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Prince Harry sheds light on his feud with Prince William

Prince Harry did not meet with any other members of the royal family citing the monarch's busy schedule

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
The Duke of Sussex has had a rocky bond with his royal relatives, especially his brother Prince William
The Duke of Sussex has had a rocky bond with his royal relatives, especially his brother Prince William

A royal expert has analyzed Prince Harry's recent statement regarding King Charles's absence during his UK visit earlier this month, uncovering a hidden detail that sheds light on his relationship with Prince William. 

Royal historian and author Gareth Russell suggests that the omission of Prince William from the statement offers significant insight into the dynamic between the two brothers.

Prince Harry did not meet with any other members of the royal family, including King Charles, as explained by a spokesperson citing the monarch's busy schedule. However, the statement solely addressed his father, excluding any mention of his brother and sister-in-law, Princess Catherine of Wales.

Speaking to The Sun's Royal Editor Matt Willkinson, Russell claims the fact Prince William wasn't mentioned at all speaks volumes, saying, "That's really interesting. I think it's being picked up on that it almost was just taken as read that this time they wouldn't meet, which in itself, the silence tells its own story, doesn't it, that this time, no one expected the two of them to meet."

Meanwhile, it was revealed Prince Harry was granted a royal request by King Charles ahead of his trip to the UK before 'snubbing' it, according to an expert.

Harry was in his homeland earlier this month when he travelled solo from his home in California to London to attend several events connected to his successful Invictus Games. The Duke of Sussex has had a rocky bond with his royal relatives, especially his brother Prince William, after slamming them in his memoir, Spare, and in his and Meghan Markle's infamous chat with Oprah Winfrey.

However, there had been a glimmer of hope that his relationship with his Charles had been on the road to repair - especially after father and son had a short meeting when the monarch revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer. However, when Harry came to the UK several weeks ago, his spokesperson confirmed he would not be meeting his father, who had a "full programme".

In the latest episode of the podcast The Royals with Roya and Kate, the Sunday Times royal editor Roya Nikkhah says Harry had actually asked if he could stay at a royal residence during his UK trip - a request, which was said to have been granted by his father, but Harry ultimately stayed in a hotel.

She explained: "All the narrative from the moment he touched down and we got that statement from Harry's spokesperson saying it's not possible for Harry to see his father' and 'Harry had said his Pa is too busy to see me," raised eyebrows with her.

"I just thought something didn't feel quite right about this, so I dug away and dug away a bit deeper and found out that actually, Harry had asked if he could stay and Charles had said yes, come and stay son. You come and stay in a royal residence, you are near where I am so it's going to be much easier for me to see you given what's going on with my diary and your diary.

"And that turned everything on its head because of the narrative from Harry that I wanted to see my father but he is too busy to see me actually the reality was Charles said yes please do come and stay in a royal gaff and that would make it much easier for me to see each other."

And in response, The Times assistant editor Kate Mansey revealed: "Someone at the palace told me that the King was bruised by that statement that Harry put out, which all plays into exactly why."