Prince Charles, 73, has expressed his wish to spend some quality time with his grandchildren having spent so little with them following Meghan and Harry’s move to the US. The Prince of Wales has not seen Archie since he was six months old and has never met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter, Lilibet Diana, who was born in June.
The Mirror reports that Charles made the offer to bring the family together for the first time since Harry and Meghan stepped down from duties in the lead up to Christmas.
Royal sources have claimed the Prince of Wales has held several “good-natured and enjoyable” video calls with the Sussexes during the past few months.
A source said: “The Prince of Wales has been saddened that he hasn’t had the opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren, which he really does miss.
“He is a fantastic grandfather and loves playing the role immensely and it’s certainly fair to say he feels there is something missing from his life without the ability to get to know Harry’s children.
“This is something he is hoping to remedy which is why he made the gesture for Harry, Meghan and the children to stay with him if they wanted to, whenever they may come home for a period of time.
“In the meantime, there has been a series of good-natured and enjoyable calls between them all which is something the prince very much looks forward to.”
While another source close to Charles has claimed Harry and his father have spoken “frequently in recent months”.
They added: “He loves him very much, as he does both his children, and he looks forward to them being able to spend time together in the near future.”
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He argues his private protection team in the US does not have adequate jurisdiction abroad or access to UK intelligence information which is needed to keep his family safe.
Since stepping away from royal duties in 2020, Harry has returned to the UK on two occasions but never with his family in tow.
The Duke first returned in April 2021 to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip.
He later returned to the US to reunite with his family, before heading to the UK again in July.
This visit saw Harry unveil a statue of Diana at Kensington Palace, and the occasion marked the second time the Duke had reunited with his brother William, 39, since moving across the pond.
The statue shows the Princess of Wales, who died in 1997, surrounded by children with her arms outstretched and is situated in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, known to be their mother’s favourite spot.
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