Prince Harry flew to the UK last week where he is said to have spent around 24 hours – with reports of another trip planned just weeks away where he may travel with his two children
Prince Harry was reportedly cheerful on his return flight to the US after seeing his father King Charles following his cancer diagnosis.
The Duke, 39, flew to the UK last week where he is said to have spent around 24 hours – with an overnight stay at a hotel. It has been reported King Charles, 75, personally told Harry and William about his diagnosis before Buckingham Palace made the public announcement.
At the time, Harry was in Montecito, California, where he lives with wife Meghan and their two children. After jetting to the UK for a flying visit to see the King, Harry returned the following day – with sources saying he was “cheerful” onboard after paying a visit to his dad. The source said Harry engaged in conversation with staff and others onboard before landing back at LAX.
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A source told PEOPLE: “That is good. Hopefully [Harry] will bring the grandchildren at some point too, as that would be lovely for all of them.” Harry is said to be returning to the UK in a number of weeks – perhaps giving him another opportunity to patch up his relationship with the Royal Family. He is tipped to travel back in May for the 10th birthday of the Invictus Games, which he founded in 2014, in celebrations due to take place at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The news comes soon after the UK government announced a multi-million-pound bid to see the games hosted in Birmingham in 2027. Johnny Mercer, the minister for veterans’ affairs and leading the bid, said: “It feels like a natural rounding of the circle to come back to the UK and we’re going to do everything we can to win the bid.”
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Another source close to the project claimed that a British-based Invictus Games would have the approval of both Harry and the rest of the Royal Family. They told The Express : “Harry has indicated that he is comfortable coming back for a British-based Invictus Games and we understand that the Games have always had the support of the rest of the Royal Family.”
Harry’s rushing visit has divided opinion. While King Charles was said to be “touched” by his son’s huge gesture of flying in from the States to see him in the UK, others have said the fleeting visit only served to “stir the pot”.
Speaking to The Sun, Royal expert Robert Jobson said: “Charles probably didn’t want all the drama.” He went on to claim: “Harry brings with him a certain drama.”