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Prince Charles and Harry are talking again, but its not all roses

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Prince Charles has not seen his youngest son Prince Harry in almost eight months — but they are back on speaking terms again, multiple sources tell Page Six.

The pair last saw each other in person at Prince Philip’s funeral in April, and Charles — who has spent several days this week in Barbados as it becomes a republic — has yet to meet his granddaughter Lilibet, born in July.

“Charles was hugely hurt when Harry and Meghan just dumped it on the family they were giving up their roles and moving abroad,” a royal insider told Page Six, referring to Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s decision to “quit” the family. “I don’t think [Harry and Charles] talked for a good while, but now the channels of communication are open.”

Still, the insider admitted, “I don’t think it’s all roses. It’s not like they are sitting down for a heart-to-heart on the phone once a week.”

Representatives for Charles, and for Harry and Meghan, did not respond to requests for comment.

As Page Six reported last week, the new book “Brothers and Wives,” by Christoper Andersen, alleges that Charles unwittingly triggered a rift with Harry and Meghan — who is biracial — after asking his wife, Camilla: “What do you think their children’s complexion might be?”

A spokesperson for Charles called the account “fiction.” Harry and Meghan have not commented on it, but a highly-placed source told The Post this week: “I think people, on both sides of the Atlantic, in the family are united in agreeing they don’t want to give this book any more oxygen.”

Harry was brutally honest about his thoughts on his father during his and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.

He claimed that both his brother, William, and dad were trapped because of their roles, and said Charles had left him financially bereft. Financial accounts released this summer showed that the heir to the throne continued to financially support Harry and Meghan after they stepped down as senior members of the royal family — spending $6.3 million on his sons over the past year.

In May, Harry alleged that Charles expected him to “suffer” as he had, adding that he was handed down a “cycle” of “genetic pain and suffering.”

“Just because you suffered, it doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer … That doesn’t make sense,” Harry said on his Apple+ docuseries, “The Me You Can’t See.”

The Mail on Sunday had reported that father and son had planned to have a one-on-one dinner when Harry returned to Britain in June for the unveiling of a statue of his late mother, Princess Diana, but it’s not believed this dinner actually happened.

Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have not been back to the UK together since their exit in March 2020.

As Page Six has reported, the couple and their two children, Lilibet and Archie, will not be joining the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth, for Christmas in the UK.

Another source familiar with the royals’ inner workings said of the decision: “I think the family accept the situation. They’re not annoyed. They’re accepting things for how they are.”

Majesty magazine deputy editor Joe Little told Page Six: “There had been some thought that there might be a memorial service for Prince Philip {Charles’ father, who died in April] toward the end of this year, but that has not happened. This would have given Harry and Meghan a chance to come over.

“Clearly, though, a family Christmas would have been a good way of breaking the ice.”

But 2022 will be a huge year for the family, as palace staff have been finalizing plans for celebrations for the 95-year-old queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, which will include a concert in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

Harry and Markle and their children are expected back for the celebrations. “The Duke loves and admires his grandmother very much,” a family source added.

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