Prince Harry makes appearance at King Charles’ 75th birthday tribute after party snobbery

Prince Harry made an appearance at a tribute to King Charles III’s 75th birthday despite the father-son duo being estranged.

The royal family’s official Instagram account shared a series of photos from Charles’ life on Tuesday, including some memories from Harry’s childhood.

One photo showed the prince on the day he was born in 1984 with his father and late mother, Princess Diana.

A second snap showed a young Harry hitting the slopes with Charles on a ski trip, and another showed them smiling at a royal event in 1996.

“👑🎂 We wish His Majesty the King a happy 75th birthday,” the family captioned the montage.

Interestingly, none of the photos featured Harry, 36, and his estranged brother Prince William with their father.

King Charles III’s birthday tribute included photos of Prince Harry.
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The royal family’s official Instagram account shared a montage of photos from Charles’ past.

Even though Harry won’t be attending any of Charles’ birthday festivities, he is expected to call his father to wish him a happy birthday.

Sources told the BBC that the Duke of Suss*x will call the reigning monarch on Tuesday, with the outlet noting the move could be seen as an olive branch after he was snubbed from in-person celebrations.

Reports claimed earlier this month that Harry would not attend Charles’ birthday party, but the ‘Spare’ author later said he never received an invitation in the first place .

One photo showed Harry and Charles together at an event in 1997.

“In response to headlines in the UK media, there has been no contact regarding an invitation to Her Majesty’s upcoming birthday party,” Harry’s spokesperson told the Messenger.

“It is disappointing that the Sunday Times misreported this story.”

A royal source also told the website that Buckingham Palace “never contacted” Harry.

Harry claims he never received an invitation to Charles’ birthday festivities.

Charles will celebrate his milestone birthday by hosting a reception for NHS nurses and midwives.

He also commemorated the occasion by launching a new foundation, Coronation Food Project, which the family’s Instagram described as “a groundbreaking initiative to help reduce food waste and support those living with food insecurity.”

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Harry has not seen his family since attending Charles’ coronation without his wife, Meghan Markle, in May. And even then, he didn’t interact with Charles or the Prince of Wales, 41, and left immediately after the event ended.

“There has been no contact regarding an invitation to Her Majesty’s next birthday,” Harry’s spokesperson said.
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The Invictus Games founder has been at odds with Charles and William since he and Markle, 42, stepped down from royal duties in 2020 and moved to Montecito, California, where they now live with their two children, Prince Archie, 4 years old, and Princess Lilibet, 2 years old.

Harry then made matters worse when he criticized his father in his memoir, describing him as cold and unaffectionate.

He wrote in his book that Charles didn’t hug him after announcing Diana’s death in a car crash in 1997. Harry also claimed his father said his “job was done” after the birth of his youngest son and that he had produced an alternative heir. to the British throne.

Harry and Charles have been separated since the prince stepped down from royal duties in 2020.
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Despite the tension, sources claimed Charles wanted nothing more than to ingratiate himself with Harry – but for strategic purposes.

“Ultimately, Charles has not only a personal but also a strategic need to resolve the problem,” a former palace staffer told The Daily Beast last month.

“It is untenable that the king, who is the national symbol of unity, is on such bad terms with his son.”

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