RICHARD EDEN: Why I don't blame King Charles for snubbing Harry

RICHARD EDEN: Harry and Meghan  caused Queen Elizabeth real heartache – so who can blame King Charles for snubbing them?

King Charles is well within his rights to decide he ‘has no time in his diary’ to meet Prince Harry tomorrow on his  brief return to Britain.

That’s the view of Daily Mail Diary Editor Richard Eden, in his latest Palace Confidential newsletter.

Many had expected a family reunion at Balmoral for the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s death on Friday, September 8.

But as Mail on Sunday Assistant Editor Kate Mansey revealed last week, it’s unlikely Harry will be there. 

King Charles will mark the first anniversary of his mother’s death at Balmoral on Friday September 8. It is his first anniversary as King. But Harry will not be there

Harry’s memoir, Spare, proved to be an explosive best-seller. But it caused pain to his close relatives, says  Richard Eden  

Meghan looks pleased in this picture from the Buckingham Palace balcony. Her Late Majesty, The Queen, less so… They were gathered to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018

Instead, the King and Queen Camilla will spend the day privately at Balmoral, where Elizabeth died, while Prince William and Catherine are expected to lead the tributes in public.

Some have been upset by the apparent snub and say that Charles should take the opportunity to mend fences with his younger son, who will attend a charity awards ceremony in London this evening.

‘I disagree,’ writes Eden. 

‘The California-based couple showed scant regard for Harry’s grandparents when they gave an explosive, appalling interview to Oprah Winfrey when Prince Philip was being treated in hospital for his final illness. 

Queen Elizabeth, pictured in the Drawing Room at  Balmoral before receiving Prime Minister Liz Truss on September 6 – two days before she passed away

The Duchess of Sussex, right, poses for the cameras with Kerry Washington and Kelly Rowland 

‘And, while the frail Queen was in worsening health, they added to her worries by announcing that Harry would be publishing a tell-all memoir and appearing in a Netflix series with more criticism of her family.

‘Who can blame the King if he doesn’t want to see the son and daughter-in-law who caused his dying mother such heartache?’

To read more of Richard’s royal commentary, click here

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