Prince Harry Wants to ‘Take Up Some of the Slack’ & Help Family Amid Health News, According to Royal Author

"In fact, he’s eager to return to London and help"

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While King Charles, 75, and Kate Middleton, 42, undergo treatment for their undisclosed types of cancerPrince Harry may just be ready to lend a helping hand to his royal family members.

While sitting down with Hello! Canada, royal expert Christopher Andersen, who wrote The King: The Life of Charles III, shared that he believes Prince Harry would be open to taking on a part-time royal role while his father and sister-in-law continue to receive medical treatment. 

Ever since the two senior royals have taken a step back from their royal duties, Prince William, 41, and Queen Camilla, 76, have picked up the slack, making a handful of solo appearances and taking on more public engagements

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In case you didn’t know, Prince Harry will be traveling to London next month for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Invictus Games. And Andersen speculates that the 39-year-old royal will express his desire to “take up some of the slack” during this difficult time. 

“In fact, he’s eager to return to London and help take up some of the slack now that the medical issues of the King and the Princess of Wales have thrown the monarchy into a state of crisis,” he told the publication.

Anderson added, “If they could all put these perceived slights and resentments behind them, Harry and Meghan could be hugely valuable assets to the monarchy at a time when it could use all the help it can get.”

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After King Charles’s cancer diagnosis was made public, Prince Harry jumped on a plane and flew to London to visit him at Clarence House (aka the monarch’s current residence). 

In a surprise interview with Good Morning America that same month, the Duke of Sussex revealed that he had to see his father as soon as possible after learning the news, telling ABC News reporter Will Reeve, “Look, I love my family. The fact that I was able to get on a plane and go and see him and spend any time with him, I’m grateful for that.” 

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, 42, also reached out to Princess Catherine and Prince William following the Princess of Wales’s cancer diagnosis. In a public statement shared by People, the couple said, “We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace.” 

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