Prince Harry Rushes to UK After Father’s Cancer Diagnosis


Prince Harry has arrived at the airport ahead of his urgent flight to the UK today to be with his father, King Charles, after the monarch was diagnosed with cancer.

Arrival at LAX

The Duke of Sussex, who was informed of his father's diagnosis personally by the King, was seen arriving into a private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in his black Range Rover.

Flight to the UK

Prince Harry is due to land in the UK around midday today to be with King Charles, 75, as soon as possible.

Family Stays Behind

Meghan, 42, will stay behind at their Montecito mansion with their children Archie, 4, and two-year-old Lilibet.

Weather Delays

The Duke's travels were previously delayed due to flood warnings and stormy weather in California.

Accommodation in the UK

It is not known where Prince Harry will stay when in the UK after being evicted from Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate last year.

Diagnosis and Announcements

King Charles informed Prince Harry of his diagnosis by phone before Buckingham Palace issued its shock announcement at 6pm on Monday.

Changes in Plans

Prince Harry was originally scheduled to visit Canada next week for the Invictus Games and public engagements with Meghan. However, he will now fly to London to see his father first.

Prince William's Return

Prince William will also return to public engagements on Wednesday after canceling his diary to care for Kate and their children following her abdominal surgery last month.

King Charles' Health

Charles last week left the hospital after an operation on an enlarged prostate. However, during his stay, a "separate issue of concern was noted."

Key Takeaways:

  • The King has been diagnosed with a form of cancer
  • Prince Harry is flying to the UK to support his father
  • Meghan will remain in California with their children
  • The King personally called his siblings and children to tell them
  • He is receiving expert care from specialist doctors
  • His Majesty returned from Sandringham to London to begin treatment
  • Doctors advised the King to postpone public-facing Royal duties
  • Camilla is preparing to play an important role supporting the King
  • Charles will continue to receive Red Boxes and State documents during his treatment
  • The King will continue to meet the Prime Minister for a weekly audience

Resuming Duties

It remains unclear when the King, 75, will be able to resume full-time duties. He will continue with his weekly audiences with the Prime Minister, but they may have to be scaled back on the advice of doctors.

Other Royals' Duties

In the meantime, other Royals, including the Queen and Prince of Wales, will continue with a full program of public duties. They are also likely to undertake additional duties on behalf of the King while he is out of action.

Princess of Wales' Duties

The Princess of Wales is unlikely to be seen carrying out any frontline duties until after Easter in April, sources say.