Prince Harry has recently visited Europe, including attending charity events and commemorations. This trip included marking the first anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth II and joining Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games hosted in Germany. Speculation had arisen regarding a possible meeting with his father, King Charles, on September 17, but sources close to King Charles and Prince William have dismissed the claims.
Apparently, before Harry’s visit to London, he made a request to the King’s office for royal accommodation and security for an overnight stopover in the UK. It was for the WellChild charity event and a Chelsea match in Dusseldorf the next day. However, a senior aide informed Harry that no London residences or Windsor Castle were available for his use.
This situation has led some observers to comment on Harry’s financial dependence on his father, as well as his continued public appearances. Questions have been raised regarding his charitable work and whether he can take on another venture on the scale of the Invictus Games given his current situation.
In contrast, Prince William has earned the trust of King Charles in various areas, demonstrating his commitment to supporting his father. William’s recent trip to the United States has generated positive attention and highlights his growing role as the future heir to the throne. He openly declared his intention to honor the memory of Queen Elizabeth by supporting King Charles in his royal duties.
Royal biographer Angela Levin suggested that King Charles allowed William to make his own decisions in preparation for his role as future monarch. William’s dedication to the monarchy and his charisma set him apart from his brother Harry, leading experts to believe he is preparing to carry on the royal legacy for generations to come.
Meanwhile, royal experts believe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have lost the battle in their quest to win the hearts and minds of Americans. They have repeatedly attracted attention and made headlines, potentially overshadowing King Charles’s efforts with the monarchy. This frustration over personal issues encroaching on public duty is shared by King Charles, who still retains Prince Harry as adviser to the succession despite the removal of his household in the United Kingdom.
These developments suggest changing dynamics within the royal family and raise questions about the Sussexes’ approach to their public image and royal responsibilities.