Prince Harry did not meet with his brother, Prince William, during a roughly 24-hour trip to Britain after Buckingham Palace announced that their father had cancer, an indication that relations between the siblings remain tense.
Harry, 39, flew to London on Tuesday and visited his father, King Charles III, for a short time, but did not meet with William, 41, the heir to the throne, according to a person familiar with their schedules.
The younger prince was seen at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday and was expected to return to the United States soon, the BBC reported. The king’s eldest son resumed his duties as the Prince of Wales, carrying out an honors ceremony at Windsor Castle and attending a charity fund-raiser.
It was unknown what Harry and King Charles, 75, discussed during a visit that lasted between 30 and 45 minutes at Clarence House, the king’s residence in London.
Ashley Hansen, the global press secretary for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, declined to comment about the brothers’ relationship or Harry’s trip to London.
The brothers’ relationship has long been closely watched by the British press, going back to their shared grief over the death of their mother, Princess Diana, and that scrutiny has heightened since Harry and Meghan moved to California in 2020. The brothers did not sit in the same row at their father’s coronation in May, several months after Harry published a memoir that aired anecdotes about the intensely private family’s life.
Harry was direct about his relationship with his brother in a 2022 Netflix documentary, “Harry & Meghan,” which details the couple’s life from when they began dating to their withdrawal from their royal duties.
In the documentary, Harry suggested that William’s press office planted negative stories about Meghan, furthering a rift between the siblings.
“The saddest part of it,” Harry said, “was this wedge created between myself and my brother so that he’s now on the institution side.”
Mark Landler contributed reporting from London.