King Charles 'not content' with only seeing Archie and Lilibet on video calls

King Charles reportedly wants to see more of his grandchildren Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet and is "never content" with just communicating them via video calls from California.



King Charles is said to be keen to spend more time with his grandchildren
King Charles is said to be keen to spend more time with his grandchildren

King Charles is reportedly not "content" with only seeing his grandchildren Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet on video calls from California.

The youngsters live in the US with their parents Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and they rarely get a chance to spend time with their grandfather who is based in the UK and now a source reports the King longs to see more of the kids.

An insider told The Mirror newspaper: "The King is absolutely committed to being present in all of his grandchildren's lives. He values family above everything and whatever the course of his ­relationship with his son he would never be content with just seeing his grandchildren on the odd video call."

Royal author Ingrid Seward also opened up about the King's relationship with his US-based grandchildren, telling the publication: "It is a great sadness to him he doesn't see more of Archie and Lilibet.

"That is why he will never break ties with Harry. He does not want a FaceTime relationship with his son's children. He wants to know them and be involved with their lives while they are still young enough to be able to learn from his wisdom."

However, an insider close to Harry insisted there's nothing blocking the monarch from having a relationship with the kids, telling the Mirror: "There has never been an issue with the King being in their lives and there never would be. The door is always open."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back from their duties as senior royals in 2020 and moved to Canada before later decamping to California with their son. Daughter Lilibet was later born in the US.

Tensions between the couple and their family back in the UK have been strained following a series of public revelations from the Sussexes in their interview with Oprah Winfrey, their Netflix docuseries as well as Harry's book 'Spare' but the Duke made a dash back to the UK earlier this year to see his father following the King's diagnosis with cancer.