Exclusive: Prince Harry Was Clearly 'Concerned' About His Father King Charles After Shocking Cancer Diagnosis, 'Made Sense' for Him to Go to U.K. Alone

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The Duke of Sussex rushed to visit an ailing King Charles III.

Feb. 13 2024, Published 8:11 p.m. ET

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Harry, Duke of Sussex, made an impromptu visit to Britain on February 6 to visit his father, King Charles III, who was diagnosed with cancer the day before. Numerous royal analysts have both criticized and praised his brief meeting with the monarch, but one says it is important to focus on what the trip means.

"The main thing about Harry’s visit was that it happened. It clearly showed he was concerned, and [it] may well be followed by subsequent visits," veteran royal and entertainment commentator, Richard Fitzwilliams, exclusively tells The Royal Observer.

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King Charles III's cancer scare hits him only 17 months into his reign.

The expert shares how it was "sensible" for the prince to come to Britain "solo," since the appearance of Meghan Markle, who is largely reviled in the U.K., could have possibly soured the reunion.

"Hopefully, this can be built upon in the future weeks and months," Fitzwilliams observes. "Cancer changes everything, and families should be unified, at least publicly, during this very difficult time."

His Majesty was diagnosed with an unknown form of cancer on Monday, February 5, in news that shocked Britain and concerned the world. Charles III has only reigned for some 17 months since his accession to the Crown on September 8, 2022, when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away. The King, who has been healthy his entire life until now, is currently receiving a series of treatments to fight the condition.

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King Charles is believed to be the only senior royal on speaking terms with Prince Harry.

Not much is known about the reunion between father and son, apart from its brevity.

"Harry’s visit, after he learned of his father’s illness, was brief and the pair spent only some 30 minutes together," Fitzwilliams points out. "This may have been because the King had just begun outpatient treatment and was very tired."

Other analysts believe that the Montecito Duke's "in and out" trip was a "slap in the face" to the monarch, and feel it was nothing more than a "PR stunt" on Harry's part. If reports are to be believed, the Prince of Wales is also not happy about his sibling's "hyped-up" visit with their dad.

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The Prince of Wales reportedly did not meet with the Duke of Sussex during his brief visit to Britain on February 6, 2024.

"William would be upset that Harry yet again has chosen to make this visit to see his father a PR opportunity," royal author Ingrid Seward told a publication. "As far as William is concerned, he has absolutely no interest in speaking to Harry until Harry behaves like a gentleman and apologizes for the years of rudeness and slurs he has aimed at William and the Princess of Wales."

The scribe further revealed how the future king "must be privately furious" at his younger brother for using their ill father as "an opportunity to announce his arrival and expect to see" the heir to the throne.

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Prince Harry reportedly only met with King Charles on February 6, 2024.

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