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Prince Harry will return to the US after his visit to Charles, William will not meet Millie Pi News

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Prince Harry flew more than 8,000 kilometers to see his father, King Charles III, after he was diagnosed with cancer. But Harry did not see his brother William during his nearly 24-hour visit.

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The King brothers are emotionally and physically an ocean apart.

British media published pictures of Harry at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday afternoon, a day after he arrived at the airport on a flight from Los Angeles.

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She returned to life in California after visiting the UK and spent less than an hour with her father at Clarence House, the King’s London home. Any meeting between siblings is usually approved by palace officials.

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And William returned to public duties for the first time since his wife Kate was admitted to a London hospital on January 16 for abdominal surgery. He spent almost two weeks in a private clinic in London and recovered at home. William presented medals to celebrities and local heroes at a ceremony at Windsor Castle in the morning and was due to attend a charity dinner for London’s Ambulance Service on Wednesday night.

The images of that day are more attractive to the famous figures of the British media: the polite William, the flighty Harry.

Prince William, Prince of Wales attends the London Air Ambulance Charity Gala Dinner on February 7, 2024 in London, England.

Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Behind this simplistic conclusion are the two royal brothers – when their mother, Princess Diana, died, William was 15 and Harry was 12, their paths diverged sharply.

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While heir William was destined to be king from birth, Harry, who is fifth in line to the throne behind his brother and William’s three children, has often struggled with the more ambiguous role of “back-up”.

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He chose Reserve William recounts a lifetime of sibling grievances as the title of his 2023 memoir, from getting a bigger bedroom at Balmoral Castle to a vicious row in which Harry claims William tore off his necklace and dropped it in the dog’s bowl.

In the book, Harry claims the British media treated him and his wife Meghan – also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – as villains compared to the virtuous William and Kate, and accused palace officials of lying to protect his older brother. did

The reason the Sussexes decided to step down as royals in 2020 and move to the US was the racist treatment of the bi-national Meghan by the media and the lack of support from the palace.

In an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, the couple portrayed the royal family as uncaring about Meghan’s mental health struggles, and an unnamed family member accused Harry of racism before their son Archie was born. They suggested that he commented. Harry described his relationship with William as “space now”.

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Since then, the relationship between the brothers was formal and brief. They were seen temporarily putting their troubled relationship aside to attend their grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle in 2021. The pair did not walk side by side behind Philip’s coffin, but were pictured chatting and walking together after the service.

In September 2022, the siblings walked side by side behind their grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin before she was laid to rest in state. William later said it brought back memories of doing the same at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.

Harry traveled to the UK in May for his father’s coronation at Westminster Abbey. He ordered to sit two rows behind his brother, came to the abbey alone and remained alone. The brothers did not appear to speak or even acknowledge each other.

Harry’s campaign to subdue the British tabloid press also put him at loggerheads with his relatives. She broke with the royal family’s tradition of not attending court proceedings and launched several lawsuits against the media for hacking her phone and other privacy violations.

Harry said in court documents that Charles told palace staff to stop the trial because it was bad for the family. He also said William had secretly settled his hacking claims against Rupert Murdoch’s publications in 2020 for “huge money”.

In Reserve“Please, boys, don’t make my last years miserable,” Harry said after their father Philip’s funeral.

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Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith says it takes more than one visit to heal the rifts in the royal family.

“I don’t think we need to think too much about it,” said Bedell Smith, the author. Prince Charles: Passions and Paradoxes of an Impossible Life.

“The family (Harry) has caused very, very deep pain,” she said. But, he added: “King Charles, by nature, he not only wants to heal the world, but I think his motivation is to try to heal the family.”

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Associated Press writers Brian Melley and Sylvia Hui contributed to this story.

&Copy 2024 The Canadian Press

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