Alan Titchmarsh says he 'feels for' pal Prince Charles after Harry's Oprah chat and praises him as 'hardest working man'

ALAN Titchmarsh has said he "feels for" his pal Prince Charles after Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The telly gardener praised the Prince of Wales as "the hardest working man I know" and said it was "sad" what he had been put through.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all chat with Oprah sparked a royal crisis as several members of the family came under fire.

And Alan, a long-time friend of the royal, stuck up for Charles following the fall-out.

He told The Mirror: "He is an amazing man. I feel for him a lot.

"I think it’s sad he’s had to be put through what he’s been put through, but he’s got enough people, I hope, who value what he does and who can see what he does and can field for him."

He went on: "He’s a man who has dedicated his life to his country, and changed lives – he’s reached the parts that many other organisations can’t reach.

"There are so many young people in Britain who will stand up and tell you what he has done for them. That’s worth listening to."

And speaking to Good Morning Britain today, Alan said: "The work he’s done for this country is self evident and if you look at what he’s achieved during his life we need to value that as well.

"It's very easy to judge other people on their families but as most of us know, we don't know the inside stories so it is far better to judge people as we know them.

"My knowledge of the Prince of Wales is he is the hardest working man I know and he is achieved so much in his life. I value his input into society enormously."

Charles was left "deeply hurt" after Harry claimed his father stopped taking his calls after Megxit and said there was a "lot of hurt" between them.

The Duke of Sussex said he felt "really let down" by his dad, leaving Charles "enormously let down" himself.

Meghan and Harry also told Oprah that a member of the royal family had asked what colour their then unborn son Archie's skin would be.

This was later confirmed not to be the Queen or Prince Philip – but the identity of the 'royal racist' remains unknown.

Harry also claimed that none of his relatives spoke out in support of Meghan following the racism he said she faced in the media.

And Meghan spoke of being suicidal but claimed she received no help after sharing her suffering.

A palace source said that Charles had a "complicated relationship" with William and Harry that was "not straightforward".

But it is believed the prince wants to "mend the broken relationship".

A friend of Charles told the Mail on Sunday: "After much reflection, he realises that nothing good will come of prolonging the fight. He feels it is time to heal."

Buckingham Palace has launched a private investigation into the allegations of racism but said "recollections may vary".


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