Dominic West, known for portraying King Charles in Netflix’s acclaimed series “The Crown,” opened up about his once-close relationship with Prince Harry and how it unfortunately dwindled. In a candid interview on Times Radio’s Sunday Morning, West, 54, admitted to a fallout with the king’s younger son, as reported by Us Weekly.
Reflecting on the cause of their estrangement, West said, “We sort of [lost touch because] I said too much in a press conference, and so, we didn’t speak after that.” The actor was pressed for details by presenter Kate McCann, leading him to allude to his over-sharing at a 2014 press conference.
West recounted, “I think I was asked what we did, [and] what we did to celebrate when we got there and [I] probably said too much.” This incident seemingly marked the end of their camaraderie, which had flourished a year earlier during the 2013 Walking With the Wounded charity event. This event, which involved a trek with injured veterans through Antarctica, had brought them closer.
During that time, West had praised Prince Harry’s contribution to the team, particularly highlighting his skills in constructing latrines. He fondly remembered Harry’s inventive approach, creating a wind-resistant structure complete with a toilet roll holder.
Joining “The Crown” cast in 2022, West expressed regret that their friendship ended over a decade ago, which left him without the opportunity to seek Prince Harry’s insights on playing the role of Charles. This revelation adds a layer of complexity to West’s portrayal of the royal figure, as he navigates the role without the personal connection he once shared with the royal family.