Real reason King Charles and Prince Harry's meeting only lasted 30 minutes

This is why Harry and Charles' meeting didn't go beyond half an hour.

The real reason King Charles and Prince Harry only met for 30 minutes following the announcement of His Majesty's cancer diagnosis has been revealed.

Prince Harry flew from the US to London for one day last week after Buckingham Palace confirmed the news that the King was diagnosed with a form of cancer during his recent hospital visit for an enlarged prostate, however, they added that the treatment wasn't related to the cancer.

Prince Harry and King Charles
The real reason Charles and Harry only met for 30 minutes following the announcement of His Majesty's cancer diagnosis has been revealed. Photo: Getty

Now, royal expert Robert Jobson has told The Sun that the meeting was kept to 30 minutes so as to keep the King's stress levels down.

"You don't want his blood pressure going up. The King's not very well, whatever type of cancer it is, he's undergoing treatment," he said, adding His Majesty may soon leave Sandringham in favour of the quieter Wood Farm.


"The best thing for him is calm," he added. "After the initial kiss and hug, love you dad, hope you get better soon, what issues are going to get raised? Things that will get your blood pressure rising."

The King left for Sandringham via helicopter as soon as he was finished catching up with Harry, but Wood Farm is where his father, Prince Philip, would often stay after stepping back from his royal duties in 2017.

King Charles' first public statement after cancer diagnosis

King Charles
King Charles has broken his silence following his shock cancer diagnosis last week. Photo: Getty

It comes after the King shared his first statement about the cancer, expressing his "heartfelt thanks" for the messages he's received.

His full statement reads: "I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks for the many messages of support and good wishes I have received in recent days.


"As all those who have been affected by cancer will know, such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement.

"It is equally heartening to hear how sharing my own diagnosis has helped promote public understanding and shine a light on the work of all those organisations which support cancer patients and their families across the UK and wider world. My lifelong admiration for their tireless care and dedication is all the greater as a result of my own personal experience."

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