Prince Harry ‘thrilled’ to be reunited with Princess Diana’s family after King Charles, Prince William snub

Prince Harry was thrilled to be reunited with members of Princess Diana’s family at the Invictus Games celebrations — after being shunned by his father and brother, sources tell Page Six.

Harry, 39, warmly hugged his uncle, Earl Spencer, and aunt, Lady Jane Fellowes, both of whom attended the event on Wednesday to celebrate 10 years of the charity that the renegade royal founded.

King Charles and Prince William may have no time for Harry after he trashed them in his bombshell memoir “Spare” — but his mother’s family is more than making up for it.

Prince Harry greeted Earl Spencer with a hug as the two met each other in St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Independent

A source told us, “You can see how sweet they were together.”

Despite the fact that Charles would not see Harry while he was in London, the source stressed that he is still hopeful for a reunion, adding, “Family is important to Harry — period, regardless of what side of the family.”

In addition to his aunt and uncle, Harry’s cousins Lara Spencer, Louis Spencer, and George McCorquodale, were also spotted entering the event at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The prince also hugged his aunt, Lady Jane Fellowes, as she took her seat at the service. The Independent
Charles Spencer and Lady Jane Fellowes joined their nephew Prince Harry at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday.

Diana’s family members then joined Harry at a reception after the service, attended by “Homeland” actor Damien Lewis, held in the Crypt at St Paul’s, we’re told.

Less than three miles away, Charles hosted the first Garden Party of the year at Buckingham Palace. 

He was joined by a slew of senior working royals, including Queen Camilla, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh. 

Harry was seen smiling at Lady Jane Fellowes who was seated beside him at the event. Getty Images for Invictus Games Foundation

Harry’s rep told us earlier this week that Charles, who is currently battling cancer, was too busy to see his youngest son.

We revealed that Harry had been trying to reach his father for the past month, to no avail. Sources denied that he had made any bizarre requests ahead of seeing Charles, calling it “rubbish”.

Harry has been open about the toll that losing his mother at such a young age took on him.

Harry shakes hands with the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral. Getty Images

In his 2023 Netflix docuseries, “Heart of Invictus”, Harry revealed, “My tour of Afghanistan in 2012, flying Apaches, somewhere after that there was an unraveling and the trigger to me was actually returning from Afghanistan. 

“But the stuff that was coming up was from 1997 from the age of 12, losing my mum at such a young age, the trauma that I had I was never really aware of, it was never discussed.”

He continued, “It was never discussed, I didn’t really talk about it and I suppressed it like most youngsters would have done.

“But when it all came fizzing out, I was bouncing off the walls. I was like, ‘What is going on here? I’m now feeling everything as opposed to being numb.’

“The biggest struggle for me was no-one around me really could help.”

Less than three miles way, King Charles and Queen Camilla hosted the first royal garden party of the season at Buckingham Palace. POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Charles and Camilla were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh (right) and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (left) at the garden party. via REUTERS

Earl Spencer famously revealed the harsh divide between the Spencers and the royal family at Diana’s funeral in September 1997 when he said that Diana’s siblings would watch over Harry and William.

“I pledge that we, your blood family, will do all we can to continue the imaginative way in which you were steering these two exceptional young men so that their souls are not simply immersed by duty and tradition but can sing openly as you planned,” he said.

“We fully respect the heritage into which they have both been born and will always respect and encourage them in their royal role but we, like you, recognize the need for them to experience as many different aspects of life as possible to arm them spiritually and emotionally for the years ahead.

“I know you would have expected nothing less from us.”

Harry has remained close with his mother, Princess Diana’s relatives. HIs aunts, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, joined King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton, alongside Doria Ragland, at Prince Archie’s christening in Windsor in July 2019. CHRIS ALLERTON HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX

And Harry has remained close with the Spencer side of his family, despite moving to the US.

Diana’s sisters, Lady Jane and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, were photographed alongside Charles and Camilla, William and Kate Middleton at Prince Archie’s christening in July 2019.

They were also believed to be in attendance at Princess Lilibet’s christening in Montecito in May 2023.

Prince Harry’s uncle Earl Spencer was one of the speakers at the funeral of Princess Diana. He vowed to be there for his sister’s sons as their “blood family.” PA Images via Getty Images
Diana was close to her sisters – she’s seen here with Lady Sarah McCorquodale (far right) at the Burghley Horse Trials, Lincolnshire, in 1989. News UK Ltd/Shutterstock

Harry and his wife Meghan Markle visited Althorp, Diana’s childhood home, in September 2022 — while they were in the UK following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

There they spent time with his uncle and his aunts, and visited Diana’s final resting place, which lies on an island at the estate.

Meanwhile, Harry was also joined by a host of old friends at the Invictus event, including former army officer Mark Dyer, who has been a mentor to the Duke.

The fifth in line to the throne has not been in the UK since February when he met with Charles for barely 30 minutes following the monarch’s cancer diagnosis. He will travel to Nigeria with his wife for their own version of a state visit, landing in the African country on Friday.