Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Biography Standoff Followed by Charles Media Fanfare

Prince Charles was the hero of the British press over the weekend—days after a backlash over reports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were unhappy with the royal response to their Oprah Winfrey tell-all.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do no believe full ownership was taken over the allegations in their bombshell CBS interview in March, according to the biography Finding Freedom written by Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie.

A new epilogue published in People last week quoted a friend of Meghan as saying: "Months later and little accountability has been taken. How can you move forward without that?"

The extract published on Wednesday sparked a royal storm in Britain with media coverage suggesting the couple had criticized Queen Elizabeth II over her famous response to the Oprah interview, in which she said "some recollection may vary."

The book reads: "Those three words, 'recollections may vary,' did not go unnoticed by the couple, who a close source said were 'not surprised' that full ownership was not taken."

On Thursday, co-author Omid Scobie was quick to stress his source was taking aim at the royal institution, rather than Harry's 95-year-old grandmother herself.

However, Prince Charles was one figure prominently criticized in the Oprah interview and in comments by Harry afterwards.

Britain's newspapers over the weekend gave Harry's father and stepmother a round of glowing coverage.

On Friday, The Daily Telegraph ran a flattering profile on Charles' wife Camilla, headlined: "50 years on: How the Duchess of Cornwall finally won over the nation."

Prince Charles and Prince Harry
Prince Charles and Prince Harry attend the "Our Planet" global premiere at the Natural History Museum on April 04, 2019 in London, England. Harry was critical of Charles in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

The U.K. broadsheet noted Camilla, with an approval rating of 36 percent, now polls better in Britain than Harry (31 percent) and Meghan (32 percent).

An anonymous source told the newspaper Camilla would "never forgive" Meghan for "what she's done to the Prince of Wales."

On Saturday The Daily Mail, a newspaper repeatedly criticized by Harry and Meghan, ran a comment piece written by Prince Charles imploring business leaders to tackle climate change.

The article was anchored around wildfires that have ravaged Greece, which was Prince Philip's birthplace.

The prince wrote: "We have been in the 'last chance saloon' for too long already, so if we do not confront the monumental challenge head on—and fast—we and the world as we know it will be done for."

He was, of course, talking about the prospect of climate apocalypse rather than the fate of the royal family.

Following the @UN’s recent stark warnings on global warming, Prince Charles has written exclusively for the Daily Mail—an outlet he trusts—about the fight against climate change and is calling for business leaders to join the battle to “avert catastrophe”.

— Omid Scobie (@scobie) August 21, 2021

The piece earned a wry response from Scobie, another regular critic of The Daily Mail, who described the newspaper as an "outlet he [Charles] trusts."

Both Harry and Meghan have sued the newspaper's sister title, The Mail on Sunday and daily edition was responsible for several famously critical articles.

The Sun on Sunday also ran a story suggesting the queen and her family are getting "lawyered up" and speaking to libel and privacy experts about how to respond to Harry and Meghan.

The piece earned a dismissive response from a royal insider Newsweek spoke to—and the royals also have existing legal representation from Harbottle & Lewis.

The article gives a strong indication the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid will view Prince Harry's upcoming memoir through the prism of his own attacks on the media.