Prince Charles' desperation to meet Lilibet amid Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 'danger' fears

Prince Charles
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Prince Charles is said to be so 'desperate' to see his grandchildren that he's invited his son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to stay with him on their next visit to the UK, following the news that the Sussexes don't feel safe in the UK. 

It was revealed earlier this week that the Queen could never meet Lilibet Diana because Prince Harry has said it's too dangerous for him to travel to the UK with his own security.

As a result, the Duke of Sussex applied for a judicial review against the Home Office's decision to not let him fund his family's own adequate police protection.

But there could be a solution to Prince Harry's security fears as his father has offered the whole family to stay with him and Duchess Camilla in the hope that Harry and Meghan will bring their children Archie and Lilibet Diana with them on their next UK visit.

Archie, two, was aged six months when he last saw his grandfather Charles and sister Lilibet Diana, aged seven months, is yet to meet Charles in person.

It's no secret that Prince Harry has has a strained relationship with Charles since he quit the UK to start a new life with Meghan in the US back in 2020.

And their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview did nothing to repair the rift, with Harry claiming Charles had "stopped taking his calls".

But in recent months Prince Harry and Charles are reported to have had a few "good natured and enjoyable" Zoom calls.

Prince Charles and Prince Harry

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Previously reports claimed Charles is "saddened" not to have met baby Lilibet Diana, who's nicknamed Lili for short.

Lili was welcomed by the Sussexes last year after former Suits actress Meghan gave birth in the summer, having revealed the sex of the baby in a chat with talkshow legend Oprah Winfrey back in March.

A royal expert branded Charles a "fantastic grandfather" who "loves playing the role immensely".

And it's claimed Charles is willing to host the pair and their kids, who now live in Los Angeles in California, at his home.

The expert said, "The Prince of Wales has been saddened that he hasn't had the opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren, which he really does miss.

"He is a fantastic grandfather and loves playing the role immensely and it's certainly fair to say he feels there is something missing from his life without the ability to get to know Harry's children.

"This is something he is hoping to remedy which is why he made the gesture for Harry, Meghan and the children to stay with him if they wanted to, whenever they may come home for a period of time."

And his grand gesture might help allay Prince Harry's recent security fears as Prince Charles and Camilla are among the few royals to receive 24-hour police protection.

The Queen and Prince William and Kate are the other royals who also get such security protection.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)