PRINCE Charles has shared a video message with a sweet snap of the Queen, William and George behind him – but not Prince Harry.
Charles, 72, gave a video message of support to an Australian charity from his office, with a single framed photo of himself and members of the Royal Family in the shot.
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Charles spoke to the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees conference in Adelaide in a pre-recorded video.
The Prince of Wales has been seen taking video calls from his offices at Birkhall or Highgrove during the pandemic.
Often a collection of family photos are seen behind him, including pictures of Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, with their son Archie.
Today, however, the Sussexes and their son were absent from the photo positioned behind Charles.
Charles appeared before the same backdrop in a video message for the Queen's Green Canopy released yesterday.
The relationship between Charles and Harry has been strained since Megxit.
Harry blasted Charles's parenting and said he moved to California to "break the cycle of pain" for his wife Meghan in an explosive podcast chat last week.
Harry claimed his dad “suffered” due to his upbringing by the Queen and Philip, then “treated me the way he was treated”.
Harry spoke about his mental health struggles in a brutally frank, and profanity-laden, chat with US podcast host Dax Shepard.
He also claimed that he was told “you need help” while he was growing up but rejected it, saying: “There is nothing wrong with me.”
Only weeks after telling Oprah Winfrey in a bombshell interview that his dad was “trapped”, Harry again opened up about their father-son relationship.
He said on the “Armchair Expert” podcast: “I verbalise it, which is, ‘Isn’t life about breaking the cycle’?
"There’s no blame, I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody.
“But certainly when it comes to parenting, if I have experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering perhaps my father or my parents suffered, I’m gonna make sure that I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
“There is a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway. As parents we should be doing the most that we can to say, ‘You know what, that happened to me, I’m gonna make sure that’s not going to happen to you’.”
Meghan is expecting a daughter — the couple’s second child — this summer with the family now settling in to their new life in California.
Speaking about the parental differences between him and Charles, Harry said: “It’s really hard to do but for me it comes down to awareness.
“I never saw it, I never knew about it, then suddenly I started to piece it all together and go, ‘OK, so, this is where he went to school, this is what happened’.
"I know this bit about his life, I also know that’s connected to his parents, so that means that he is treating me the way that he was treated.
“Which means, ‘How can I change that for my own kids’? And well, here I am, I have now moved my whole family to the US.
“That wasn’t the plan, do you know what I mean? But sometimes you have got to make decisions and put your family first and your mental health first.”
His comments came just two months after telling Oprah Winfrey he was "disappointed" in his dad, who he claimed had cut him off financially and refused to take his calls.
According to The Times, Charles is understood to feel bewildered that he has been criticised yet again by Harry.
Charles put on a brave face out and about in Northern Ireland today, wearing a face mask as he arrived at Belfast City Hall.
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