King Charles spending 'much more time' with beloved grandchildren George, Charlotte and Louis

King Charles and Prince Louis

King Charles spending 'much more time' with George, Charlotte and Louis

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin


Published: 19/11/2023

- 11:38

The King has five grandchildren through Prince William and Prince Harry

King Charles is spending "much more time" with his beloved grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, a royal source has claimed.

After Prince William spoke out in 2018 about his father not seeing his grandchildren enough, it seems the monarch is now fully invested in the three Wales children.


King Charles has been spending more time in Windsor Castle than he did as the Prince of Wales, meaning that Princess Kate and William are only down the road at Adelaide Cottage.

A source said: "Charles wants to spend more time with his grandchildren.

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"There's so much love there.

"Before, they were miles away from the Waleses but geographically they are now much closer so he can spend more time with them, and he's very glad [of it]."

The Prince of Wales spoke in 2018 about whether his father has time to be a grandfather: "It's something I'm working more heavily on, put it that way.

"I think he does have time for it, but I would like him to have more time with the children.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at Trooping the Colour

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"Now he's reached his 70th year it's a perfect time to consolidate a little bit because, as most families would do, you are worried about having them around and making sure their health's OK – and he's the fittest man I know but, equally, I want him to be fit until he's 95.

"So having more time with him at home would be lovely, and being able to play around with the grandchildren.

"Because when he's there, he's brilliant. But we need him there as much as possible."

A source also told The Mail: "His habits are that he heads to Highgrove [in Gloucestershire] for the weekend and will stop at Windsor on Fridays.

Princess Charlotte and Princess Kate

Princess Charlotte and Princ Louis with their parents at the Coronation

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A previous image of Prince George and Prince Louis wearing shorts

The Wales family live in Adelaide Cottage

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"Obviously, that makes it more possible to see his grandchildren, with whom he has an incredibly warm and fond relationship."

King Charles has two other grandchildren through his second son, Prince Harry.

However, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two, both live in the United States, meaning limited time can be spent with their grandfather.

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