Prince Charles is apparently sending a message to Prince Harry — the heir to the throne has invited his youngest son and his family to stay with him when they visit the U.K. at some point, a royal source claimed.
“The Prince of Wales has been saddened that he hasn’t had the opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren, which he really does miss," the insider claimed, referring to Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 7 months, the latter whom he hasn't met yet. “He is a fantastic grandfather and loves playing the role immensely and it’s certainly fair to say he feels there is something missing from his life without the ability to get to know Harry’s children."
“This is something he is hoping to remedy which is why he made the gesture for Harry, Meghan and the children to stay with him if they wanted to, whenever they may come home for a period of time," the source shared. “In the meantime there has been a series of good natured and enjoyable calls between them all which is something the prince very much looks forward to.”
However, it looks like the red-headed prince, 37, might not be able to make the trek, as he is taking legal action against the U.K. government and wants security next time he visits.
"Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life," a statement began. "He remains sixth in line to the throne, served two tours of combat duty in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has been subjected to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats. While his role within the Institution has changed, his profile as a member of the Royal Family has not. Nor has the threat to him and his family."
The statement continued, "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the U.K. In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home. The Duke first offered to pay personally for U.K. police protection for himself and his family in January of 2020 at Sandringham. That offer was dismissed. He remains willing to cover the cost of security, as not to impose on the British taxpayer. As is widely known, others who have left public office and have an inherent threat risk receive police protection at no cost to them."
Ever since Harry and Meghan, 40, left the royal family, the former hasn't been on the best terms with his father. Recently, the 73-year-old wrote an essay about climate change, where he praised Harry and Prince William for their efforts, a sign that he is trying to mend their rift.
“The Prince of Wales has spoken to his son frequently in recent months," a source said. "He loves him very much, as he does both his children, and he looks forward to them being able to spend time together in the near future.”