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Prince William’s pal reveals truth about King Charles’ snub to Harry

King Charles had a significant reason to decline Prince Harry’s request for a meeting during his recent visit to London, as he found himself caught between the conflicting interests of his two sons. A close friend of Prince William and Kate Middleton shared with The Daily Beast that the monarch felt obligated to honor the titles and responsibilities of his eldest son, Prince William, which led him to refuse a meeting with Harry, whom he affectionately calls his “darling boy.”

“Charles is very aware of how William feels about the whole Harry situation and he has to respect his position, because he is the Prince of Wales, so a fudge that it was all down to a cock-up could suit everybody,” the friend told the outlet. The pal also shared that the Palace is “gaslighting Harry because the simple facts are everyone knew Harry was here last week and wanted to see Charles.”

The source indicated that Charles’ loyalty to his commitments as king and his relationship with William played a crucial role in his decision. Although Charles had previously met with Harry in February when Harry informed him about his cancer diagnosis, this latest request came at a more complex time. Reports suggest that Prince William was displeased with the earlier father-son reunion, adding another layer of tension to the family dynamics.

Prince Harry was in London to attend the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games last week. Amid speculation about a possible meeting between Harry and his father, a representative for Harry issued a statement explaining that a meeting was not feasible due to the monarch’s fully booked schedule.

However, it was later revealed by insiders that Harry had reached out to Charles for a meeting a month before his trip. Despite this advance notice, the meeting did not materialize, likely due to the intricate balancing act King Charles must perform between his duties as a monarch and the personal relationships within his family.

The situation underscores the ongoing challenges within the royal family as they navigate personal relationships against the backdrop of their public duties. King Charles’ decision highlights the delicate position he occupies, trying to maintain harmony while respecting the roles and expectations tied to his position. This episode adds another chapter to the complex narrative of the royal family’s internal dynamics, as they continue to balance tradition, duty, and personal connections.

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