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“Everyone Knows the Real Reason”: Prince Harry Stunned by Father’s Refusal to Meet During UK Visit

Prince Harry was left stunned by his father’s outright refusal to meet with him during his recent visit to the UK, a snub that has been particularly painful as “everyone knows the real reason,” according to a royal expert, via Daily Record.

During his visit to London for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, Prince Harry did not receive the warm welcome he might have hoped for from his father, King Charles III. Despite speculation and hopes for a heartwarming father-son reunion following their previous reconciliation after the King’s cancer scare, the Duke of Sussex was met with disappointment. To address the rumors, Prince Harry’s team released a statement clarifying the situation.

“In response to the many inquiries and continued speculation on whether or not the Duke will meet with his father while in the UK this week, it unfortunately will not be possible due to His Majesty’s full program,” said a spokesperson for Prince Harry. “The Duke, of course, is understanding of his father’s diary of commitments and various other priorities and hopes to see him soon”, according to Express.

However, royal expert, commentator, and author Tom Quinn told The Mirror that Harry is especially crushed by his dad’s public rejection. This time around, it feels particularly harsh given the assumption that his trip to London would see the pair reunite.

“He was deeply shocked at his father’s blunt refusal to see him even for a moment,” Quinn said. “This time the rejection was particularly painful because it was so public – Harry may have issued a statement saying he completely understood why his father didn’t have time to see him, but everyone knows the real reason had nothing to do with busy schedules.” The Mirror reached out to the Sussexes for comment.

Harry spent three days in London and reportedly ended up staying in a hotel after he was turned away from the Royal Family’s residences. According to The Times, the father of two put in an advanced “request” to see his father, as royal protocols require him to give 28 days’ notice. However, Buckingham Palace sources alleged Harry “changed his mind” about lodging in one of the Royal estates in London and did not request to meet his father.

While Harry was in London, Charles had a busy schedule, hosting Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for his weekly audience and visiting a military barracks. He also threw a garden party at Buckingham Palace, which Harry reportedly didn’t receive an invite to. The Duke made the trip to London without Meghan Markle and their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. Royal enthusiasts were left disheartened as there was no reunion between Charles and his grandchildren, whom he last saw at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The public snub has highlighted the ongoing tension within the royal family, with both sides seemingly unable to bridge the gap. As Harry continues to focus on his life in California with Meghan and their children, the prospects of a familial reconciliation remain uncertain.

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