Prince Harry is due to arrive in London today as he makes a fleeting solo visit for tonight’s WellChild Awards on the eve of the anniversary of the Queen’s death.
Neither the King nor the Prince of Wales will meet with Harry during his visit, a palace insider claimed, adding that Charles had ‘no time in the diary’ to see his son. William is not thought to have been in touch with Harry for months.
Harry – who will fly in today without his wife Meghan Markle – will celebrate the achievements and resilience of seriously ill youngsters and the families supported by WellChild, a charity of which he has been patron for 15 years. And from Saturday he will be in Dusseldorf in Germany for the opening ceremony of his Invictus Games.
The venue of tonight’s awards ceremony is being kept secret, with the organisers declining to tell MailOnline the location. One source said both the organisers and Harry were ‘absolutely paranoid’ about the location being revealed before the event.
WellChild have however revealed a livestream of the awards will be broadcast from 6.15pm via the website of Hello! magazine, which are its official media partners.
The magazine also reported that Harry will likely remain in Britain tomorrow for the anniversary of the Queen’s death. He will then travel to Dusseldorf on Saturday.
King Charles III and Queen Camilla are not expected to attend any public engagements this week as they remember the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
The pair will instead mark the anniversary privately tomorrow at their Scottish retreat, where they are spending their traditional summer break.
It is understood that an invitation to the Royal Family’s annual summer get-together at Balmoral had not been extended to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this year.
Prince Harry is due to arrive in the UK today as he makes a fleeting solo visit to attend tonight’s WellChild Awards on the eve of the anniversary of the Queen’s death. The Duke of Sussex is pictured speaking at a sports event in Tokyo last month
After he attends the WellChild Awards in London tonight, Harry will head to Dusseldorf for the Invcitus Games. It is thought that Meghan will not join him for the UK leg of the trip – but will instead fly straight to Germany. Harry and Meghan are pictured together in November 2017 after publicly announcing their engagement
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died peacefully at Balmoral in Scotland on September 8 last year, aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. She is pictured in the Drawing Room at Balmoral just two days before her death
Harry will attend the WellChild Awards in London tonight before heading to Dusseldorf later this month. It is thought that Meghan will not join him for the UK leg of the trip – but will instead fly straight to Germany for the Invictus Games.
Last year Harry had been due to give a speech at the WellChild ceremony but rushed to Scotland to be with his family when his grandmother the Queen was gravely ill.
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died peacefully at Balmoral in Scotland on September 8 last year, aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
And while the first anniversary of her death will be a poignant period of reflection for all the entire family, it is unlikely to yield a reunion between the working royals and the Sussexes.
It is thought that Prince William has not had any contact with his younger brother since Harry released his autobiography, Spare, in January, in which he accused his older brother of pushing him to the ground, causing Harry to fall on a dog bowl.
The Duke of Sussex has handed back the keys to his grace-and-favour home of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor and it is unclear whether his family would be offering him any other accommodation during his stay.
King Charles and Queen Camilla are not expected to attend any public engagements during the week of the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s death. The pair will instead mark the moment privately tomorrow at their Scottish retreat. The couple are pictured attending a service at Crathie Church in Balmoral on Sunday
Neither the King nor the Prince of Wales will meet with Harry during his visit. William is not thought to have been in touch with Harry for months. Princes William (left) and Harry (right) are pictured at the unveiling of a statue of their mother, Princess Diana at The Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace in July 2021
The first anniversary of the Queen’s death will be a poignant period of reflection for all the entire family, but sources say it is unlikely to yield a reunion between the working royals and the Sussexes. Pictured: King Charles III follows behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey following her state funeral on September 19 last year
Harry also appeared to again criticise his family last month in a multi-million-pound television series about the Invictus Games, the international sporting tournament he founded for wounded veterans.
In an interview for the TV streaming giant Netflix, the Duke launched a fresh attack, saying that he had ‘no support structure’ to help him cope with his mental health issues stemming from his time in Afghanistan and the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
He said: ‘The biggest struggle for me was no one around me really could help. I didn’t have that support structure, that network, or that expert advice to identify what was actually going on with me.’
The documentary series, called ‘Heart of Invictus’, was filmed during last year’s games in The Hague, Netherlands.
In addition to attending this year’s Invictus Games, Harry is also set to take part in a German version of ‘Match of the Day’ to help promote the competition.
He will be a guest on a late-night TV show which usually discuss and analyses the afternoon’s football in the German league, known as the Bundesliga.
But rather than talking about the latest results involving Harry Kane’s new team Bayern Munich he will be discussing the Invictus Games.
Last year Harry had been due to give a speech at the WellChild ceremony but rushed to Scotland to be with his family when his grandmother the Queen was gravely ill. Pictured: The late Queen and Prince Harry together in 2019
It is thought that Prince William has not had any contact with his younger brother since Harry released his autobiography, Spare, in January. The last time the brothers were seen together with their wives was during a walkabout outside Windsor Castle following the Queen’s funeral in September (pictured)
Harry will be launching the bi-annual Invictus Games on his own in Germany as his wife Meghan remains home in California with their two young children. Pictured: Prince Harry watches indoor basketball at the Invictus Games 2022
The Duke will be joined by the German defence minister Boris Pistorius for the live chat on Saturday night on the sport studio show. Three competitors from the games will also take part.
Harry is expected to fly by helicopter from to the ZDF studios in Mainz after the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. The transport will be provided by the German military who are the hosts for the week-long event involving teams from 21 different countries.
Harry will be launching the bi-annual games on his own in Germany as his wife Meghan remains home in California with their two young children.
She is expected to join him later in the week and take part in the closing ceremony at the Merkur-Spiel Arena. Singer Rita Ora will perform at the closing event where both Harry and Meghan will give speeches.
During the TV studio chat Harry will be interviewed by hosts Katrin Muller- Hohenstein and Sven Voss about the event he created for wounded, injured and disabled veterans.
Princes William and Harry simile with their father King Charles, then the Prince of Wales, during the Invictus Games at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in 2014
In a nod to German viewers ZDF said the show, which goes out at 10pm UK time, will be offered with subtitles.
Harry is expected to arrive in Germany on Saturday morning and attend an event at Dusseldorf Town Hall where he will sign a ‘Golden Book’ reserved for VIP guests.
A year ago, when he an Meghan visited the city they were mobbed by enthusiastic fans who took selfies with the couple.
The adulation was before the publication of his controversial autobiography ‘Spare’ where he took swipes at other members of the Royal Family.