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published : 2023-11-14

King Charles' 75th Birthday: The Royal Drama Unfolds Without Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal Family Relieved as Duke and Duchess of Sussex Miss Landmark Celebration

A photo of King Charles during a previous birthday celebration, surrounded by senior members of the British monarchy. (Taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

Reports have emerged that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be attending the 75th birthday celebrations of His Majesty, King Charles. This revelation has left senior members of the British monarchy feeling a sense of relief.

Although King Charles had hoped for his youngest son's presence on such a momentous occasion, the strained relationship between father and son has made it a greater issue. Meghan's public statement about Harry losing his father deeply hurt the King, who has always been there for his son.

As King Charles reflects on reaching this milestone birthday, he is confronted with the difficulties of life as a reigning monarch. He realizes that the family's tumultuous dynamics make his celebration all the more complex.

The King had envisioned a reunion with Prince Harry, who had recently returned from a visit to Kenya alongside Queen Camilla. However, it seems that Harry's decision to inform the media through his spokesperson about their absence was final.

An image of an empty chair at the birthday celebration, symbolizing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's absence. (Taken with Nikon D850)

Prince Harry made it clear earlier this year that he and Meghan would only consider returning to the United Kingdom if the senior members of the British monarchy, including Queen Camilla, Prince William, and Prince Charles, publicly apologized to Meghan. This ultimatum poses a significant challenge for the King, who dislikes confrontation.

The 75th birthday celebration for King Charles will be a private affair. In light of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the King wants to avoid any display of excess wealth that might offend those struggling. He strives to embody the ethos of the new monarchy he envisions leading.

Consequently, the King has requested that cards, flowers, and gifts be sent to local charities, as he believes he has everything he needs at this stage of his life. Queen Camilla, known for her sense of humor, plans to seize this opportune moment by gifting the King a pen that leaks when used—an allusion to a comical incident from Charles' accession.

Amidst this family drama, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle intend to privately send their well wishes to the King, along with a card from their children, Prince Archie and Princess Lily. However, they hope to keep these gestures discreet, in stark contrast to the public nature of their critique in their book 'Spare.'

A close-up shot of King Charles holding a heartfelt card from Prince Archie and Princess Lily. (Taken with Sony Alpha a7 III)

The historical significance of King Charles' 75th birthday is overshadowed by the fractured relationships within his family. The King pleads for his final years not to be marred by unpleasantness caused by Harry and Meghan. Unfortunately, his pleas have gone mostly unheard, and this year has proven to be exceedingly challenging for the newly crowned king.

The true extent of this dramatic birthday celebration remains to be seen, as details are scarce. Nonetheless, King Charles finds himself in a position he could never have imagined—being a king with a fractured family. With each passing word and action, this captivating saga draws closer to its intriguing climax.