During Prince Harry’s whirlwind visit to the UK to meet with his father King Charles after his shock cancer diagnosis, his brother Prince William reportedly had ‘no plans’ to reconcile
Prince William has ‘absolutely no interest’ in speaking to his brother Prince Harry, who used his UK visit to see his father as a ‘PR opportunity’, a royal writer has claimed.
After King Charles’ shock cancer diagnosis broke on Monday, his youngest son Harry dropped everything and travelled across the Atlantic to have a brief reunion with his dad before dashing back home to California, all within 26 hours.
Despite their troubled relationship, the Duke of Sussex, 39, cleared his diary and touched down in London on Tuesday lunchtime, without his wife Meghan Markle, to spend less than 30 minutes with his father, 75.
It was reported that Harry would have gladly accepted an invitation to see his brother, but the Mirror reported that William had no plans of catching up with his sibling, despite Harry being open to it.
There have been no signs that William is ready to put aside their long-lasting feud, and a royal author claims the future King is not willing to forgive and forget so easily – after Harry’s high-profile attacks on senior royals, including his bombshell memoir Spare.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, told The Sun: “William would be upset that Harry yet again has chosen to make this visit to see his father a PR opportunity. As far as William is concerned he has absolutely no interest in speaking to Harry until Harry behaves like a gentleman and apologises for the years of rudeness and slurs he has aimed at William and the Princess of Wales.”
She went on to say that William “must be privately furious” that Harry has – she claims – used the trip as “an opportunity to announced his arrival and expect to see William”. The royal biographer claimed Harry’s impromptu visit showed he still clings on to his “impulsive” nature, and argued that he “should have waited for a week or two”.
Sources close to the Duke, who now lives in Montecito, US, said he would have welcomed an opportunity to meet with William “if the opportunity were to arise”. A source said: “The Duke’s primary reason to travel to the UK is to visit his father. If the opportunity were to arise to see the Prince of Wales then the Duke would have gladly accepted it.”
The King personally called both his sons, as well as his siblings, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Duke of Edinburgh, to inform them of his cancer diagnosis last week, palace officials confirmed. Harry is understood to have agreed to delay his visit to the UK until a public announcement was made by Buckingham Palace on Monday evening.