Prince Harry Departs London 24 Hours After Arriving To See King Charles III Amid Cancer Battle

Prince Harry left London to see King Charles III just 24 hours after arriving in the United Kingdom, where he is battling cancer.

The Duke of Sussex was flown to Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, a day after his "brief" meeting with the monarch, which lasted "45 minutes", following Buckingham Palace's announcement of the monarch's cancer diagnosis on Monday, The Sun reports. But was seen going back.

The Daily Mail reported that it was the first time the two met in person since the Duke traveled to the UK for the funeral of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022. The outlet reported that the royal family had traveled to London for the king's coronation in May 2023, but it is believed the two never spoke. 

A royal source claimed the meeting was "brief" because the king was tired after cancer treatment, but added that the king was "coping brilliantly." If you didn't know what the issue was, you wouldn't even know he had a condition."

A source close to the duke said there are "no plans" for Harry to meet anyone else in his family, including his brother Prince William, amid their reportedly strained relationship with his wife Meghan Markle following their initial decision to step down from their senior royal role. "No". In 2020. It is also believed that he did not meet his sister-in-law Kate Middleton, who is recovering from stomach surgery.

"The Duke's primary reason for traveling to the UK is to meet his father," a source told the Daily Mail. "If there had been an opportunity to meet the Prince of Wales the Duke would have gladly accepted it."

On Monday, Buckingham Palace announced that the king had recently been diagnosed with cancer during a "hospital procedure for a benign prostate enlargement."

"Subsequent clinical trials have identified a form of cancer," the statement said, without providing further details. "Her Majesty has today begun a program of routine treatment, during which doctors have advised her to suspend public-facing duties."

"Throughout this period, Her Majesty will continue to conduct state business and official paperwork as usual," the statement said. “The King is grateful for the prompt intervention of his medical team, which was made possible due to his recent hospital procedure. He is completely positive about his treatment and is eager to return to full public duty as soon as possible.

The statement concluded, "Her Majesty has decided to share her diagnosis to stop speculation and hopefully it will help public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer."

The royal family traveled alone to London, leaving the Duchess of Sussex and her two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, at their home in Southern California.

The king ascended the throne in September 2022 following the death of his mother at the age of 96.

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