Prince Harry 'deeply shocked' to miss seeing King Charles on UK visit


Mystery over Harry's request for royal residence

The controversy surrounding Prince Harry's visit to the UK earlier this week – and his family's apparent snubbing of it – has become a war of words and interpretation, UK sunday times Report. The newspaper says that when Harry was in Britain he asked if he could stay in one of the royal residences. His father King Charles is said to have agreed to the request, but Harry then stayed in a hotel for three days.

The newspaper said Harry was “deeply shocked” not to see Charles. A friend of Harry's said: “It amazes me. I had full hopes of meeting him. I know this is what he wanted and I don't know when he'll be back next time.”

The newspaper says that living in the royal residence may have made it a little easier to meet his father, adding another interesting layer to an already complicated week of mystery about who said what and what when it came to father and son's one-on-one meeting. Didn't want to see anyone else. Harry issued a statement saying this was due to his father's busy diary and other “priorities”.

The two held separate public events on Wednesday, with Harry overseeing 10th Birthday celebration for the Invictus Games at St Paul's Cathedral (no royals were present, but some of Princess Diana's family, including her brother Earl Spencer, were present). Meanwhile, just two miles away, at Buckingham Palace, King Charles hosted Buckingham Palace's first garden party of the year, attended by all working royals except Prince William and Kate Middleton. Sources told The Daily Beast that Harry was being brutally put in his place by his father and family.

Overall, Harry's extremely pointed statement about not being able to see his father is as follows: “In response to the many inquiries and continued speculation over whether the Duke will meet his father while he is in the UK this week, unfortunately it is It will not be possible to meet Her Majesty's full schedule. Of course, the Duke understands his father's commitments and various other priorities and hopes to meet him soon.

Harry's friends say sunday times He had asked to meet Charles in advance of the trip, indicating that he would have to give 28 days' notice of any plans to visit the UK. Friends of Charles told the newspaper that Harry “neither requested to meet his father nor invited him to attend the service at St. Paul's.”

However, sources close to Harry described his “freaking out” that Charles could not find time to see Harry, as he had a relatively full week for other engagements despite his cancer treatment.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex participates in a volleyball match with wounded army veterans at the Nigerian Army officers' mess on May 11, 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex participates in a volleyball match with wounded army veterans at the Nigerian Army officers' mess on May 11, 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria.

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A friend of Charles said, “It's all very sad.” sunday times, “While it is true that the King is cautious about meeting with Harry, given the publicity circus that surrounds all such visits, he would certainly be eager to see his son at the most vulnerable moment of his illness. Agreed to. [in February]And at very short notice.

“While he was hardly able to roll out the red carpet when this Invictus Tour was announced, doctors advised him to concentrate on his treatment and recovery, but the idea that he refused to find a place in his diary Was… well, let's just say memories may change once again” (echoing the late Queen Elizabeth's famous phrase after Harry and Meghan Markle's revelations in a 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview.)

A friend of Harry told sunday times: “I can't imagine that request [from Harry to Charles] Fell through the gap. Even if he received no request, which I do not believe, might His Majesty not have requested to see his son? It was widely known that he was coming.

Meghan says Nigeria is “my country”

After a few rough days for Harry in London, he and Meghan Markle's tour of Nigeria is progressing on a much more positive note, with many smiles, cheering crowds and positive headlines. hello! The report notes that Meghan spoke about her “very talkative, lovely children” – Archie, 5, and Lilibet, 2 – at the Women in Leadership event attended by WTO Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She was also a co-host.

Meghan, who describes herself as 43 percent Nigerian, said, “I love being a mom,” and being in a TV drama. Suit, said, “Bonnie Hammer, who ran NBCUniversal, was a huge mentor, remains a huge mentor to me. And I remember at that time I was lucky enough to invite me for breakfast and I thought it was the biggest deal in the world. And I asked him that exact question. I said, 'How do you find balance?' And he said, 'You won't do that, you'll never be able to balance.'

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives flowers on the day she and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a volleyball match with wounded army veterans at the Nigerian Army officers' mess in Abuja, Nigeria on May 11, 2024 Had happened.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives flowers on the day she and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex take part in a volleyball match with wounded army veterans at the Nigerian Army officers' mess in Abuja, Nigeria on May 11, 2024 Let's take.

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“And this was before I got married, before I had kids, there was definitely a plot twist to all the things in my life. And it impressed me and it stayed with me for a long time because you say, 'Well, how can you be so successful? And she's also a mother and she's married and she says you'll never be able to balance that? How does it feel if life is unbalanced?' I think what this means now is that that balance will always be changing for you. That balance, which seemed balanced ten years ago, is about to change. And so becoming a mother has always been a dream of mine. And I am very lucky that we have two beautiful, healthy, very talkative lovely children.

Harry and Meghan are on a three-day visit to the country – their first official international tour since stepping down from their senior royal roles in 2020.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave after meeting students at Lightway Academy in Abuja, Nigeria on May 10, 2024.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave after meeting students at Lightway Academy in Abuja, Nigeria on May 10, 2024.

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At the event, Meghan was asked how she felt about being Nigerian: “Well, first of all, thank you all so much for coming. I'm just happy, honored and inspired. It's been a whirlwind 24 hours since we arrived, and I very quickly got the memo that I needed to wear more colors so I could fit in with all of you in your incredible fashion. I am very overwhelmed. So I want to start by saying thank you so much for how gracious you all have been in welcoming my husband and I to this country, my country.

Harry and Meghan have received warm welcomes at every event they've attended — whether it's visiting a school, attending a volleyball game sitting with wounded veterans, and having lunch with the country's defense minister. Have to do.

New BFFs: David Beckham and King Charles

David Beckham met King Charles at his country home, Highgrove, to talk about his sustainable charity work and their shared love of beekeeping. Sun Report. “The King and David Beckham have really connected because of their common interests,” a source told the newspaper.

Britain's Prince Charles talks to David Beckham during the global premiere of Netflix "Our Earth" April 4, 2019 at the Natural History Museum in London, UK.

Britain's Prince Charles talks to David Beckham during the global premiere of Netflix's “Our Planet” at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain on April 4, 2019.

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Charles, who met Bex at an event last year, spoke about his work with the King's Foundation charity. Beckham bought a jar of homemade honey for the king, which made Charles very happy as he has his own hive. “We've got to make a swap,” Charles reportedly told the famous footballer. Friday's meeting was also surprising, happening so quickly that Harry was told his father was too busy to meet him a few days earlier.

This week in royal history

On May 12, 1937, the coronation of George VI, Queen Elizabeth's father, took place. On May 15, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was put on trial (charged with treason and adultery), and executed on May 19. On May 15, 1981, Zara Phillips, Princess Anne's daughter, was hanged. Birth.

unanswered questions

Will Harry and Meghan's visit to Nigeria, and the warm welcome they have received, make up for Harry being held back by the rest of the royals in Britain a few days ago? What is the relationship status between Charles and Harry?


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