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Prince Harry reportedly declined King Charles’ invitation to stay in royal residence during London trip

Keeping the distance.

Prince Harry reportedly declined King Charles’ invitation to stay in a royal residence during his recent trip to London, according to the Sunday Times.

The Duke of Sussex — who used to live at the Frogmore Cottage alongside his wife, Meghan Markle, before stepping down from his royal duties in 2020 — opted to stay in a hotel, per royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah.

Per the Sunday Times, the Duke of Sussex opted to stay in a hotel instead. POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, used to live in Frogmore Cottage before stepping down from their royal duties in 2020. AFP via Getty Images

Harry landed in the U.K. on May 7 for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, which was hosted at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

At the time, he confirmed through his rep that his dad would be unable to meet with him during his nearly four-day trip abroad.

“In response to the many inquiries and continued speculation on whether or not the duke will meet with his father while in the UK this week, it unfortunately will not be possible due to His Majesty’s full program,” a spokesperson for the father of two told Page Six on May 7.

On May 7, the father of two landed in London for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games. Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

A spokesperson for the duke confirmed his father would be unable to meet with him. WireImage

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“The duke of course is understanding of his father’s diary of commitments and various other priorities and hopes to see him soon.”

Several insiders told Page Six that Harry also extended an invitation to the games to other royal family members. However, they didn’t show up amid ongoing tension.

Harry’s sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, remains out of the public eye as she undergoes cancer treatment.

“It unfortunately will not be possible due to His Majesty’s full program,” the spokesperson told us. In Pictures via Getty Images

Insiders also told us Harry invited other members of the royal family to the game, but they didn’t show up. Getty Images

As for Prince William, their feud stems even deeper as we previously revealed the brothers haven’t talked in over a year following the release of the duke’s 2023 memoir, “Spare.”

Meanwhile, Harry was met with open arms by his mom Princess Diana’s family as several of them attended the games.

Insiders told us he was embraced by his uncle Earl Spencer and aunt Lady Jane Fellowes at the event Wednesday.

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