Boris Johnson and Prince Charles’ bad relationship – Rwanda row, cookie joke and tense meeting

The heir to the throne reportedly branded the controversial policy of deporting UK asylum seekers to Rwanda as another blow to their relationship

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Prince Charles and Boris are said to have had a difficult relationship at times

Tensions are reportedly rising between Boris Johnson and Prince Charles – after the heir to the throne reportedly criticized the government’s decision to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda.

But alleged animosity between the pair has been brewing for some time – with sources acknowledging that the Prime Minister and Prince Charles have had a frosty relationship for some time.

It comes after Charles branded the government’s plans to send migrants to Rwanda as “appalling”.

The times Charles is reportedly irritated by Home Office policy as he wants to represent his mother, the Queen, on a trip to the country.

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Prince Charles has criticized Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Rwanda plan

The Prince and Prime Minister will be reunited for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting later this month in Rwanda.

During the trip, the Prince of Wales will meet the Prime Minister at a reception for all Heads of Government at a dinner on behalf of the Queen.

Now we’ve taken a closer look at their relationship — which hasn’t always been smooth sailing.

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Their relationship was said to have been so bad that Boris Johnson reportedly struggled to pay a fitting tribute to the future king in a eulogy after being asked by the BBC.

In the event of his sudden death, the broadcaster instructed the Prime Minister to pay his respects to Prince Charles and Princess Anne in the fall of 2020.

But while he was apparently available to deliver a positive message about Princess Anne, he was reportedly at odds with the Prince of Wales.

The Times says the Prime Minister told aides before the interview he didn’t like Charles and instead cracked a series of jokes – paying tribute to his Duchy Organic biscuits.

He joked that Charles was the “king of cookies” and said he feared he would “take the recipe to his grave.”

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The couple doesn’t always agree



It has been reported that the growing rift between the two men dates back to Mr Johnson’s time as Foreign Secretary.

The PM is said to be very relaxed about punctuality and often keeps people waiting for meetings. Meanwhile, Prince Charles cannot bear the delay.

But Whitehall sources told the Mail that problem has improved – if only because Boris Johnson is now on a rigid schedule for tight security reasons.


It is said that the relationship between the two also soured when Boris Johnson visited the Queen’s private estate in Balmoral.

Each visit is considered a great honor as it provides a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse into the life of the royal family in a more relaxed setting.

But the 2019 visit, at the end of the Queen’s summer break, reportedly did not go as planned after Prince Charles invited the Prime Minister to visit him at his home following a visit to HRH.

According to that postThe Prime Minister’s “shambolic” behavior during the meeting caused Prince Charles’ loyal staff to “raise eyebrows”.

Johnson spoke to the Queen at a reception last October


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A “distracted” Mr Johnson was “clearly not focused” on the upcoming meeting – with courtiers claiming the PM had shown “disrespectful” behaviour.

A source said: “Let’s just say the Prime Minister wasn’t as focused on meeting the Prince of Wales as one might expect.

“The Prince of Wales is used to meeting all sorts of people, but there was definitely a feeling among the aides that during the Birkhall meeting with Boris Johnson he was not treated with the respect he deserved as a high-profile public figure could earn who is very committed to the country.” The prince made no fuss about it, he felt sorry for the employees.

“The next time they met it was kind of naughty. Things have gotten better but they were never what you could call best friends.”

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Reports last week claimed Prince Charles had privately called the policy “appalling”.

A spokesman for the royal family did not dispute his comments – but insisted the Prince of Wales “remains politically neutral”.

A source reportedly overheard Charles, 73, expressing his frustration at politics, telling the newspaper: “He said he was beyond disappointed with politics.

“He said he found the government’s entire approach appalling. It was clear he was not impressed with the direction the government was taking.”

Downing Street tried to downplay the dispute, insisting the PM harbored “great affection and admiration” for the prince.

But it admitted their relationship “hasn’t had the same opportunity to blossom” as that the Prime Minister has with the Queen, who he meets weekly.

That Daily Mail reported that the king may have shown subtle opposition to the Rwanda program the same week it was announced.

In a “carefully worded” April 17 Easter message, he highlighted the “millions of people” who “feel displaced, weary from their journey from troubled places, wounded by the past, fearful of the future — and in need of a welcome, of calm and friendliness”.

In an interview, LBC radio host Nick Ferarri asked the Prime Minister if Prince Charles was wrong to make the alleged comments.

He asked: “Prince Charles says the plan is appalling. Archbishop of Canterbury says it is against God’s judgment. How come you know better than Prince Charles and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Prime Minister?”

Dodging the question, he replied, “I think it’s the government’s job to stop people from breaking the law and to support people who are doing the right thing. This is what we do.”

Mr Johnson’s official spokesman said: “The Prime Minister has nothing but respect and admiration for the Prince of Wales, who has spoken out on a range of issues, not least the environment.”

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