Prince William and King Charles 'want it to be made clear' about Prince Harry's Nigeria trip

Prince Harry and Meghan in Nigeria -Credit:AFP via Getty Images

Prince William and King Charles are keen to clarify the nature of Meghan and Harry's trip to Nigeria, which has been dubbed a 'mini royal tour' despite the couple's resignation from their senior roles in 2020.

A top royal commentator has suggested that such terminology would not sit well with the monarchy.

Jennie Bond, a former BBC Royal correspondent, shared her insights with OK!, stating: "The King and Prince William are firmly of the belief that you are either in or out of the working Royals. This seems to be a rather strange halfway house. I think both the King and the Prince, and indeed the Government will want it to be made clear that Harry is not representing either the Royal Family or Britain on this trip."

Furthermore, Jennie noted that Prince William seems more comfortable with Kate Middleton's progress in her cancer recovery journey, reports the Mirror.

His recent decision to travel far from home for official duties suggests that the Princess of Wales is "feeling stronger every day", indicating a positive turn in her health.

The Prince of Wales did not meet up with his brother during his fleeting visit to the UK ( Image: Getty) -Credit:Getty

William has been actively engaging with the community in Cornwall as the head of the Duchy of Cornwall, focusing on homelessness and making stops at the Nansledan Estate.

His visit also included a meeting with hospital staff on the Isles of Scilly and a spontaneous volleyball match with young lifeguards at Fistral Beach.

Commenting on William's two-night absence from home, Jennie remarked: "It's great news that William feels relaxed enough to stay away for a night. I've no doubt that Catherine's parents will be staying with her, but even so it must be a step in the right direction. Hopefully Catherine is feeling stronger every day and, with the sun now shining, she'll be able to enjoy the great outdoors which, for her, has always been restorative."

Kate out on an engagement last year
William is feeling 'more relaxed' about Kate's recovery from cancer, according to a source ( Image: PA) -Credit:PA

While on his engagements, William shared an update about the Princess of Wales, saying: "She's doing well, thanks," and went on to mention: "The children are very jealous that I am here... Maybe we might come later in the year."

Prince William's commitments in Cornwall happened concurrently with Prince Harry's UK return for the Invictus Games' 10th anniversary and his subsequent trip to Nigeria with Meghan Markle.

Despite rumours, Harry did not engage with any Royal Family members during his time in the UK, including his father, King Charles.

Royal commentator Jennie expressed her views on the ongoing discord between the royal siblings: "I think we have to give up hope that the rift between the brothers will be healed at any time in the near future, or indeed ever."

She further added: "William's head and heart must be bursting with all that he has on his plate right now: his wife's cancer treatment, his father's illness, his children growing up fast, the pressure for him to take on more royal duties, the prospect of becoming King earlier than he might ever have wanted."

Jennie is of the opinion that handling 'the Harry issue' is likely too overwhelming for William currently.

She remarked: "Dealing with 'the Harry problem' is probably just one step too far for William. I believe he has moved on with his life and has, to all intents and purposes, disowned the brother to whom he was once so close."

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