'Swift' and 'Brutal' Royal Response: Prince Harry's Wish to Return to Crown Duties Was Quickly Answered by the Palace

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The Duke of Sussex will likely not be returning to royal duties — ever.

Feb. 23 2024, Published 7:08 p.m. ET

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Harry, Duke of Sussex, may want to return to being a working royal, but it looks like that ship has sailed — permanently as he was met with a "swift and brutal" reply.

"What I hear is that, while the King is keen to mend fences with his younger son, Prince William is adamant that the Royal Household should stick with the Sandringham summit agreement with Queen Elizabeth of 2020," royal commentator Richard Eden shared.

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Prince William and King Charles III are 'over' Prince Harry's drama.

The Duke of Sussex, along with Meghan Markle, infamously left the monarchy in early 2020 in a scandal that is forever known as "Megxit."

Prince Harry is reportedly set to sporadically return to the U.K. to help King Charles III during his continuing cancer treatment. Friends of the Montecito Duke have told an outlet that the fifth in line to the throne will even work as a typical senior royal during these visits, breaking his four-year-long absence from the royal stage.

Speaking on Good Morning America on Friday, February 16, the fiery-haired prince shared: "I have got many trips planned that will take me through the U.K. or back to the U.K., so I will my family as much as I can."

When asked by one of the hosts to share his outlook on His Majesty's health, the Duke of Sussex replied: "That stays between me and him."

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Prince Harry returned briefly to the U.K. on February 6, 2024.

He then majorly broke Buckingham Palace protocol, which prohibits revealing discussions about royal health, by stating: "Look, I love my family. The fact that I was able to get on a plane and go and see him and spend any time with him, I'm grateful for that. Throughout all these families I see it on a day-to-day basis, again, the strength of the family unit coming together. I think any illness, any sickness, brings families together."

There was no mention of Prince William, who is believed to have made it a point to stay far away from his youngest brother during the February 6, 45-minute reunion between the King and Harry.

Despite hope that the two royal siblings — who were once very close — may reconcile during Harry's recent visit, no such reunion occurred.

In fact, "They had not spoken for months owing to the Sussexes indiscretions. William doesn’t trust his brother. If you read his ill-advised memoir Spare, it is obvious why!" renowned royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams exclusively told The Royal Observer on February 15.

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King Charles is believed to be the only senior royal that still talks to the Duke of Sussex.

"We know there has been a deep rift in the royal family," he added. "We also know that Harry’s visit, after he learned of his father’s illness, was brief and the pair spent only some 30 minutes together," Fitzwilliams concluded.

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Prince Harry left the royal family four years ago.

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Daily Express reported on Eden's comments.

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