Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, will not be accompanying Prince Harry on his trip to the UK to visit King Charles, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Instead, Meghan will remain at their Montecito mansion with their two children, Archie and Lilibet.
What We Know So Far
The King himself informed Harry of his diagnosis over the phone, and Buckingham Palace released a statement confirming the news. The statement revealed that the King has already started a schedule of regular treatments and has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. However, he will continue to carry out State business and official paperwork as usual. It is unclear when he will be able to resume full-time duties.
Prince Harry's Support
A source close to Harry revealed that he has spoken with the King and will be traveling to the UK to support his father in the coming days. Harry's visit will likely be a comfort to the King as he undergoes treatment and navigates this challenging time.
Continuity in Royal Duties
Despite his diagnosis, King Charles will continue to meet with the Prime Minister for a weekly audience and receive Red Boxes and State documents during his treatment. The Prince of Wales, Charles' eldest son, will also resume his royal duties after a break to care for his wife, Kate, and their children. This includes attending an investiture at Windsor Castle and a fundraising gala for the London Air Ambulance.
The news of King Charles' cancer diagnosis has brought about changes in the royal family's plans, with Meghan Markle choosing to stay in the US and Prince Harry visiting the UK to support his father. Despite the challenges ahead, the King remains positive and committed to his treatment, while his family and the public are hopeful for his full recovery.