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Prince Charles 'Has No Plans' To Stick Around For Harry's U.K. Return Ahead Of Princess Diana's Statue Unveiling: Report

Jun. 21 2021, Published 2:38 p.m. ET

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Prince Charles isn't planning on sticking around when estranged son Prince Harry returns to the U.K, according to a report, for the July 1 unveiling of the late Princess Diana's statue.

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When the Duke of Sussex flies over the pond to join Prince William for the unveiling at Kensington Palace, their father will reportedly be more than 400 miles away.

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Harry, 36, is expected to fly to the U.K. later this month and quarantine for at least five days before reuniting with his family at the event to honor his late mom — who died in a car crash at 36 in 1997 — on what would have been her 60th birthday, according to the report. Harry will likely quarantine at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

"Charles has made it quite clear he will not be around beyond that because he is going to Scotland," an insider dished.

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"There is no planned meeting between the three of them," the source added, referring to Charles and his sons — who have been at odds since Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit, dubbed Megxit, last year. The Prince of Wales "will leave the boys to it," said the source.

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Despite Harry's strained relationship with William — given that the red-headed prince bashed the royal family multiple times in recent months — the two will apparently show a united front at the statue unveiling.

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"The boys will walk out together out of respect for their mom," a source told The Sun, adding that they will however make separate speeches. While Harry and William are physically coming together for their mother's sake, they apparently have made no strides in mending their relationship.

"There have not been any personal chats or proper talks, just a very brief and minimal exchange of text messages," the source said ahead of their reunion. "The relationship is still very much strained and there’s no sign yet that there will be any sort of coming together any time soon."

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Meanwhile, this isn't the first time Charles tried to dodge alone time with Harry. OK! previously reported that Harry barely spoke to his father nor brother when he returned to the U.K. for Prince Philip's April funeral. The father-of-two's return back to his homeland for his grandfather's funeral marked his first time in the U.K. since stepping away from his royal duties and publicly dragging royal members through the mud.

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The only chat the three exchanged in was a "clear-the-air talk" with witnesses around for fear that their chat could get twisted and leaked (which wouldn't be unheard of) from Harry's camp.

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As OK! previously reported, William, 38, and Charles, 72, reached out to the Duke of Sussex following the couple's shocking March sit down with Oprah Winfrey. Their private conversation quickly made headlines after Gayle King said she spoke to Harry and reported back that their talks were "not productive," leaving the royal family reluctant to reach out again.

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