King Charles ‘denied’ taking a photo with son Prince Harry for a reason, royal biographer explains


    According to rumors, King Charles turned down the opportunity to snap a picture with Prince Harry while the Duke of Sussex was recently in the United Kingdom. A royal biographer explained the rationale behind this unexpected 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

    The ongoing story of King Charles III and Prince Harry’s relationship has taken a new turn as royal biographer Tom Bower has revealed the reason behind the King’s absence from his son’s meeting this week. He says the King made a purposeful effort to keep the Duke from getting good press, not just because of his hectic schedule.

    King Charles III and Prince Harry chatting during the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli event in Gallipoli, Turkey on April 25, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

    “The King has recognized this for what it is, as have his advisors. The main goal is to strengthen the brand, which is desperately suffering. “Harry was desperate for a photo opportunity for the King,” Bower continued. To be fair, the King has denied him that. Bower goes on to say that Harry’s desire to snap a picture with his father stems from their intended journey to Nigeria, the country of Meghan’s mother’s origins. Tom describes the couple’s intention to use their visit as an opportunity to play the “royal card.”

    Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the “Together” cookbook launch in London, England on September 20, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

    Tom said to GB News, “She is going to play the Duchess there and play the Royal Family.” When asked why Prince Harry wanted to take a picture with King Charles III, Tom gave his explanation, saying that the Prince wanted to travel to Nigeria and declare, “I come here as a member of the Royal Family.” He continued by saying that he thought Prince Harry and his spouse were “putting William and Kate in a terrible light” and “exploiting the misery in London.” “Rightly, Buckingham Palace declared that this time, ‘we’re not going to play their game.”

    Meghan Markle waving the Nigerian flag with Prince Harry by her side as they interact with Nigerian fans during the 6th Invictus Games in North Rhine-Westphalia, Duesseldorf on September 14, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

    The public’s response to Tom’s remarks has mostly agreed with the royal biographer. Concurred. Nothing that Meghan and Lapdog do is done without a (not so subtle) ulterior motive, said a social media user. “Intelligent Tom – expressing what the majority, if not the majority, are thinking. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼,” another person commented. HAHA. Funny, these rejected suitors. Nevertheless, it is also awkward. I can see from the photos that H got his photo ops,” added another person.

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games One Year To Go Event in Whistler, Canada on February 15, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

    Even though Tom was supported by many, not everyone agreed with him.”King Charles demonstrated to the world his unfitness as the head of the church. Unforgiveness and pettiness are terrible qualities, an X user commented. Another individual said, “‘Toughen up.'” about the claim that King Charles III has been “toughening up” when it comes to dealing with his youngest son. Making no time for his son merely serves to highlight his petty nature!”I’ve been away all day but it’s just lovely to see Harrymania in the UK,” exclaimed a fan of Prince Harry. Prince Harry is an incredible talent ℐ🤩 We cherish you, Harry! ❤️

    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

    The Duke of Sussex is still adored by many people despite the critiques and other charges made against Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams, who claimed they had made life tough for the King and other royal family members.


    Prince Harry has also benefited from the family of his late mother. The siblings of Princess Diana, Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, and Lady Jane Fellowes, supported their nephew at the Thanksgiving Service commemorating the Invictus Games’ tenth anniversary. His cousins Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and George McCorquodale, Ned Spencer, were also there for the event.


    Prince Harry’s return to the United Kingdom has been greeted with delight, although certain members of his royal family have chosen to ignore him. On his first day there, he spoke with fans and went to a liturgy at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral.

    Prince Harry arrives at The Invictus Games Foundation 10th Anniversary Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on May 8, 2024, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

    In a moving statement, Prince Harry opened the 10th Invictus Games Foundation service at the cathedral. Speaking to a crowd of over a thousand people, he paid tribute to the Invictus Games, an organization he started in 2014 to assist injured service members.

    Prince Harry speaks in front of a crowd inside St. Paul’s Cathedral on May 8, 2024. | Source: YouTube/TheTimes

    Enthusiastic supporters waited behind barricades to see the Duke as he emerged from the cathedral, decked out in a black suit with a red-and-black tie and holding honorary medals. One particularly enthusiastic admirer stood out from the others, trying to take a picture of the prince by holding two phones up to his face.

    Prince Harry greets fans in a video dated May 9, 2024. | Source:

    In a lighthearted question, Prince Harry stated that it didn’t make sense for the fans to have two cameras. He moved down the line, gently guiding her arms behind the barrier. Many of his fans were won over by this playful exchange, and many later applauded his manner on social media. “Prince Harry greeting the crowds! [..] And the square was packed!” wrote a fan. Another adoring voice echoed the exuberance, swooning, “We love you, Harry!”A user wrote, “What a guy.”

    Prince Harry greets fans in a video dated May 9, 2024. | Source:

    Another person reminisced about Princess Diana, saying, “See, he’s their Prince, the son of the legendary Diana once!”Furthermore, a user added, “Thankfully, William is like his mother; regrettably, he is like his father. “Just look at the massive crowds that greeted Prince Harry the nonworking Royal and the most love[d] and popular Prince of hearts!” exclaimed one person, while another highlighted the positive public response to Prince Harry. It only goes to demonstrate how much more the BRF (British Royal Family) needs him than he needs them!


    Some remarked that Meghan was receiving a lot of love from the audience, with one person exclaiming, “I love this for Harry!” How sweet that they also sent their love to Meghan. Nevertheless, several detractors questioned Prince Harry and Meghan’s earlier assertions of encountering animosity in the nation, even in light of the warm welcome.

    “One thing is evident from today’s #IAM10 #InvictusGames anniversary: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exaggerated and lied about the British public’s desire to assault them,” the skeptic said. Another commenter, noting what was absent from the occasion, offered compassion to Prince Harry, saying, “So sad that his father or brother could not make time to see him he must feel very left out.”