King Charles III has delivered a brutal “burn” to Prince Harry, a royal expert has claimed, after allegedly ruling out a face-to-face meeting with his youngest son prior to his Coronation in May. The Duke of Sussex spilled the beans on his relationship with his father and older brother Prince William in his blockbuster memoir “Spare”. The book has been a huge success, becoming the best-selling non-fiction book of all time.
Harry has remained noncommittal about whether he and Meghan will attend the Coronation of his father at Westminster Abbey on May 6.
He has suggested his presence would depend on his father and brother and whether they are prepared to sit down and talk through the issues he raised in his book.
When asked by ITV’s Tom Brady whether he would be jetting to London to witness the ceremony, Harry replied: “The ball is in their court.
“There’s a lot to be discussed and I really hope … they are willing to sit down and talk about it.”
He subsequently told the Daily Telegraph that he wanted “some accountability” and “an apology to my wife”.
However, King Charles looks set to leave his younger son bitterly disappointed in his hopes for a pre-coronation get together.
A friend of His Majesty allegedly told the Daily Beast that he adores Harry and wants him to be at the royal ceremony.
However, the friend added: “But he has a coronation to organise. He simply won’t have the time to organize a special meeting with Harry.”
Daniela Elser, a royal commentator for news.com.au, claimed the refusal for a pre-coronation meeting amounted to a brutal snub for the US-based Duke.
She wrote: “Charles has reportedly refused to blink in the trans-Atlantic showdown he is currently locked into with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and won’t be acceding to his bolter of a son’s number one demand.
“The simple reason? Charles is too busy.
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“That was quite a lot for him. Fatherly, hopeful, kind. And so very untrue.”
The Duke of Sussex then reveals how his father dealt with being a single parent.
He explained: “He’d always given an air of being not quite ready for parenthood—the responsibilities, the patience, the time.
“Even he, though a proud man, would’ve admitted as much. But single parenthood? Pa was never made for that.”