Prince Harry's statement on King Charles reunion drops major hint about future

Prince Harry has seemingly hinted at a potential reconciliation with King Charles in the future, despite confirming that there will be no meeting between them during his current visit to the UK.

The Duke of Sussex touched down on British soil on Tuesday before a service at St Paul's Cathedral tomorrow to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

On Tuesday afternoon, he was at Armoury House in East London, engaging in a panel discussion led by ex-BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin, as part of the one-day Invictus Games Foundation Conversation summit.

Speculation had been rife about a possible heart-to-heart with his father, King Charles, given that both royals are in the capital today and tomorrow reports the Mirror.

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Harry has returned to the UK -Credit:AFP via Getty Images

The relationship between Harry and his father has been strained, and they have only met once since the King's cancer diagnosis.

However, any anticipation for a family reunion was quashed today when a representative for Prince Harry announced: "It unfortunately will not be possible due to His Majesty's full programme."

Yet, the statement intriguingly left the door open for a future get-together, noting: "The Duke of course is understanding of his father's diary of commitments and various other priorities and hopes to see him soon."

Harry's East London visit included participating in a panel discussion at the Invictus Games Foundation Conversation, moderated by ex-BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin.

In a striking coincidence, Queen Camilla is also nearby, engaging with youngsters at a local primary school to reveal a new Coronation Library. Meanwhile, King Charles was spotted departing Windsor Castle for London, where he's been conducting audiences at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

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He's slated to attend a garden party at the palace tomorrow on Wednesday, marking a return to his Royal engagements following his cancer treatment.

Relations between Harry and his father have been notably strained, particularly after Harry's explosive revelations about the Royal family in his tell-all book Spare, with pointed remarks aimed at his stepmother Camilla. However, sources indicate that the King has shown an eagerness to reunite with his son, who has resettled in California.

An insider revealed last week: "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. He has been especially concerned about him and hopes the King will be well and able to see him as planned."

Harry's second visit to the UK this year, following his February trip to see his father a day after Charles cancer diagnosis was announced, saw him spend just 30 minutes with his dad at Clarence House. This marked a step towards mending their relationship, which took a hit when Harry and Meghan decided to step back from Royal duties in 2020 and relocate to the US.

In a recent interview on American television, Harry expressed hope that the King's diagnosis could bring about a "reunifying effect" within the family. However, a reunion with his estranged elder brother, Prince William, does not appear to be likely.

An insider revealed: "Their relationship remains extremely fractured. Harry has privately expressed a wish to sit down with his brother but now is not the time."

Harry is set to reunite with Meghan later in the week as they embark on a tour of Nigeria, where they are slated to meet military personnel.

The service at St Paul's is planned two days after Harry's son, Prince Archie, celebrates his fifth birthday. Actor Damian Lewis is scheduled to recite the Invictus poem during the service.

Representatives from nations participating in the Invictus Games, including wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans, will also be present.

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