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Prince Harry – live: Duke of Sussex arrives in Nigeria with Meghan for Invictus after ‘second Charles snub’

King hosts garden party with royals as Prince Harry misses reunion

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at Legos this morning after Prince Harry’s brief return to the UK where he celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games – but did not see King Charles due to conflict of newspaper.

Harry and Meghan are in Nigeria on a whirlwind tour to promote the games in Africa – and are expected to visit a school, meet injured servicemen and attend basketball and polo matches before attending a gala evening.

The couple will also attend a training session for the charity Nigeria: Unconquered – which collaborates with the Invictus Games – as well as a reception where military families will be honoured.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, returned to the UK on Tuesday afternoon for a service at St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate Invictus. A few miles away, Charles welcomed guests to the first garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace.

The monarch and his son did not meet during Harry’s brief visit to the UK due to the king’s “full schedule”, Harry’s spokesperson said.

This statement was followed by news of a so-called “second snub”: Prince William is set to be named colonel-in-chief of Harry’s former military regiment, the Army Air Corps.

Meghan, 42, did not attend the celebrations in the UK and remained in Los Angeles before meeting Harry at Heathrow Airport on Thursday evening.


Harry and Meghan celebrate the Invictus Games in Nigeria

The couple, who are visiting the country for the first time as a duo, arrived this morning and began a busy schedule of events.

This included a visit to the Lights Academy in Abuja, Nigeria, which they support through their Archewell Foundation.

Meghan didn’t join Harry to celebrate UK games anniversary (P.A.)
The couple seemed to be having a good time (P.A.)
The school is supported by its non-profit organization, the Archwell Foundation. (P.A.)

Emma GuinnessMay 10, 2024 10:29


Harry and Meghan stay in £600-a-night Nigerian hotel

The couple flew to the country on a Boeing 777 after Meghan met Harry at Heathrow Airport following his decision to skip Britain’s celebrations of the 10th anniversary of its Invictus Games.

They are reportedly staying at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, where the presidential suite costs £600 a night.

The five-star hotel has a swimming pool, spa and picturesque views of the mountains surrounding the Nigerian capital.

It also benefits from a prime central location, allowing the couple to easily travel to the events they need to attend during their three-day visit.

Harry and Meghan stay in one of the best Nigerian hotels (REUTERS)

Emma GuinnessMay 10, 2024 09:30


Harry and Meghan’s busy Nigerian itinerary

The couple are expected to visit a school before meeting injured service members at a hospital as part of events marking the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Other events include a training session for a charity that works with games, Nigeria: Unconquered, and a reception honoring military families.

The Invictus Games, created by Prince Harry in 2014, give injured and ill military personnel the opportunity to showcase their sporting skills.

Harry and Meghan will also visit a basketball camp and polo fundraiser.

According to reports, the couple were invited to Nigeria by the country’s Chief of Defense Staff, who was said to have been “delighted” to have accepted the invitation.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a very busy schedule for their trip to Nigeria (Yaroslav Sabitov/PA) (PA wire)

Emma GuinnessMay 10, 2024 9:00 a.m.


Prince Harry celebrates Invictus Games anniversary as king hosts garden party just miles away

Harry, meanwhile, was joined by Diana’s siblings, Lady Jane Fellowes and Earl Spencer, as well as former army officer Mark Dyer, who supported him after the Princess of Wales’ death.

Maroosha MuzaffarMay 10, 2024 9:00 a.m.


Harry and Meghan arrive in Nigeria for Invictus Games celebrations

The Duke of Sussex, 39, flew from the United Kingdom where he briefly visited alone to mark the anniversary of the event he founded in 2014.

He arrived on Tuesday afternoon (May 7) and suffered two apparent reprimands from his family.

The first was the news that his father, King Charles, was reportedly too busy to see his youngest son after returning to work last week.

The second snub came in the form of the news that Prince Wiliam would soon be appointed colonel-in-chief of Harry’s old military regiment, the Army Air Corps.

Harry appeared to show courage at the UK appreciation ceremony which he attended on Wednesday without his immediate family.

He smiled at well-wishers from the public who came to watch his first public event in some time and he was supported at the ceremony by various members of the Spencer family.

Prince Harry hugs his family as he is supported by Princess Diana’s brother and sister at the Invictus Games ceremony. (SWIMMING POOL IN THE UK)
Prince Harry looked happy to see the British public again on Wednesday (EPA)

Emma GuinnessMay 10, 2024 08:31


New Harry and Meghan documentary will reveal ‘new secrets’ about the couple

An explosive new documentary about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is in the works.

Reports say it will reveal “new secrets” about the lives of former royals.

Produced by a German television production company, it will be based on the findings of journalist Ulrike Grunewald, who traveled to California to learn more about the couple by conducting an investigation in their Montecito neighborhood.

One of those interviewed is former Fleet Street royal journalist Richard Mineards, who said he was “grilled” about the couple.

“Los Angeles-based producer Melanie Hillmann grilled me for two hours about my Riven Rock neighbors, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, under the direction of Ulrike Grunewald,” he revealed.

“The interview will soon be broadcast as part of a prime-time documentary on ZDF Royal.”

Alexander ButlerMay 10, 2024 7:00 a.m.


How Harry and Charles were twenty minutes away – but remain miles apart

Alexander ButlerMay 10, 2024 6:00 a.m.


Body language expert says Harry was relieved by warm UK welcome

A body language expert has claimed Prince Harry was relieved by the warm welcome he received at the Invictus Games thank you ceremony.

Psychologist Judi James said Harry’s initial posture suggested he had a degree of “anxiety” about how people would react to him in his first public appearance in some time.

“(His) lack of body engagement (probably gave him) the opportunity to walk out to save face if his welcome (was) less than warm,” she told the Online mail.

“Harry’s smile and narrowed eyes suggest he might be excited and relieved to meet fans in the UK.”

Alexander ButlerMay 10, 2024 05:00


King’s trust in Harry ‘long gone’ after ‘tsunami of pain’ for royal family

King’s trust in Harry ‘long gone’ after ‘tsunami of pain’ for royal family

King Charles III’s trust in the Duke of Sussex was “long gone” after he caused the family a “tsunami of pain”, a royal expert has claimed. Prince Harry will return to the UK in May to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games. According to Kinsey Schofield, Charles is happy to spend time with Harry but “will remain on guard to protect the people he loves.” Schofield told Fox News Digital: “Harry will always have access to his father, but the trust is long gone. “Harry does not take responsibility for the tsunami of suffering he has caused his family. The King sees this very clearly.”

Alexander ButlerMay 10, 2024 04:00


Jennie Bond: Depth of divide in royal family shown after King Charles is too busy to see Prince Harry

The depth of the divide in the royal family was revealed after the king was too busy to see Harry, says Jennie Bond

The depth of the divide within the royal family was demonstrated after it was revealed that King Charles was too busy to see Prince Harry during his visit to the UK, royal commentator Jennie Bond has said. The Duke of Sussex returned to the UK on Tuesday May 7 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games. A spokesperson for the Duke said he would not meet the King due to “Her Majesty’s full programme”. In an interview with Sky News on Tuesday evening, Ms Bond, who has reported on the royal family for 35 years, said she was “stunned” by the decision. She said: “I think that speaks volumes about the depth of the divide. »

Alexander ButlerMay 10, 2024 02:00

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