RICHARD EDEN: Harry and Meghan caused Queen Elizabeth real heartache – so who can blame King Charles for snubbing them?
RICHARD EDEN: Harry and Meghan have caused Queen Elizabeth real grief – so who can blame King Charles for rejecting them?
King Charles has every right to decide that he “has no time in his agenda” to meet Prince Harry tomorrow on his brief return to Britain.
That is the view of Daily Mail Diary editor Richard Eden in his latest Palace Confidential newsletter.
Many had expected a family reunion in Balmoral to mark the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s death on Friday 8 September.
But as Mail on Sunday assistant editor Kate Mansey revealed last week, Harry is unlikely to be there.
King Charles will celebrate the first anniversary of his mother’s death at Balmoral on Friday, September 8. It’s his first birthday as king. But Harry won’t be there
Harry’s memoir, Spare, proved to be an explosive bestseller. But it caused pain to his closest relatives, says Richard Eden
Meghan looks pleased in this photo from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Her Majesty, the Queen, to a lesser extent… They gathered to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force in 2018
Instead, the King and Queen Camilla will spend the day privately at Balmoral, where Elizabeth died, while Prince William and Catherine are expected to lead the tributes in public.
Some are upset by the apparent criticism, saying Charles should take the opportunity to mend fences with his youngest son, who will be attending a charity awards ceremony in London tonight.
“I disagree,” writes Eden.
The California-based couple showed little respect for Harry’s grandparents when they gave an explosive, disgusting interview to Oprah Winfrey as Prince Philip was hospitalized for his latest illness.
Queen Elizabeth pictured in the drawing room at Balmoral before receiving Prime Minister Liz Truss on September 6 – two days before she passed away
The Duchess of Sussex, right, poses for the cameras with Kerry Washington and Kelly Rowland
And as the frail Queen’s health deteriorated, they added to her concerns by announcing that Harry would be publishing a sweeping memoir and appearing in a Netflix series more critical of her family.
“Who can blame the king if he doesn’t want to see the son and daughter-in-law who brought so much grief to his dying mother?”
To read more of Richard’s royal commentary, click here