AceShowbiz - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle face backlash after their phone call to King Charles on his 75th birthday got leaked. A palace insider called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "total hypocrites" for not keeping the phone call under wraps.
"Harry and Meghan fight for privacy when it suits them, and yet the minute Harry gets on the phone to the King, it's in a newspaper," the source told Page Six. However, a Sussex source insisted that the couple wasn't involved in the leak in any way.
The phone call was reportedly the father and son duo's first time speaking to each other again amid their rift. "Of course Harry wants to have a better relationship with Charles. He is his father after all," the source explained.
During the phone call, which was leaked to the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, Meghan allegedly jumped on the call. The pair's two kids Archie and Lilibet were also said to be sending a sweet video message of them singing "Happy Birthday" to their grandfather.
The tension between Harry and Charles got worse after the former released his tell-all book "Spare". In the memoir, Harry made shocking allegations against the British royal family and criticized his stepmother, Queen Camilla.
In other news related to Harry, biographer Omid Scobie claimed that Harry and Prince William's relationship is "beyond repair." The Prince of Wales allegedly "doesn't want to know" his "defector" brother. William said that his brother has become "oh so California" after being "brainwashed by an army of therapists."
As for Harry, he was reportedly "crushed" by his family who didn't update him about his grandmother. Omid added William "refuses to even properly talk with him" but has accepted "things are unlikely to change."
A recent report claimed that King Charles "was extremely busy but is polite and loves his son and his grandchildren, and not so mean that he would not take a call on his birthday." However, the source said that "there is still a long way to go to mend the rift created over many years - and the deeper issues caused by allegations in the Netflix series and 'Spare' are not healed with a phone call."