King Charles appears to snub Prince Harry when asked about his son's return to UK

King Charles visited the University of East London on Wednesday
King Charles visited the University of East London on Wednesday
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Svar Nanan-Sen

By Svar Nanan-Sen

Published: 09/02/2023

- 13:20

Prince Harry unleashed several attacks on senior members of the Royal Family last month

King Charles appeared to completely snub Prince Harry when asked by whether his son will return to the Royal Family fold.

During the monarch's visit to the University of East London, he was asked about his son by a student at the university's Stratford campus.

One member of the public asked the King: "Can you bring back Harry?

Charles appeared to mishear the question as he replied: "Who?"

King Charles III and the Queen Consort during a visit to Brick Lane in east London, to meet with charities and businesses in the heart of the British Bangladeshi community, and individuals who were actively involved in the anti-racism movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Picture date: Wednesday February 8, 2023.
King Charles's Coronation will take place in May 2023
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The monarch burst into laughter when he realised that the student had been asking about the Duke of Sussex.

It comes as Prince Harry looks set for crunch talks over whether he and Meghan Markle will attend King Charles's Coronation in May 2023.

The King has asked his close friend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to broker a deal with the Sussexes.

Welby officiated Harry and Meghan's wedding and royal sources told The Telegraph that he is "very close" to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and speaks to them regularly by phone.

Royal Commentator Rafe Heydel-Mankoo told GB News that the Royal Family have previously asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to help make peace with Meghan and Harry.

He said: "It's not the first time that Justin Welby has been drafted in.

"In September he was brought in to try to reconcile things to a degree after the Queen's death.

"However, on this occasion, Prince William seems very resistant and I can totally understand why the logic from Buckingham Palace seems to be that.

"Essentially, not having Harry there is more dangerous than having him there."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attending the Invictus Games athletics events in the Athletics Park, at Zuiderpark the Hague, Netherlands. Picture date: Sunday April 17, 2022.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as working royals in 2020
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Last month, Prince Harry was quizzed on whether he will be present at his father’s coronation during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby.

The presenter asked: “If you are invited to the coronation will you come?”

Prince Harry replied: "There’s a lot that can happen between now and then.”

He added: “But, the door is always open. The ball is in their court.

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