LONDON-(MaraviPost)-MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s tell-all documentary has angered palace officials after it “completely undermined” Prince Charles’s recent work and his own upcoming show.
The Queen has also been impacted, a source indicated, as rumours of squabbles between her grandchildren grow. A royal insider told the Sun: “The respect and admiration for the Queen comes because she rises above these sorts of issues. “But the Queen is close to all her grandchildren. Family ties are strong.
Prince Charles’s staff were left dismayed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s ITV documentary, sources have claimed, after it “utterly annihilated” the spotlight on his own film.
Meghan and Prince Harry poured their hearts out in the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, aired on Sunday.
But their confessions over their mental health, fears and struggles have stolen the limelight from other members of the Royal Family undertaking official duties.
A royal source told The Sun: “The Prince of Wales is very busy at the moment touring Japan, including a visit with the Welsh rugby team.
The Queen ‘is close to all her grandchildren’, a source said (Image: GETTY/ITV)
Meghan Markle opened up on her struggle to cope with the media attention as a new mum (Image: ITV)
“But the point is that this whole kerfuffle has completely undermined the work he is doing, just as it undermined the work Prince William and Kate were doing in Pakistan.
“To do it to your brother is one thing.
“To do it to your father and paymaster is a completely different matter altogether.”
Prince William and Kate visited Pakistan last week (Image: GETTY)
Prince Charles left for Japan on Tuesday to witness the historic enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.
The Prince of Wales undertook the solo two-day visit on behalf of the Queen and under the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to celebrate the UK’s ties with the far-east country.
Last week, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, travelled across Pakistan on a complex tour.
Prince William and Kate in Lahore (Image: GETTY)
Prince Charles is undertaking an official visit in Japan (Image: GETTY)
While the five-day journey was branded a success by royal commentators, royal aides were left “baffled and infuriated” when on Friday, at the end of the tour, ITV released two clips promoting Harry and Meghan’s documentary, which diverted the attention of many commentators.
One senior source told the Evening Standard: “This move has certainly overshadowed the Pakistan visit and what has been achieved here during the last few days, as well as a lot of work by an awful lot of dedicated people here on the ground as well as back home for months.”
An unwritten rule in the royal protocol requires members of the family not to overshadow official visits undertaken by more senior royals.
The Royal Family’s family tree (Image: EXPRESS)
But Meghan and Harry’s documentary seems also to have “annihilated” the attention on another royal documentary, which is said to have disappointed staff at Clarence House.
Prince Charles’s 50 years of work on the Duchy of Cornwall are to be celebrated tonight, when ITV will air the first part of a two-hour documentary focused on how he turned the large estate into a profitable and cutting edge business he is very proud of.
In the film, Charles will speak to farmers, show with pride how his defence of organic farming paid off and share emotional moments with Prince William who, one day, will take over the control of the Duchy.
The source added: “This is a documentary about his [Prince Charles] life’s work and it really meant a lot to him.
Prince Charles, Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and the UK’s ambassador to the UK Paul Madden (Image: GETTY)
“It’s been completely and utterly annihilated, all because these two think they’ve reinvented the wheel.”
A source close to the Sussexes claimed earlier this week that Meghan and Harry have “single-handedly modernised” the British monarchy.
Speaking to the CNN, the source also said the palace is “full of people afraid of and inexperienced at how to best help and harness and deploy the value of the royal couple”.
Express.co.uk has contacted Clarence House for a comment.