As we had previously reported, Prince Harry's 71-year-old father Prince Charles had tested positive for the coronavirus. The heir to the throne displayed mild symptoms prior to getting tested, according to the statement issued by Clarence House. The Duchess of Cornwall had also been tested but does not have the virus. The Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland and will stay at their home Burnham on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland. Prince Charles has spoken to both his sons Prince William and Prince Harry about the diagnosis. Harry and Meghan have currently moved from Canada to the U.S and are now self-isolating in Los Angeles.
To be safe, Meghan reportedly does not want Harry to go and see his father during this pandemic. And rightly so. As difficult as it is, obviously it's important for everyone to be self-quarantined. Harry and Charles were last seen at the Duke of Sussex and wife Meghan's last official royal event in the U.K. on March 9 at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. An insider revealed to The Daily Mail that Meghan has asked Harry not to visit his father at this time. The source said the Duchess of Sussex told Harry that "under no circumstances, is she okay with him traveling anywhere right now." The source added, "Meghan said Harry's been in touch with his dad... Of course, he's frustrated. She said they both are frustrated because they are doers and want to do so much more to help."
The insider also shared that Meghan told her inner circle that she is looking into fostering a black Labrador named Cole in order to help ease the strain on local animal shelters and rescue groups. She urged her friends to do the same. She already has two rescue dogs, a beagle named Guy and a Labrador-shepherd mix called Bogart. Meghan and Prince Harry introduced a black lab to their family in late 2018 who they named Oz. "Meghan said they were originally interested in a three-month-old mixed breed puppy named Panda, but are now looking at a slightly older black lab named Cole, who is really good with young kids and other dogs. Meghan said they have plenty of space and it wouldn't be a problem," the source said.
Meghan also told friends that Harry has regularly been in touch with
brother, Prince William, and grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. “She said
this world crisis has actually brought them all closer together,
especially Harry and his brother,” the source told the outlet. “Harry
has made it very clear to them that he will do whatever he can to help
from Canada. Meghan said they are grateful, especially Harry, that they
could spend time with his family before all this insanity began."
We previously reported that the tension between the brothers reportedly has been brewing ever since Harry prematurely left the military in 2015. Harry has previously acknowledged that there were tensions between the two. In an interview when ITV's Tom Bradby asked, "There's been a lot of news in the press about rifts with your brother. How much of that is true?" this is what Harry had said in response. "Part of this role, part of this job, this family, being under the pressure which it's under, inevitably stuff happens. But we are brothers. We will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him, and as I know he will always be there for me. We don't see each other as much as we used to as we are so busy. But I love him dearly and you know the majority of the stuff is probably — well, the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days and you have bad days."
Meanwhile, William reportedly told his friend, "I've put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can't do that anymore – we're separate entities. I'm sad about that. All we can do, and all I can do, is try to support them and hope that the time comes when we're all singing from the same page. I want everyone to play on the team." Hopefully, now things can get better between them with just "good days". Especially during a pandemic like this and having their father tested positive for the novel coronavirus, maybe now they can put their differences aside, reach out to each other and put family first.