Prince Harry is ‘flying straight back to California’ after a ‘quick and uncomfortable’ visit to the UK for the king’s coronation, according to a royal expert.
Following the coronation of his father Charles III, the Duke of Sussex, 38, is likely to rush home to his mansion in Montecito to celebrate his son Prince Archie’s fourth birthday ‘late in the day’, Jennie Bond said. to GB News.
Last week, it was confirmed that Prince Harry will attend the coronation alone, while his wife Meghan Markle, 41, will remain in California with their children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, one.
At the coronation, which is only three weeks away, both King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be crowned in front of 2,000 people at Westminster Abbey.
In a conversation over breakfast with Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster, Jennie said: ‘Harry is going to make a fleeting visit, we’re told, before the coronation.
It’s not out of the question that he’ll fly straight after the ceremony and make it back to California just in time to celebrate late in the day with his son, Archie, who is celebrating his fourth birthday.
“It’s definitely going to be a quick visit and an uncomfortable one. I mean, who wouldn’t be hurt by being called a villain, being accused, as Camilla was, of leaking stories to the press that she didn’t leak.’
Queen Camilla was “hurt” by Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, which labeled her as “dangerous” and a “bad guy,” according to one of her closest friends.
Fiona, the Marchioness of Lansdowne, who was recently chosen as one of the Queen’s Official Companions, has been a longtime friend of the Queen and supported her in the 1990s when details of her relationship with Charles emerged.
She spoke about Camilla for the first time this weekend in an interview with the Sunday Times.
Harry claimed in Spare, published in January, that his father’s wife leaked stories about the royal family to the media to boost her image.
He added that she “sacrificed him” to improve her reputation, and accused other palace sources of informing the press about his wife Meghan.
In Spare, he wrote of Camilla, “I have complex feelings about getting a stepparent who I thought had recently sacrificed me on her personal PR altar.”
Prince Harry is ‘flying straight back to California’ after a ‘quick and uncomfortable’ visit to the UK for the king’s coronation, according to a royal expert. Pictured Harry and Charles in September 2022
Following the coronation of his father Charles III, the Duke of Sussex, 38, is likely to rush home to his mansion in Montecito to celebrate ‘late in the day’ the fourth birthday of his son (pictured together) Prince Archie Jennie Bond told GB News
Harry also said that he and his brother William “begged” their father not to marry Camilla because they were afraid she would become their “wicked stepmother.”
In another punch, Harry described Camilla as “dangerous” and a “bad guy” who left “bodies in the street” in her desire to change the public’s perception of her.
At the time there was no word on how the new queen was feeling, but one contributor has now told The Sunday Times: “It wasn’t a foot stamp or a gnashing of teeth – it was very much a blinding reaction.”
Lady Lansdowne also spoke to the newspaper and said: ‘Of course it bothers her, of course it hurts. But she doesn’t let it get to her. Her philosophy is always, “Make nothing of it and it will settle down – to say the least, the fastest recovered.” ‘
Jennie said, ‘(Prince Harry) did his research well. He made some very unpleasant accusations about Camilla and she has been magnanimous.
“Of course you’ll be polite, to be polite, I suppose Harry will be too, but it’s not going to be an easy weekend.”
The royal expert also spoke of how the duke is expected to reject the king by not attending lunch after the ceremony next month, undermining hopes of a reconciliation.
The late Queen Elizabeth II, Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Harry and Meghan attend Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020
Jennie said, ‘He’s not going to lunch after that, as far as we know and we’ve been told a seat may be reserved in case he changes his mind.
“I don’t think he’ll change his mind. I actually think he’s going straight back to California, probably within a few hours of taking off his suit or whatever he’s wearing and putting on his jeans and going back to California.
‘It’s not going to happen. They don’t come close,” the journalist added.
It comes amid reports that Prince William has no plans to reunite with his younger brother when the Duke of Sussex visits the UK for the King’s coronation.
Royal insiders revealed that Harry had a heartfelt talk with his father on Saturday in an attempt to ease tensions, but failed to address the ongoing dispute with William.
It’s also clear that there won’t be time for the pair to meet during Harry’s trip for the May 6 event. The sun reported.
Majesty magazine editor Ingrid Seward told the newspaper that the royals all have “really tight schedules” and that she thinks Harry broaching his relationship with William is “for another time.”
The royal expert noted that it would be “nice” for Harry to “stick around and be friendly.” However, it is clear that the Duke’s solo journey across the pond will be short-lived.
“Out of courtesy, you’d think Harry would want to mingle with his family, as hard as it is for him,” she said.
Ms Seward added that she is ‘glad’ that Harry has spoken to Charles as it has ‘facilitated the path to rapprochement’.
She said, “Charles will welcome his son. I think his relationship with William is for another time.’
William, 40, and Harry will see each other at the coronation. This would be the first time the pair have faced each other since Harry released his memoir – in which he labeled his brother as his ‘nemesis’.
Harry has also publicly called on his family to apologize to himself and Meghan for what they see as contempt.
Charles is said to be delighted that his youngest son is coming and his temper has been described as ‘generally quite forgiving’, but the Prince of Wales is reportedly still feeling betrayed and angry, particularly by the revelations in the memoir.
Sources have recently claimed tThe “gap” between the brothers, who were once as close as siblings could be, is now so wide they can’t see how their relationship can ever be mended.
It’s also reportedly unlikely that the couple will sit down – which insiders previously claimed Harry demanded.