Prince Harry flies to see King Charles after monarch's cancer diagnosis

Prince Harry, the younger son of Britain's King Charles, visited his father in London, in the wake of the monarch's cancer diagnosis. It was their first meeting since the king's coronation ceremony in May of last year.

British media outlets reported that the prince flew to Britain from the United States on Tuesday. They said he was driven to the king and queen's London residence, Clarence House.

Buckingham Palace announced the previous day that King Charles had been diagnosed with cancer, after a separate issue of concern was noted during treatment for a benign prostate enlargement. The palace also said that the king will postpone his public-facing duties while he undergoes treatment as an outpatient.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan stepped down from their royal duties in 2020. They now live on the US West Coast. The prince has been critical of the palace. He accused members of the royal family of making racist remarks.

Details of his reunion with his father have not been revealed, but local media outlets have noted there are indications that relations between the two have improved.

About an hour after the reunion, King Charles and Queen Camilla headed to Buckingham Palace by car. They smiled and waved to passers-by during the drive. They were then flown by helicopter to Sandringham Estate, the king's private residence in eastern England.

Buckingham Palace has not yet provided details about the king's condition.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned the king's diagnosis during a radio program on Tuesday. He said, "Thankfully, this was caught early."