Prince Harry is not visiting the king in London this time


Prince Harry was in London on Wednesday to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Invictus Games for wounded military veterans, but will not visit his estranged father, King Charles III, or his brother, Prince William, during his visit to London .

As with Harry’s previous visits to the United Kingdom (UK) since he moved to the US in 2020, his three-day visit to the British capital has reignited rumors of any reconciliation with his family.

An end to the royals’ four-year feud seemed possible when Harry traveled from California to the UK in February to visit his father after he was diagnosed with cancer.

This time, however, the palace doors did not open for him.

A spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex, as Harry is also known, said on Wednesday that a meeting between father and son was not possible due to the king’s busy schedule.

“The duke obviously understands his father’s obligations and priorities and hopes to see him again soon.”

However, the 75-year-old king’s diary has been anything but full in recent months as he undergoes chemotherapy.

It is now apparently getting fuller again because he is showing “good progress” in his treatment and is again able to fulfill official public obligations.

Charles was photographed at Buckingham Palace with Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka on Tuesday. Harry, who served in the British Army in Afghanistan, was at that stage present at a meeting about the Invictus Games elsewhere in London.

The king attended the first garden party of the year at the palace on Wednesday with Harry only about 5 km away in the St. Paul’s Cathedral.

This remarkable cathedral is where Charles and Princess Diana, Harry and William’s mother, were married in 1981.

An onlooker told AFP outside the cathedral that Charles was absolutely right to refuse a meeting with Harry.

However, another person said that public opinion about Harry is being distorted by the media.

“At the end of the day, we don’t know if there is any truth in the stuff the media is saying. If it is true, it is sad,” she said.

‘Royal Middle Finger’

Piers Morgan, one of Harry and his wife Meghan’s biggest critics, believes Charles showed his son a “royal middle finger” by not meeting him during his visit to London.

He describes Harry as Charles’ “treacherous younger son”.

“It is clear from the so-called ‘diary issue’ that Charles would rather pierce himself with a rusty sword than meet someone who has brought so much misery to the royal family for many years,” Morgan said in The Sun writing.