Harry didn’t expect to see Charles or William as he makes his surprise return to the UK

The Duke of Sussex has made a surprise return to the UK for the first time since the late Queen’s funeral, but is not expected to meet the King or Prince of Wales.

His trip, for a hearing in London’s High Court in his lawsuit against Daily Mail publisher Associated Newspapers over allegations of illegal information gathering, will be seen as a demonstration of the strength of his determination to pursue legal action.

Just weeks ago, Harry laid bare his troubled relationship with his father, the King, and brother, the Prince of Wales, in his controversial autobiography Spare.

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The Duke of Sussex arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice (Jordan Pettitt/PA)

The King was due to be away on Monday for the first official state visit of his reign, but the trip to France was canceled due to riots over pension reforms, meaning Charles is now in the UK at the same time. than Harry for the first time. in six months

But Buckingham Palace said the King was not in Windsor or London and would leave for a state visit to Germany on Wednesday morning.

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The Prince of Wales, the King, the Duke of Sussex and the Princess Royal leaving Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral (Peter Byrne/PA)

It is also unlikely that Harry will meet with William.

The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are not currently in Windsor due to the juniors’ Easter school holidays.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been asked to leave their UK home, Frogmore Cottage, on the Windsor estate, in a move sanctioned by the King, meaning Harry could spend some of his time packing up the remaining possessions.

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Frogmore Cottage in Windsor (Steve Parsons/PA)

The Duke is also taking legal action against the Home Office over security arrangements when he is in the UK, raising questions about his own security arrangements during this visit.

It has not yet been confirmed if Harry and Meghan will be at the King’s coronation in less than six weeks.

Palace staff have reportedly been told to factor the Sussexes into the arrangements.

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Harry and Meghan have yet to say if they will be at the Abbey for Charles’ coronation (Joe Giddens/PA)

The couple, who have begun using titles for their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, have not said whether they will attend the May 6 ceremony, which coincides with Archie’s fourth birthday.


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