In a poignant return to the United Kingdom, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, recently made a solo journey from California to be by the side of his ailing father, King Charles.
The Duke's visit follows the monarch's battle with cancer, marking a significant moment for the royal family amidst a backdrop of familial tensions.
However, Prince Harry's reunion with King Charles has raised eyebrows as it seemingly bypassed an encounter with his elder brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Princess Kate.
Reports suggested that the Duke of Sussex spent less than an hour at Clarence House before departing for an undisclosed destination, hinting at a possible snub to the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Despite King Charles's evident delight at his son's presence, there appear to be no immediate plans for a reconciliation between Harry and William.
The Duke notably did not visit Adelaide Cottage in Windsor, where Princess Kate is recuperating from undisclosed abdominal surgery, further fueling speculation about the depth of the familial divide.
While some sources express hope for future gatherings that might include the grandchildren, tensions linger within the royal household. King Charles, in his efforts to mend the fractured relationship between his sons, continues to advocate for reconciliation, emphasising the importance of unity during trying times.
Royal experts and historians echo the sentiment, urging the brothers to set aside their differences for the greater good of the monarchy. As the heir to the throne, Prince William is expected to step up in his public duties amid the ongoing health crisis, emphasizing the need for a united front among the royals.