Prince Philip has at all times been a reasonably pragmatic particular person and at all times wished his personal son to be the identical means but, Prince Charles was at all times the exact opposite.
While the prince beloved his first born dearly, he had no persistence together with his “soul-searching” romantic angle and wished him to “toughen up” so tha the might deal with life’s troubles.
Royal writer Penny Junor touched on Prince Philip’s character in his ebook Diana: Story of a Princess and defined how, “Prince Philip is bluff, outspoken, hearty, tough, and something of a bully.”
“He has no patience with his eldest son’s soul-searching. Sensitivity is not one of the qualities he expects in a man, and although he undoubtedly has great affection for Prince Charles, he has spent a lifetime criticizing him and quietly undermining his self-esteem.”
Prince Philip’s ideas on Prince Charles’s ‘softness’ was no secret within the royal fold. Even the prince’s cousin Countess Mountbatten informed Daily Mail, “A resilient character such as Philip, toughened by the slings and arrows of life, who sees being tough as a necessity for survival, want[ed] to toughen up his son.”
In doing so he enrolled the younger prince in his alma mater college, Gordonstoun however Prince Charles discovered it to be a “prison sentence” crafted to change into his “absolute hell.”