Prince Harry warned his 'collapse is yet to come' as Duke misses opportunity to see King Charles again

Prince Harry (left) and Tom Bower (right)

Prince Harry is 'facing collapse', says Tom Bower

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 31/05/2023

- 17:08

Harry is travelling to London next week, but will not see his father

Prince Harry is facing “collapse” as the Duke has “deluded himself into thinking he’s happy”, according to royal biographer Tom Bower.

Harry, 38, is heading to London next week for a trip to the High Court where he will take on Mirror Group Newspapers over allegations of phone hacking.

The Duke will miss the opportunity to use the trip as a means to meet his father, King Charles, as the monarch is preparing to embark on a trip to Romania.

Harry is expected to be making the trip on his own, without the support of his wife, Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry lion s den Tom Bower

GB News presenter Dan Wootton says the lack of support “feels very weird”.

Speaking to royal biographer Tom Bower, he asked whether this is reflective of an individual who is “deeply unhappy”.

Bower said in response: “I have a feeling that he has actually deluded himself that he is happy and the collapse is yet to come.

“It could be really awful for him next week, but the trouble is, if it’s bad for him, it’s bad for the Royal Family too.

King Charles and Prince Harry

King Charles and Prince Harry will not be reuniting next week


“It doesn’t reflect well on his father or any of the rest, that is the tragedy of all of this.”

Harry, who moved to California with Meghan Markle in 2020, made a fleeting return for his father’s Coronation earlier in the month.

The Duke opted to make a swift return to the US after the Westminster Abbey ceremony.

He also made a surprise trip to the UK in late march for a separate phone hacking legal challenge against the Daily Mail.

Bower says he expects Harry’s upcoming UK trip to be a fruitless affair for the Duke.

“He is really walking into a minefield”, he told GB News.

“He is going to do himself enormous damage, but he is so conceited about his importance as a white-charge against the media.

“It is about time this whole circus comes to an end.”

The 38-year-old is set to give evidence at the trial, and he is among a host of high-profile figures alleging unlawful information gathering by Mirror Group Newspapers.

MGN is contesting the claims, arguing some have been brought too late.

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