A King's Controversial Decision: Charles III 'in Discussions' to Travel to California to Visit Archie and Lilibet, Senior Royals in Uproar Over News

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King Charles could be set to travel to Montecito, Calif.

Jul. 2 2024, Published 1:10 p.m. ET

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In order to finally see his Sussex grandchildren, King Charles III is reportedly considering traveling directly to Montecito, Calif., to make it happen. His senior family members are said to be against the impromptu head-of-state "showdown" in the California suburbs for a multitude of reasons.

"This feud has gone on for far too long, and Charles is anxious to sort it out — but he knows it has to be on Harry and Meghan's home turf, particularly if he wants to see his grandchildren," a source spilled.

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King Charles has 'theoretical rights of custody' over all of his grandchildren, including Archie and Lilibet.

"There is no doubt if it goes ahead he will build in time to visit his youngest son and his grandchildren, but there are mountains of planning to be overcome before that becomes even a remote possibility," royal author Tom Quinn said of the potential visit.

"It's certainly possible that he would make a discreet private visit to Harry and the children in California," he added. "He is desperate to see them and hates the idea that Archie and Lily will not remember him as the warm friendly grandfather he wants to be."

The reason for such a trip would likely have to tie into some major trip the monarch was already undertaking, a royal insider pointed out. "Perhaps as a brief detour before or after the King and Queen Camilla leave Australia and/or New Zealand later this year," they observed.

Their Majesties are reported to be considering a "reduced" trip down under this autumn in a long-awaited Coronation visit cut from two weeks to just six days now that the monarch is fighting cancer.

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Source: MEGA

King Charles wants a Sussex-less vacation at Balmoral Castle this summer.

"The logistics behind King Charles’ making a trip to America, whether it’s private or not, and meeting with Harry without may prove difficult," relationship analyst Louella Alderson dished. "King Charles has many royal obligations and now health issues as well, so a trip to America in any capacity would likely require careful planning and coordination."

Alderson continued: "This fact alone means if King Charles is willing to make the effort and put forth the time and energy to visit Harry in America, it could be a significant gesture of his desire to mend their relationship. It's possible that he may be more willing to address any issues and work towards finding a resolution than he has been previously."

No mention of His Majesty meeting with his daughter-in-law was made, however, it would almost be certain the Duchess of Sussex would have a say in the gathering, which would require a "massive security operation" overtaking their mansion.

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Source: MEGA

The Duchess of Sussex launched American Riviera Orchard in March 2024.

"While it may show a willingness on the King’s part to try and reconcile their relationship, it ultimately depends on both parties being open to communication and willing to start working through any issues that have caused tension between them," Alderson stated about the theoretical meeting.

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Source: MEGA

King Charles III has reportedly 'barely seen' his Sussex grandchildren.

Source: TRO

Daily Mirror reported on the insider revelations.



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