King Charles 'too busy' to meet with Prince Harry amid UK return

King Charles 'too busy' to meet with Prince Harry amid UK return

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 29/04/2024

- 17:20

The Duke of Sussex will attend an anniversary service at St Paul's Cathedral next month

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King Charles is "too busy" to meet with Prince Harry amid the Duke of Sussex's UK return, insiders have claimed.

Sources have suggested His Majesty’s diary is "quite busy" next week when the Duke of Sussex flies to the UK to celebrate the Invictus Games's 10-year anniversary.

Prince Harry is due to travel back to London to attend a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games at St Paul’s Cathedral on May 8.

It will be his first visit to the UK since February when he rushed to see the King shortly after his cancer diagnosis.

Prince Harry and King Charles

Prince Harry and King Charles previously met in February


On that occasion, the father and son duo spent half an hour together at Clarence House.

The duke will likely be hoping to see his father again next week.

It is understood that King Charles, 75, will make time to see his youngest son if he can.

But any potential reunion is likely to be brief, as the King’s diary is “quite busy”, sources told The Telegraph.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry is set to attend a service at St Paul's Cathedral next month


On Wednesday, King Charles will have his weekly audience with the Prime Minister before he hopes to attend the first Buckingham Palace garden party of the season.

He is also understood to have various appointments and engagements scheduled for the rest of the week.

The duke revealed in an interview with ABC News that he was "grateful" for the time spent with his father earlier that month, adding: "I’ll stop in and see my family as much as I can."

Harry is unlikely to leave the US before Tuesday as the previous day is Prince Archie’s fifth birthday, which he will want to celebrate with his family.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry attending his father's Coronation in May 2023


The father-of-two missed most of his son’s fourth birthday last year as it fell on the same day as the King’s Coronation.

The reason given for his swift return to the US after the Westminster Abbey ceremony was his desire to kiss his son goodnight on his special day.

It is thought the duke might extend next week’s visit.

He may take the opportunity to schedule meetings with representatives from various UK-based charities, such as WellChild, the Diana Award and Scotty’s Little Soldiers.


Prince William and Prince Harry

William has been in a public feud with his brother Harry for many years


There is no suggestion he will see his brother, Prince William, who is currently in Windsor with his family while the Princess of Wales undergoes a course of chemotherapy.

After Princess Kate released a video message on March 22 revealing that she was undergoing treatment for cancer, the Sussexes made contact with the couple "privately".

They issued a public statement saying: "We wish health and healing for Kate and the family."

The duke is due to give a reading at the Invictus Games service. Later in May, both the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex will fly to Nigeria for a tour in connection with the Invictus Games.

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