Prince Charles seems to distance himself from Harry and Meghan at royal outing

Prince Charles appeared to distance himself from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when he appeared at a royal engagement in London yesterday.

The Prince of Wales appeared alongside his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to open the new offices of Meta (formerly Facebook).

The royal couple were given a lengthy tour, met with representatives from charitable foundations and attended Meta's London Social Good Fair.

However, the outing may put Charles at odds with his son and daughter-in-law who have been outspoken in their criticism of Facebook in the past.

In the summer of 2020 the Sussexes openly backed the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign calling for a boycott of Facebook in light of the murder of George Floyd.

Harry and Meghan weren't just supporters of the campaign, they actually personally spoke with business leaders to encourage companies to join the boycott.

A source told Newsweek in June 2020: "As we've been developing Archewell, one of the areas The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been keen to address is online hate speech, and we've been working with civil rights and racial justice groups on it.

"Over the past few weeks, in particular, this issue has become even more vital and they have been working to encourage global CEOs to stand in solidarity with a coalition of civil and racial justice groups like the NAACP, Color of Change and the Anti-Defamation League, which are calling for structural changes to our online world."

This latest possible point of tension between the father and son comes after Harry decided not to attend Prince Philip's memorial service this week.

According to Charles' former butler Grant Harrold, he would have found the move 'disappointing'.

Talking to OK!, he said: "I think part of them, because it's family, will think it's sad he's not there for it. And it's possible they will be disappointed.

"But, at the same time, if there's reasons for it, which we don't know, they wouldn't be disappointed and, if anything, they might saying: 'You do whatever it is what you've got to do'.

"But, if it is a straight, black and white and it's all to do with this security issue then I'm sure there will be a part of a disappointment because they may be saying: 'Is it worth not being there for you grandfather's memorial service over this security issue?'

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