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Prince Harry hints he’s open to family reconciliation after king’s cancer diagnosis | Prince Harry

Prince Harry said he was grateful to be able to fly in from the United States to visit his father, hinting that King Charles’ cancer diagnosis could heal rifts within the royal family.

In an interview on US breakfast television on Friday, the Duke of Sussex said his visit to London to meet the king could be a step towards reuniting the family after years of strained relations.

“I love my family. And the fact that I was able to get on a plane and go see them. [my father] And I thank him for spending every moment with me,” he told ABC’s Good Morning America from Whistler, Canada.

Host Will Reeve spoke about his family’s reaction to his father, the late Superman actor Christopher Reeve, becoming paralyzed in 1995. Illness in the family can have an uplifting effect on the family, or a type of cohesion. Is that possible in this case? ”

Harry replied: Yes, certainly. Through all of these families, I repeat, I see families growing stronger every day. I believe that families come together no matter what illness or illness. ”

When asked about the outlook for his father’s health, Prince Harry said: “That’s between me and my father,” and declined to reveal any information, but did say he intended to visit him in the future. Stated. “I’m planning other trips through and back to the UK, so I’ll be stopping by and seeing my family as much as possible,” he said.

When asked about living in the United States and whether he had considered becoming an American citizen, the prince said he had. Prince Harry said: “American citizenship has crossed my mind, but it’s certainly not a priority for me at the moment.”

It was Prince Harry’s first meeting since the monarch postponed all official duties due to his diagnosis. During the broadcast, she was also scheduled to talk about her life with the Duchess of Sussex and the Invictus Games.

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Prince Harry, who lives in California with his wife and two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, flew to the UK last week to meet the king. He made this trip less than 24 hours after announcing his father’s health condition. Meghan and her children remained in California.

After Prince Harry met with his father for 45 minutes at Clarence House, he did not meet with his younger brother, the Prince of Wales.

King Charles, 75, is staying at his Sandringham estate in Norfolk while undergoing treatment. He has handed over his royal duties to Prince William, but continues to handle official affairs.

He was diagnosed with an unspecified cancer after undergoing unrelated treatment for an enlarged prostate. Subsequent tests identified another form of cancer. Officials said the king wanted to share his own diagnosis to help the public understand the disease.

The royal family has been plagued by health issues this year, with the Princess of Wales spending 13 days in hospital after undergoing successful abdominal surgery. Kensington Palace said she is expected to return to her royal duties after Easter, but the exact timing of her return will be determined by the advice of her doctors.

Meghan accompanied her husband on a trip to Canada as part of the one-year countdown to the 2025 Invictus Games. The Duke of Sussex tried his hand at skeleton bobsledding as he joined athletes in training for next year’s competition.

Prince Harry’s interview comes a week after he and Meghan Markle announced that they had signed a deal with Lemonada Media to record a new podcast show. The company will distribute Meghan Markle’s previous Archetype series, which depicts female stereotypes, but that series was limited to one series until the lucrative deal with Spotify ends in 2023.

The couple also revamped the Archewell website, which is the foundation’s name, and renamed it “The Office of Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

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