Harry ‘very keen’ to meet Charles during trip to UK next week

According to reports, any potential meeting is unlikely to include Prince of Wales

John Besley
Saturday 04 May 2024 04:40 BST
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The Duke of Sussex is expected to meet the King during his trip to the UK next week, it has been reported.

Harry will attend a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday, 8 May.

The Sun reports the duke is “very keen” to meet Charles, after their last meeting in February following the King’s cancer diagnosis.

It has also been reported that any potential meeting is unlikely to include the Prince of Wales, with William scheduled to be away from the capital on Thursday and Friday.

The duke is expected to give a reading at a service of thanksgiving marking a decade since the inaugural Invictus Games London in 2014.

It will be the first major event he has attended in Britain for some time.

Organisers say there has been no confirmation of any other royals attending, or if the Duchess of Sussex or the couple’s children will be in the UK.

The service is scheduled two days after Harry’s son Archie celebrates his fifth birthday.

Actor Damian Lewis is set to recite the Invictus poem during the service.

Representatives from Invictus Games participating nations, including members of the wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veteran community, will also be in attendance.

Following the ceremony, Harry and Meghan are scheduled to head to Nigeria after being invited by the west African country’s chief of defence staff, who met Harry in Germany last September at Invictus Games Dusseldorf.

Harry and Meghan moved to the US in 2020 after stepping down from royal duties.

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