Prince Harry to call King Charles in birthday olive branch after invitation spat

Prince Harry and King Charles

Prince Harry to call King Charles in birthday olive branch after invitation spat

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 14/11/2023

- 10:50

The monarch is celebrating his 75th birthday today

Prince Harry will call King Charles today on his 75th birthday, just one week after the duke confirmed he was not invited to his father's birthday party.

The King will be celebrating his milestone birthday with friends and family this evening at a private dinner in Clarence House.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were initially reported to have been invited to this party by The Sunday Times.

However, the couple's spokesperson refuted these initial reports.

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In a statement, Harry and Meghan's spokesperson said: “In response to UK media headlines, there has been no contact regarding an invitation to His Majesty’s upcoming birthday.

“It is disappointing the Sunday Times has misreported this story.”

A source also claimed that neither King Charles nor anyone else from Buckingham Palace had “reached out” to the couple.

However, it has now been reported that Prince Harry will call his father today from his home in Montecito.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live in Montecito


Well-placed sources told the BBC that the Duke of Sussex intends to wish his father a happy birthday, despite not being able to attend the private party.​

During today's festivities, the King will host a reception for NHS nurses and midwives.

To celebrate his birthday milestone, ceremonial gun salutes will mark the day, including at the Tower of London.

On Monday, the King celebrated his 75th birthday with other people of the same age, who were invited to a party at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry could be calling his father today


King Charles will officially launch the Coronation Food Project with Queen Camilla today.

This project aims to bridge the gap between food waste and food needs.

The royal couple will also visit a surplus food distribution centre outside London.

There they will meet staff and volunteers to hear about how food waste can be better utilised.

GB News reached out to Buckingham Palace and a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment.

Buckingham Palace has declined to comment.

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