absent from the ceremony.

Royal historian Dr Tessa Dunlop believes that Harry would have felt a sense of sadness watching the events unfold from across the Atlantic.

Speaking to the Mirror, she said: "For the Duke of Sussex, looking on from the other side of the Atlantic, there will be some sadness. War is raging in the East of Europe right now and the Duke knows his presence not only captures headlines and boosts the Sussex brand, but helps tie war stories from the past to those in the present day. Likewise it is a loss for the Royal Family.

"The ageing King and Camilla with dutiful William know the drill but lack the pizzazz and lived frontline experience that these events thrive on."