Earlier this month, when their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, paid a quick visit to the UK, Charles got to meet his two youngest grandkids.
According to reports, the Prince of Wales reconnected with his grandson Archie after a “very special” separation and had a “very emotional and wonderful” first encounter with his granddaughter Lilibet.
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two youngest children visited the UK earlier this month, Prince Charles was able to meet them.
When Prince Harry and Meghan and their kids arrived from California for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall were “absolutely thrilled” to see them.
During her visit, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, also known as Lili, celebrated her first birthday and had her first encounter with the great-grandmother who bears her name.
Harry, who resigned from his position as a senior working royal in 2020, has a rocky relationship with his father. Harry once spoke to US television host Oprah Winfrey about how he felt let down and how Charles once stopped returning his calls.
The Sussexes accused an anonymous royal of being racist toward their unborn son in the same March 2021 interview, and the larger institution of neglecting to assist Meghan while she was having suicidal thoughts. This caused a crisis inside the monarchy.
However, a top royal source claimed that welcoming the family back to the UK had been “wonderful.”
“It was fantastic to see them. It was wonderful to have them back in Britain,” the source said.
“The prince and the duchess were absolutely thrilled to see them.
“The prince, of course, hasn’t seen his grandson Archie for a bit of time and so it was very, very, very special to have some time with him.
“He hadn’t met Lili, his granddaughter, and so to meet her was very emotional a very, very wonderful thing.”
As per vanityfair, despite sitting well across the aisle from Charles, Camilla, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Harry and Meghan attended the jubilee service of thanksgiving at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral.
Other public jubilee events were not attended by the Sussexes.
George, Charlotte, and Louis are three further grandchildren of Charles, whose parents are Prince William and Kate.