Prince Harry Is in London, but King Charles Has No Time to See Him

topshot britains king charles iii and britains prince harry, duke of sussex walk behind the coffin of queen elizabeth ii, adorned with a royal standard and the imperial state crown and pulled by a gun carriage of the kings troop royal horse artillery, during a procession from buckingham palace to the palace of westminster, in london on september 14, 2022 queen elizabeth ii will lie in state in westminster hall inside the palace of westminster, from wednesday until a few hours before her funeral on monday, with huge queues expected to file past her coffin to pay their respects photo by loic venance afp photo by loic venanceafp via getty images
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Prince Harry is back in London for a short visit—but his father, King Charles III, has no time to see him.

As Harper’s Bazaar has learned, the Duke of Sussex traveled to the United Kingdom today ahead of the Invictus Games Foundation’s 10th anniversary celebration, which will be held tomorrow at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

A Sussex representative told Bazaar the king will not be able to see his son during Harry’s visit, as the British monarch is simply too busy. “It unfortunately will not be possible due to His Majesty’s full program,” the rep said. “The Duke, of course, is understanding of his father’s diary of commitments and various other priorities and hopes to see him soon.”

topshot britains king charles iii and britains prince harry, duke of sussex walk behind the coffin of queen elizabeth ii, adorned with a royal standard and the imperial state crown and pulled by a gun carriage of the kings troop royal horse artillery, during a procession from buckingham palace to the palace of westminster, in london on september 14, 2022 queen elizabeth ii will lie in state in westminster hall inside the palace of westminster, from wednesday until a few hours before her funeral on monday, with huge queues expected to file past her coffin to pay their respects photo by loic venance afp photo by loic venanceafp via getty images
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The news comes after Harry flew to London in February to visit his father immediately upon learning of the king’s cancer diagnosis. There, he met with the monarch for about an hour before returning home. Bazaar learned that Charles very much appreciated Harry’s gesture.

Days later, while preparing for the 2025 Invictus Games launch in Whistler, Canada, Harry told Good Morning America’s Will Reeve: “Umm, look, I love my family.” And of visiting his dad: “The fact that I was able to get on a plane and go and see him and spend any time with him, I’m grateful for that.”

london, england february 13 l r prince harry, prince charles, prince of wales and prince william, duke of cambridge arrive at the illegal wildlife trade conference at lancaster house on february 13, 2014 in london, england it is hoped that following discussions at the conference, nations will sign a declaration that will commit them to a range of goals to combat the poaching that is threatening animals such as tigers, elephants and rhinos photo by john stillwell wpa poolgetty images
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In odd timing, the king also announced today that he will hand over Harry’s role as Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps to older son and heir Prince William.

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