King Charles III, aged 74, and his younger son, Prince Harry, who's now 38, have reportedly scheduled "peace talks" for September 17 amidst an ongoing family disagreement, a significant move that the king is believed to have entirely cleared his busy schedule for.
Sources revealed to the UK's OK! Magazine that the meeting coincides with King Charles' return to London from his stay at Balmoral, just as Prince Harry concludes his Invictus Games visit to Dusseldorf. The source mentioned, “With the king’s official visit to France planned for September 20, he seems to have a window in London to reunite with Harry.
Currently, staff are meticulously organizing the meeting's finer details”.
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Meghan Markle, the 42-year-old Duchess of Sussex and Harry’s spouse, however, isn't expected to be present at the talks.
This development was contested by sources close to the Sussexes, as reported by The Post. Despite these reports, Buckingham Palace and Harry's representatives have been approached for their commentary on the matter. The past few years have witnessed palpable tension between Harry and the royal family, a sentiment further fanned by the release of his candid memoir “Spare” in January.
In this revealing account, Harry alleges that he had been dubbed the “spare” by his father since his birth. Inside sources claim that King Charles took particular offense to Harry's depiction of Queen Camilla, 76, in his book.
Harry made the bold assertion that Camilla “sacrificed me for her own PR gains”. The insiders shared, “Should these talks transpire, King Charles will assert that no private family matters will be aired in public thereafter”.
Last December, Netflix released “Harry & Meghan,” a docuseries providing deeper insights into the pair's decision to relinquish royal roles in 2020 and the subsequent challenges they faced. Prince Harry made a brief return to the UK in May to attend King Charles III's landmark coronation.
He noticeably maintained a distance from both his father and brother, Prince William, at the event. The upcoming discussion between Charles and Harry is slated to occur not long before Charles' 75th birthday on November 14.
Whether Harry and Meghan will make the transatlantic journey to participate in the celebrations remains uncertain. Noted royal biographer, Angela Levin, recently theorized that Harry might visit solo, mirroring his choice during the coronation.
Levin speculated on GB News, “He might come alone and perhaps bring Archie along. He's growing fast and it would be a chance to bond with his cousins”. It's noteworthy that Harry and Meghan have two children: four-year-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and two-year-old Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Levin concluded by saying, “It's Charles' wish to have his grandchildren by his side”.
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