• The Invictus Games turn 10
  • Prince Harry is in London to celebrate
  • THIS is why the family wasn't there

In a twist that's got the whole world talking, Prince Harry (38, Duke of Sussex) has made headlines once again, but this time it's not for a family reunion many had hoped for. As the Invictus Games celebrate a decade of triumph and resilience, the Prince's visit to the UK has been shadowed by missed connections and royal duties.

A Royal Miss: Schedules Clash, No Catch-ups!

Despite the buzz and speculation, a spokesperson has confirmed the unfortunate news: Harry won't be seeing his father, King Charles, during his trip.

It seems their packed schedules are to blame, leaving no room for a father-son catch-up. Even a church service in honor of the Invictus Games couldn't bring the royals together, with Charles and Queen Camilla tied up at a Buckingham Palace garden party.

The garden party was a royal affair with Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester all in attendance. Noticeably absent were Prince William and Kate Middleton, with the latter stepping back from royal duties due to ongoing cancer treatment.

Despite the family gap, Harry was all smiles as he approached St Paul's Cathedral, warmly greeting onlookers and clergy. Meghan Markle, also opting out of the trip, left Harry to navigate the event solo. The Duke's spokesperson expressed Harry's understanding of his father's commitments, hinting at hopes for a future meeting.

"In response to the many inquiries and continued speculation on whether or not The Duke will meet with his father while in the U.K. this week, it, unfortunately, will not be possible due to His Majesty’s full program," Harry's spokesperson told 'People' magazine earlier this week.

"The Duke, of course, is understanding of his father’s diary of commitments and various other priorities and hopes to see him soon."

Ahead of Harry's trip to the U.K., royal experts and authors speculated that the family's current crisis (Charles and Kate's cancer diagnoses) would bring Harry and William together for a brotherly reunion. However, earlier this week, Ingrid Seward called it "unlikely."

"William has enough going on and doesn't need the stress," Seward told sources. "But he might realize Harry will want to see Kate after her cancer diagnosis as they were once so close."

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Royal experts had been abuzz with the possibility of a crisis bringing the brothers together, especially in light of Kate's health struggles. However, Ingrid Seward, a royal author, deemed a reunion "unlikely," citing the need for William to avoid additional stress.