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King Charles is too busy to see his son Prince Harry, who hopes to see him ‘soon’

Prince Harry will not be seeing his father King Charles during his current visit to Britain as the monarch will be too busy, Harry’s spokesperson has confirmed.

Harry, 39, has returned to Britain for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, the international sporting event he founded for military personnel wounded in action.

The younger son of King Charles has only been back in Britain on a few occasions since he and his American wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stepped down from official royal roles in 2020 and moved to Los Angeles to live with their two young children.

They have since become estranged from the rest of the royal family and Harry is said to be barely on speaking terms with his elder brother, heir to the throne Prince William.

King Charles has resumed public duties, seen here with Queen Camilla last week inspecting the Coronation Roll, an official record of their coronation.(Reuters: Victoria Jones/Pool)

Harry’s last publicised trip came in February when he made a flying visit to see his father for a quick reunion after Buckingham Palace revealed that the 75-year-old king had been diagnosed with cancer.

There had been press speculation that the pair would meet up again on his latest trip, but a spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex said this would not happen.

“In response to the many inquiries and continued speculation on whether or not the duke will meet with his father while in the UK this week, it unfortunately will not be possible due to His Majesty’s full programme,” the spokesperson said.

“The duke of course is understanding of his father’s diary of commitments and various other priorities and hopes to see him soon.”

The King returned to public duties last week for the first time since his diagnosis with an unspecified form of cancer.

Buckingham Palace said the king’s diary would be carefully managed to minimise any risks to his health.

The palace has said it would not comment on matters relating to Harry.

Prince Harry and King Charles side-by-side

The relationship between Prince Harry and King Charles has come under strain in recent years.(AP)

On Tuesday local time, Harry, who served in the British armed forces in Afghanistan, attended a number of appointments linked to the Invictus Games. 

On Wednesday he will appear at a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in London where he will deliver one of the readings.

After leaving Britain, Harry will be joined by his wife Meghan for a visit to Nigeria.