HOMESICK Prince Harry was “desperate” to be at the Coronation to publicly support his father, The Sun can reveal.
The Duke made repeated attempts to contact Charles to discuss plans.
But the new King has been so busy he had time for only one conversation. Harry is understood to miss aspects of British life and may start spending more time here — despite losing Frogmore Cottage.
A source told The Sun: “Harry was desperate to come back for the Coronation and spend quality time with his family.”
This has led to hopes that his solo trip without wife Meghan — who is staying in California for son Archie’s fourth birthday — could finally help rebuild bridges among the royals.
The Sun on Sunday revealed Harry had a heart- to-heart talk with Charles before agreeing to come to the Coronation at Westminster Abbey on May 6.
Sources say there is a “willingness and wanting to mend on both sides”.
Insiders say the King is “happy” with his son’s decision and “understanding” of Meghan staying behind.
It is understood Charles has been busy with matters of State and organising the Coronation — and could not correspond with Harry every time he reached out.
Harry’s initial efforts came in the wake of his memoir Spare, in which he attacked Queen Consort Camilla.
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This was always seen as a red line that Harry should never have crossed — and may explain the King’s reluctance to speak with him.
But royal sources say Harry has made it clear he wants to spend quality time with his family when here.
Charles could not find time to meet Harry in March when he jetted back for a High Court case.
Senior royal sources claim there was no “transatlantic ping pong”, but it is understood the Duke has indicated he missed the UK.
Speaking to ITV’s Tom Bradby in January to plug Spare, Harry said: “I want a family, not an institution.”
He also claimed he wanted his father and brother “back”.
Charles has only 150 tickets at his disposal and the Palace sent the Sussexes their invitation around six weeks ago.
It is understood Harry’s security has been the major sticking point. He is suing the Home Office claiming the removal of his taxpayer-funded armed guards is “unfair” and “illegal”.