KING Charles offered an olive branch to estranged son Prince Harry by posting a photo of him as a kid on Father’s Day.
The poignant 1997 snap shows the monarch with his two sons William and Harry, as boys of 14 and 12, on the Balmoral estate in Scotland.
King Charles offered an olive branch to Prince Harry by posting photo of him on Father’s Day, claim royal expertsCredit: theroyalfamily/Instagram
The loving trio are completely at ease and enjoying the beautiful scenery together in a hint of happier times, which experts said was designed to send US-based Harry a message.
Royal observer Richard Fitzwilliams told The Sun: “The photograph will evoke bittersweet memories. It is of Charles and both of his sons, when they were young, taken in the countryside.
“The body language of all three is fascinating, Harry has made a discovery which Charles and William are both intrigued by.
“There have been so many problems between the Sussexes and the royal family since.
“In posting this photograph, which captures an enchanting and innocent moment they all once shared, King Charles is surely sending a sensitive message to his wayward son about what really matters and where his real loyalties should lie.
“He is also reminding William on this very special day of how very different things once were between him and Harry. They too, once shared precious family moments! Could they again?”
Charles and Harry are barely on speaking terms after the Prince repeatedly trashed his family and accused them of racism on TV interviews and in his memoir Spare.
The duo did communicate before Harry was invited to the King’s Coronation last month.
But tensions remain high, with The Sun understanding the Prince was “furious” no-one from the Royal Family reached out to him following his “near catastrophic” car prang in New York just weeks ago.
Cops and witnesses played down the incident.
Other snaps also released on the Royal Family Instagram Account included a photo of the King when Prince of Wales with his late father Prince Philip, in old age.
And another showed Queen Camilla with her late father, the war hero Major Bruce Shand, in a garden.
A caption read: “To Dads everywhere, we wish you a very special Father’s Day today.”
Charles and Harry are barely on speaking terms after the Prince repeatedly trashed his familyCredit: AFP
Prince Louis is seen hugging his dad beside Princess Charlotte and Prince George in an adorable Father’s Day snap