Prince Harry will fly to London to see his father after the King was diagnosed with cancer.
The Duke of Sussex has spoken to King Charles about his condition and will travel to England to see him in the coming days, a source close to Prince Harry said.
Harry and the Duchess of Sussex quit royal duties in 2020 and moved to the US after their proposed “half-in-half” approach to royal life was rejected.
In Harry and Meghan’s prime-time Oprah interview in 2021, Harry said Charles stopped taking his calls when he tried to discuss stepping down as a working royal.
“My father and my brother, they were trapped. They can’t leave. And I have great compassion for that,” Harry told Winfrey.
Harry has had a long-standing rift with his brother, the Prince of Wales. Charles pleaded with his sons to reconcile at their grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021. “Please, friends, do not make my last years a misery,” Charles said.A never-before-seen portrait of King Charles, taken during a state visit to France last year.
The Palace did not specify the type of cancer the King had, or its severity, but said he had started treatment.
“During a recent procedure the King underwent at the hospital for a benign prostate enlargement, there was a separate issue of concern,” the palace said in a statement shared with Talk News.
“Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer. His Majesty has today begun a routine treatment schedule, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone any public duties.”
The palace assured that the king “will continue to conduct state affairs and official affairs as usual”.
“The King thanked his medical team for their quick intervention, which was made possible thanks to a recent hospital procedure,” the palace said, adding that Charles “remains completely positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to his full public duties as monarch.” as soon as possible. Her Majesty has chosen to share her diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope that it will help public understanding for all people around the world affected by cancer.”