This Is Why Prince Harry Won’t Visit King Charles or Prince William While He’s in London

london, england march 28 prince harry, duke of sussex arrives at the royal courts of justice on march 28, 2023 in london, england prince harry is one of several claimants in a lawsuit against associated newspapers, publisher of the daily mail photo by dan kitwoodgetty images
Why Harry Isn't Seeing His Family in LondonDan Kitwood - Getty Images

Though business brings Prince Harry to London for a brief visit, he won't have a chance to meet with his family while he's in town.

The Duke of Sussex is currently attending a days-long pretrial hearing against Associated Newspapers at London's High Court, of which he is one of the claimants bringing legal action against the the publisher for illegal information gathering. understands thatHarry notified his father, King Charles III, of his surprise visit before flying from California to London this past weekend, but was told that the monarch would be "too busy," a source says. (The king was originally slated to be in France at this time, but that visit was canceled due to anti-pension reform protests.)

King Charles and Queen Camilla departed today for a royal tour of Germany, but Buckingham Palace confirms to BAZAAR that the monarch was not in Windsor or London before his departure.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales, tells BAZAAR that the family is "not in Windsor" due to Easter holidays.

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Prince Harry seen leaving London’s High Court yesterday.Getty - Getty Images

Amid the hearing, Harry is staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, the Sussexes's official U.K. residence which King Charles requested them to vacate earlier this month.

The Duke of Sussex intends to stay in London all week for the hearing against Associated Newspapers, which officially concludes tomorrow.

In a witness statement released yesterday, Harry alleged that the royal institution did not fully disclose all of the details concerning a phone hacking incident by the British publisher. "The Institution was without a doubt withholding information from me for a long time about NGN's phone hacking and that has only become clear in recent years as I have pursued my own claim with different legal advice and representation," he said. "It is not an exaggeration to say that the bubble burst in terms of what I knew in 2020 when I moved out of the United Kingdom."

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