Prince Harry has snubbed Prince George, claiming that the Duke “didn’t see” his nephew during a recent trip.
According to a royal source, Prince Harry appeared to ignore Prince George during a recent trip back to the UK, as the Duke of Sussex “didn’t see” his nephew.
Today is George’s ninth birthday, and Kensington Palace has published a wonderful portrait of him. The photo, which depicts the smiling toddler atop a Land Rover Defender, was taken earlier this month in Norfolk by Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as a “tribute” to Prince Philip. The late Duke, who died in April, was a regular driver of Land Rover cars, and his coffin was carried in a specially adapted Land Rover Defender at his funeral at Windsor Castle in April.
Harry, who has been living in California with his wife Meghan Markle since leaving the royal family, returned to the UK to attend his grandfather’s burial, which was limited to 30 people due to COVID-19 limitations.
According to sources, the Duke of Sussex’s brief visit did not include much face time with other members of the Royal Family, such as his nieces and nephews.
The young royals, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, who turned three in April, were not present during the service.
“Harry didn’t get to see [Prince] George, [Princess] Charlotte, and [Prince] Louis in the UK,” a royal source told Us Weekly.
“He was in seclusion at Frogmore [Cottage] except for the day of Philip’s funeral and a secret audience with the Queen.”
Between quarantine regulations and a need to get back to his pregnant wife, Harry didn’t seem to have much free time.
Meghan’s doctors had advised her not to travel.
Harry was verified to be back in the UK on April 12, barely three days after Philip’s death, and was immediately quarantined until the burial service on April 17.
Harry reportedly traveled back to California shortly after the funeral service to resume quarantining.
Kate is an accomplished photographer who captures photographs of her children on a regular basis to commemorate significant events in their lives.
Her most recent photo was taken in Norfolk, near the Queen’s Sandringham estate, where their family home, Anmer Hall, is located.
Her Majesty has also wished a “very happy” birthday to her great-grandson.
“Wishing Prince George a very happy 8th birthday today!” read a tweet from the Royal Family account.
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