King Charles' four-word response to Prince Harry's olive branch as he asks to meet

King Charles III arrives to visit the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre in London on April 30, 2024. Charles is making his first official public appearance since being diagnosed with cancer, after doctors said they were very encouraged by the progress of his treatment

With Prince Harry poised to make a return to the UK, it has been reported that he has extended an olive branch to his father, King Charles, by requesting a meeting during his visit. The Duke of Sussex is set to attend a commemorative service at St.

Paul's Cathedral marking the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, which he founded in 2014.

Despite claims that no senior royals will join Harry at this significant event, it is understood that the Duke has reached out to King Charles with hopes of arranging a meet-up while he's on British soil. Their last encounter was brief, occurring shortly after Charles had received a cancer diagnosis and commenced treatment, limiting their time together to less than an hour in London before Charles returned to Sandringham for recuperation.

According to sources, King Charles responded to Harry's meeting request with a succinct four-word reply, expressing his willingness 'if he is able'.

"Harry has kept in regular contact with his father on several occasions and made no secret of his desire to see him when he can," a source disclosed. "He has been especially concerned about him and hopes the King will be well and able to see him as planned.", reports the Mirror.

Initially, following the commencement of his cancer treatment, King Charles was advised by his medical team to temporarily halt "public-facing engagements", although he continued with state affairs behind closed doors. However, in a significant boost for the Royal family, the King's doctors have recently revised this advice, stating that he can now undertake some public engagements due to their satisfaction with his progress thus far.

While King Charles won't be operating at full capacity and any planned engagements will "remain subject to doctors' advice" - as stated by a palace spokesperson - his schedule for the upcoming week is already quite packed. Despite this, a Royal insider has confirmed that King Charles fully intends to make time for Harry amidst his busy schedule.

The management of Charles' diary is being handled on a case-by-case basis, with the monarch's wellbeing being a key factor in what he undertakes. However, since their reunion in February, Charles and Harry have maintained contact and things have "remained positive" between them, according to a source.