The Clear Sign William Isn't Ready To Reconcile With Harry Amid Charles' Cancer Diagnosis

In the wake of the news that King Charles III was diagnosed with cancer, there's hope for a reconciliation with his youngest son Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, considering Harry flew from California to London to see his father. However, even though Harry flew all that way, he and William, Prince of Wales did not spend time together. Granted, Harry was there for just 25 hours — he arrived at London Heathrow around noon on Tuesday — but our guess is that if both of the brothers had wanted to meet up, they could have made it happen, especially considering that Harry only spent about 45 minutes with King Charles.

Harry reportedly was open to spending some time with his brother during his quick trip to London, per the Daily Mail. So since the meeting didn't happen, it seems that it's William who isn't ready to put the past aside and mend the fence with his little brother just yet. While some might think that William couldn't see his brother because he was with his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales as she was recovering from abdominal surgery at home, he returned to public appearances on Wednesday, so he's clearly able to get out of the house.

Prince Harry may still be expecting an apology from Prince William

It could be that William, Prince of Wales, isn't ready to apologize to Meghan Markle, which is something that Prince Harry has said he wants. In talking about William and his father in January 2023, Harry told The Telegraph: "I'm willing to forgive you for everything you've done, and I wish you'd actually sat down with me, properly, and instead of saying I'm delusional and paranoid, actually sit down and have a proper conversation about this, because what I'd really like is some accountability. [...] And an apology to my wife."

William could still be hurt about Harry's memoir "Spare," which had a number of big claims about him, including that he'd knocked his brother to the ground over an argument about Meghan. There was also the bombshell Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan in 2021 and the Netflix docuseries "Harry & Meghan" from 2022, neither of which showed the royal family or William in a particularly good light. Whether William's angry about the airing of the family's dirty laundry in public or he just doesn't agree with how Harry presented some of their interactions, it seems like there are still some ongoing problems between the two.

Prince William might want nothing to do with Prince Harry

There are some other potential reasons William, Prince of Wales just wasn't ready to meet with Prince Harry during his visit. William is dealing with a lot. Along with his father's cancer diagnosis, whatever it is that Kate Middleton had surgery for was serious enough that she had to spend nearly two weeks in the hospital. Having a heart-to-heart with his brother could be too overwhelming and, frankly, impossible for him to process. Especially when you consider that he's having to go back to work — since King Charles won't be making any public appearances for the foreseeable future, William's surely going to have to pick up some of the slack.

One of the saddest possible reasons the two didn't meet up is that William just doesn't want anything to do with his brother anymore. We hope that's not the case. Though if it is, perhaps if or when Harry and his father reconcile and start rebuilding their relationship, that will be the impetus for William working through his issues with his brother.

The last time that Harry was in his home country was for his father's coronation in May 2023. He and his brother didn't publicly interact, and given how tensions still seem high between them, we doubt that they had anything to do with each other behind the scenes.