A royal source revealed on Sunday that King Charles does not have time to meet with Prince Harry on the younger son’s impending visit to the UK.
Prince Harry, 38, will be in London on Thursday for the WellChild Awards, although he will likely not meet Prince William, 41. Next, he’s off to Germany for the Invictus Games, now in their sixth year.
Since the duke and his 42-year-old American actress wife, Meghan Markle, stepped down as working royals in January 2020 and publicly aired their numerous complaints in a bombshell Netflix documentary and Harry’s book, Spare, they have been isolated from the rest of the royal family.
The couple, who have two kids, Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2, were not invited to this year’s summer reunion of the royal family at Balmoral.
Since Harry and Meghan have moved out of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, it is unclear whether or not the palace will provide Harry with lodgings for his brief visit this week.
Shortly after Harry, in a Netflix documentary called “The Heart of Invictus,” criticized the royals for not offering adequate assistance after the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, reports arose that King Charles was regarded as snubbing someone.
Years after seeing tragedy on the front lines in Afghanistan, he bemoaned, “I didn’t have that support system, that network, or that professional guidance to determine what was truly going on with me” in the wake of Diana’s deadly automobile collision.
Harry writes in Spare that he gave Diana’s death news to Charles and that Charles didn’t even embrace him.
He wasn’t excellent at exhibiting emotions under normal conditions; therefore, he certainly wouldn’t have done so under the pressure of a situation like that.
Netflix’s documentary The Heart of Invictus, about injured service members preparing for the 2016 Invictus Games, did not place in the Top 10. The Warrior Games inspired Prince Harry in the United States to create this multi-sport tournament for soldiers and women in 2014.
After giving a speech at Thursday’s WellChild awards, Harry intends to return to Dusseldorf for the games later this month. It marks the evening before the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
Harry was supposed to give the same speech at the same event last year, but he had to skip it because his grandmother fell unwell and passed away, so he traveled to Balmoral instead.
Harry has been a Well Child patron for 15 years, and his support has only increased in the almost four years since he relocated to California.