Prince William is “upset” over his brother Prince Harry’s brief trans-Atlantic dash to see his cancer-stricken father, King Charles, according to a royal expert.
The Duke of Sussex’s blink-and-you-miss-it trip to London last week saw him spend a total of 24 hours on home soil, less than an hour of which was spent with his ailing father.
And according to royal expert and author Ingrid Seward, the Prince of Wales, 41, has branded Harry’s trip as a “PR opportunity,” and has “absolutely no interest” in reconciling.
“William would be upset that Harry yet again has chosen to make this visit to see his father a PR opportunity,” Seward told The Sun.
“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.”
Seward said that the heir to the throne “must be privately furious” that Harry used his trip as “an opportunity to announce his arrival and expect to see William,” she claims.
The royal author, who penned the 2003 biography “William & Harry,” added that the trip proved that the father of two still clings to his “impulsive” nature, and argued that he “should have waited for a week or two” before visiting.
The Post has reached out to Kensington Palace for comment.
King Charles’ cancer diagnosis
- King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer less than 15 months after ascending to the throne.
- The shocking development came just a week after the 75-year-old king was discharged from the hospital following treatment for an enlarged prostate.
- His estranged son Prince Harry traveled to the UK Tuesday to see his father, returning to California 24 hours later.
- Prince Harry has still not spoken to Prince William on the heels of their father King Charles’ cancer diagnosis — but the shocking news could force the estranged siblings into an uneasy truce, sources say.
- Kensington Palace did not specify when the king would be expected to return to his royal duties, as all of his public engagements have been put on pause.
Sources close to Harry said he would have “gladly accepted” a chance to see his brother, however that opportunity did not arise, it’s understood.
Harry reportedly stayed at a luxe London hotel during his one-night getaway, rather than staying with family at one of their many royal residences peppered across the country.
According to Charles’ former butler Grant Harrold, the duke decided to stay at a hotel to show the royal family that he was capable of “supporting himself” financially.