King Charles shocked the public with news of his cancer diagnosis on 5 February – and his youngest son quickly jumped on a plane back to London to see him in person
‘Panic-stricken’ Prince Harry’s real reason for flying back to the UK following news of his father King Charles’s cancer diagnosis has been revealed.
Charles himself told his youngest son about his illness in a private phone call – and Harry wasted no time in jumping on a plane bound for London. Now a royal insider has revealed why the Prince dropped everything to be by his father’s side, describing it as a “wakeup call”.
They told OK! magazine: “He needed to know if what his dad had told him about his illness over the phone was true and both something that he had sugar-coated to not worry him. Once he was sure that the King was in the best hands, he calmed down a bit and realised that he had time to work things out.”
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According to reports, the King’s meeting with his son at Clarence House in London lasted for between half an hour and 45 minutes before the monarch and Queen Camilla left for Norfolk in a helicopter.
Harry then headed straight back to Heathrow airport – just 25 hours after he landed in the UK to return to the US. He was then able to reunite with wife Meghan Markle and their two children – but emotions were running high as the couple spoke about their fractured relationship with the royals.
The source added: “Meghan doesn’t want anything to do with it and is keen to stay away from England. But Harry is of the opinion that he must repair the damage that has been caused.
“I think there have been plenty of emotional conversations and heart-to-hearts over the best way to handle the situation and move forwards.”
Just recently, a former friend of Harry’s suggested he no longer has his family to “lean back on” after he made a series of explosive claims about them.
Edward Charles Featherstone, a pseudonym chosen by one of Harry’s former polo playing pals, told The Mirror: “I think not having a close connection to your parents for whatever reason, whether you are royalty as in the case of William and Harry, or if you’ve lost a parent as did William and Harry, if your father is the future King of England, all of those things creates an independence.”
Edward, who has written his memoir titled The Rude Beginning, said this would have meant Harry doesn’t have “the bosom of [his] family to kind of lean back on, to rely on.” He also suggested it’s likely to have been “very difficult” for Harry.
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