Palace aides “prevented” Prince Harry from having a heart-to-heart with King Charles for fear they would “never get rid of him”, it was claimed last night.
Following the king’s cancer diagnosis, the Duke of Sussex is believed to have been hoping to join him for a few days at Sandringham when he landed in London last week.
However, according to a source, he was ordered to visit Clarence House, his father’s home in London, for a brief face-to-face meeting before being told to find a hotel for the night.
‘Harry came to see his father, hoping to go to Sandringham. But instead he was asked to be at Clarence House and was limited to 30 minutes,” the source said. The sun on Sunday.
“The fear was that if he went to Sandringham they would never get rid of him.”
Prince Harry is shown arriving at Clarence House during his brief trip to see his father.
According to a source, Harry was instructed to visit Clarence House, his father’s home in London, for a brief face-to-face meeting before being told to find a hotel for the night (King Charles and Queen Camilla are seen leaving Clarence House).
The Duke of Sussex, pictured in Vancouver, was reportedly “blocked” by Palace aides from having a candid conversation with Charles.
The comments come as it was claimed Prince Harry had “zero chance” of returning to The Firm, with royal insiders saying Prince William “wouldn’t allow it” amid claims he “can’t be trusted.” his brother and Meghan Markle.”
Harry’s transatlantic career has raised hopes that his return to Britain will provide healing with King Charles and a chance to get closer to his brother, Prince William.
Yesterday, Harry appeared on American television to say he has “other trips” planned to Britain and that he “loves his family.”
The 39-year-old spent the last few days in Whistler, Canada, with his wife Meghan to attend the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers One Year To Go winter training camp.
The couple was followed by cameras and a Good Morning America television crew.
Harry told them he “loved his family” and “got on a plane” to visit the King “as soon as he could” after speaking on the phone about his cancer diagnosis.
The Prince added that he will try to “stop and see the family as much as I can” and said he had other trips and plans that would take him to the UK.
The royals are expected to return to Britain in May for a service at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.
When Harry met his father for about 45 minutes, it was thought to be his first proper contact in 15 months.
Earlier today, Harry and Meghan were seen returning home to California following a Canadian send-off where they were serenaded with a rewritten version of singer Michael Bublé’s My Way.
The pair were seen boarding the same Bombardier Execujet charter plane on which they arrived at Vancouver International Airport at 8.20am on Saturday morning.
The Duke of Sussex spent this week in Whistler, Canada, with his wife Meghan to attend the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers One Year To Go winter training camp.
King Charles III leaves the London Clinic with Queen Camilla at his side on January 29
While in Whistler, the Prince enjoyed a thrilling ride down a skeleton bobsled track, where he reached speeds of 61 mph.
Meghan smiled as she saw her husband in Whistler yesterday
The luggage was brought on board at 8:00 a.m. and the plane took off for Santa Barbara shortly after 8:30 a.m.
Following Harry’s return to the UK, there have been rumors that the prince is “willing” to take on a “temporary royal role” amid King Charles’ cancer battle.
Harry, 39, reportedly told friends he was returning to Britain to help with royal duties while his father undergoes cancer treatment.
It was claimed the couple have had several “warm exchanges” since the monarch was diagnosed with an unspecified type of cancer.
Royal expert Hugo Vickers told MailOnline that “neither party” wants Harry and Meghan to return to the UK, despite the perceived “olive branch”.
He said: “Personally, I don’t think there is any desire on anyone’s part for him to return home at this time and take up his royal duties again.”
“He cannot suddenly resume his royal duties, under the current circumstances, it is quite far away.” It is always possible to reconcile. It is always possible to solve things, but not so quickly. So no, that’s the answer.’