Prince Harry will be in the UK next month for an Invictus Games service, but King Charles will likely have a busy schedule.

Prince Harry may not have much time to catch up with King Charles when he is in the UK next month, due to His Majesty’s busy schedule.

Buckingham Palace insiders said the monarch is “quite busy” at the moment, despite being in London at the same time as his US-based son.

The Duke of Sussex will fly back to Britain for the 10th anniversary commemorative service for the Invictus Games at St Paul’s Cathedral on May 8.

It is not known whether Meghan Markle and their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, will join him, particularly as the ceremony falls just two days after Archie’s birthday.

Therefore it is expected that Harry will fly in on Tuesday, May 7, the first time he has been in the country of his birth since he dashed over to see his father in February following his cancer diagnosis.

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Prince Harry waves

Prince Harry may not be able to see King Charles (Image: Getty)

The 75-year-old monarch has recently announced his return to public duties, following some months off due to his much-needed convalescence.

The King will likely make plans to see his youngest son if he can, although the Invictus service clashes with one of the first Palace garden parties of the season.

It is understood that he has various other appointments and engagements throughout the week, as he hopes to be well enough to attend major summer events such as Trooping the Colour in June.

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King Charles and Prince Harry on the red carpet

The King is said to be keen to see his son again (Image: Getty)

Charles is not yet cancer-free and will still be undergoing some treatment, but his medical team are understood to be “pleased with the progress made so far” and “remain positive” about his recovery.

There are no confirmed plans for Harry to meet with his estranged brother Prince William and Princess Kate while he is in the UK, nor is it known how long he will stay.

Later in the month he and Meghan will be jetting off to Nigeria after being invited by the African country’s Chief of Defence staff, whom he met last September at the Invictus Games in Germany.

Harry and Meghan watch the Invictus Games

Harry and Meghan at Invictus 2023 in Germany (Image: Getty)

Nigeria participated in the Invictus Games for the first time last year, alongside Israel and Colombia, with Harry hailing them in his speech at the opening ceremony.

He said: “We’re really excited to have new nations join us. Let’s hear it for Colombia, Israel, and Nigeria.

“Now, I’m not saying we play favourites in our home, but since my wife discovered she is of Nigerian descent, it’s likely to get a little bit more competitive this year!”