Prince Harry's Uninvited Visit
Prince Harry has caused "disquiet" among the royal family by flying to the UK without an invitation at such short notice, according to an expert. The Duke of Sussex made the transatlantic journey to be by his father, King Charles', side following his shock cancer diagnosis. Despite the gesture, it is reported that Harry was not invited to travel and his spontaneous visit left the King and Queen waiting at Clarence House.
The King's Battle with Cancer
King Charles, 75, is currently taking time off from his royal duties after an unspecified cancer was found during surgery for an enlarged prostate. He has returned to Clarence House before commencing treatment as an out-patient at Sandringham. Friends and family say his spirits remain high as he fights his latest health battle.
Harry's Brief Visit
Prince Harry's visit to the UK lasted for just 30 minutes, during which he met with King Charles at Clarence House. It was the first face-to-face contact between the two in 16 months. However, royal expert Robert Jobson claims that Harry's uninvited and spontaneous visit caused some disquiet among the royal family.
Robert Jobson suggests that King Charles was unhappy with Harry's decision to fly over without an invitation and at such short notice. The King had planned to travel to Norfolk with the Queen for some peace and quiet, but Harry's intervention disrupted their plans. Harry did not spend the night on the royal estate and is believed to have stayed in a hotel instead.
Implications for Harry and Meghan
Last year, Charles ordered Harry and Meghan to vacate Frogmore Cottage, their home in Windsor. It is now reported that the couple needs a formal invitation to stay with the royals on protected property. Harry's visit to the UK did not include a meeting with his brother, Prince William.
Prince William's Return to Public Engagements
Prince William made a return to public engagements on Wednesday and publicly acknowledged his father's health shock at a fundraising gala in London. He thanked the audience for their support and made a light-hearted joke about getting away from medical matters at an air ambulance function.
- Prince Harry's uninvited visit to the UK to see King Charles has caused "disquiet" among the royal family.
- King Charles is currently battling cancer and is taking time off from his royal duties.
- Harry's spontaneous visit disrupted the King's plans and left him waiting at Clarence House.
- The visit did not include a meeting between Harry and his brother, Prince William.
- Prince William made a return to public engagements and publicly acknowledged his father's health situation.