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King Charles “denied” to take a photo with Prince Harry, and a royal biographer explains why

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In the world of British royalty, the relationship between King Charles III and his son Prince Harry has been capturing headlines.

Recently, a new twist unfolded when King Charles reportedly chose not to take a photograph with Prince Harry during the prince’s visit to the UK. This decision was not just a matter of a busy schedule but seemed to be a deliberate choice.

King Charles III and Prince Harry attending a memorial service marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Gallipoli on the Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey on April 24, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Royal biographer Tom Bower shed light on this, explaining that King Charles and his team saw this as an attempt by Prince Harry to improve his image after facing criticism. They believed that Harry wanted the photo to use it during his upcoming trip to Nigeria, where he planned to highlight his royal connections, especially since Meghan Markle, his wife, has ancestral roots there.

Critics of Prince Harry and Meghan argue that the couple is using their royal status for personal gain and casting a negative light on other members of the royal family. In contrast, their supporters argue that King Charles’s refusal to meet his son shows a lack of forgiveness and is unbecoming of a king.

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Despite these controversies, Prince Harry remains a beloved figure to many. During his visit, he participated in a service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, an event he founded to support wounded servicemen and women. His speech and interactions with the crowd showcased his commitment to these causes.

As Prince Harry greeted his fans, his warm and playful nature shone through, especially in a moment where he humorously questioned a fan using two cameras to take his picture. This interaction, along with his general demeanor, reminded many of his late mother, Princess Diana, and her ability to connect with people.

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The response to Prince Harry’s visit was overwhelmingly positive among the public, contradicting claims that he and Meghan were unwelcome in the UK. This outpouring of support underlines the complex dynamics within the British Royal Family and the enduring affection many hold for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.