King Charles has just one demand for 'peace talks' with Harry after Duke left him 'mortally wounded'

Prince Harry and King Charles

King Charles has one demand for Prince Harry ahead of a potential meeting

Oliver Trapnell

By Oliver Trapnell

Published: 22/08/2023

- 13:25

The King and his son are barely on speaking terms but Charles is reported to have time to see Harry in September

King Charles has reportedly set a strict demand ahead of a potential “peace talks” meeting with Prince Harry next month after the Duke of Sussex let slip a number of damning royal insights.

Despite the relationship between father and son wearing thin in recent months, the King and the Duke are expected to have a brief crossing of paths while Harry is in Germany for the Invictus Games.

A meeting between the pair would mark the first time they have seen each other since Charles’s Coronation back in May and the first personal interaction since the release of Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ in January.

Meghan Markle has not been tipped to attend the talks but is set to attend the Invictus Games, taking place in Dusseldorf, with Harry.

King Charles stands with his hands behind his back

KIng Charles has been tipped to meet with Harry in September


According to a source, Charles has remained “mortally wounded” by Harry and has demanded that his son not discuss “private family business” in the future.

“The King loves his son very much but he has been mortally wounded by what he has done,” an insider told OK!.

“He will always be there for him but draws the line at public slanging matches.

“If the talks take place, the King will make it very clear that there will be absolutely no private family business discussed in public moving forward.”


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, Bath, for the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, Bath, for the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018PA

An exact date for the meeting is yet to be officially announced but it is understood the King will have a few days to spare between a trip to Balmoral and a planned trip to France on September 20.

The Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded servicemen and women, is due to have its closing ceremony on September 16.

“King Charles is due to return to London from Balmoral in the middle of September which ties in with the end of Harry’s Invictus Games trip to Dusseldorf,” a source told OK! magazine.

“The King has a rescheduled official visit to France on September 20 so has a few days to spare in London to meet with his son.

Harry attending the Invictus Games 2022

Harry at the Invictus Games 2022


“Staff are trying to fine-tune the details as we speak.”

However, sources inside Buckingham Palace have reportedly “scoffed” at the idea that the pair will reunite physically, according to The Independent.

During the closing ceremony of the games, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to put on a united front, with Harry giving a goodbye speech to the hosting Merkur Spiel-Arena.

Meghan is also tipped to have a role as she will host the 'Lifestories Scene' segment, which sheds light on the bravery and resilience of the competing servicemen and women.

Organisers told The Telegraph that her speech is expected to be a “poignant” contribution and will act as a testament to the event’s ability to transform lives.

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