While Prince Harry’s recent meeting with King Charles has reignited hopes for a reconciliation that seemed elusive in recent years, the brevity of the meeting has raised eyebrows and fueled speculation among royal experts.
After news of King Charles’s cancer diagnosis broke, Prince Harry, who has been estranged from his father and the rest of the Royal Family for years, rushed to the United Kingdom to be by his father’s side.
Given the considerable amount of time Harry and Charles have been estranged, one would think the pair would have seized the opportunity to spend more time together and catch up, however, their reunion reportedly lasted only 30 minutes.
As royal watchers scratch their heads, renowned writer and broadcaster Robert Jobson shed light on the situation, revealing exclusively to The Sun’s Royal Editor Matt Wilkinson that the Monarch’s health was a primary concern during the short encounter.
Robert explained that had Harry spent any longer with his father, the conversation would inevitably turn to stress-inducing topics, potentially impeding the King’s recovery.
“You don’t want his blood pressure going up. The King’s not very well, whatever type of cancer it is, he’s undergoing treatment,” he explained.
“The best thing for him is calm.
“After the initial kiss and hug, love you dad, hope you get better soon, what issues are going to get raised? Things that will get your blood pressure rising.”
Although the meeting was short, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams has expressed optimism about the potential for positive outcomes.
“Sometimes benefits can come from difficult times and situations we would never wish on anyone,” he told the Daily Mail.
“The news that King Charles has cancer is a severe shock. It is only natural that Harry should want to be with him. It is also wise that he comes alone as there is a serious rift within the royal family.
“Harry will, despite all the disagreements of past years, naturally want to wish his father a speedy recovery in person.
“Let us hope that from this meeting, at a very difficult time for the royal family with the Princess of Wales recovering from an abdominal surgery, a positive future, which would obviously include Meghan, emerges.
“This might be difficult, as their differences have been so in the public domain, but would benefit everyone involved enormously.
“The main issue for the moment is obviously that of the King’s health, everyone knows how serious cancer can be and will wish this remarkable monarch, who waited longer than any other Prince of Wales to succeed to the throne, a speedy and complete recovery.”