Prince William described his father as a devoted grandfather. He said in a BBC documentary, (via Irish Mirror), “Having more time with him at home would be lovely, and being able to you know play around with the grandchildren. Because when he’s there, he’s brilliant…” And while many may think that Prince George, as the future monarch, may be his favorite grandchild, Prince Charles knows the value of having a granddaughter. After the birth of Princess Charlotte, he raved (via Express), “I was hoping for a granddaughter — someone to look after me when I am very old.”
Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Lilibet Diana made her arrival in June, Charles has a second granddaughter and potential caretaker for when his age catches up to him. Unfortunately, royal expert Nick Bullen believes that the heir to the British throne is struggling because he has not met her yet, per Us Weekly. “I think Prince Charles really wants to meet his granddaughter,” he said.
He went on to reveal how he thinks the crown prince feels about the situation as it stands. “Prince Charles is incredibly sad about everything that’s gone on. So the family will want to meet each other,” he shared. Perhaps, Charles will meet Lili if she attends Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebration in 2022. Until then, Charles can lavish his other grandchildren with all the affection they deserve.