Harry is set to meet his father, King Charles, during his visit to England

King Charles is experiencing a significant setback from a former courtier, at the same time as making a significant announcement for workers salaries.

For the unversed one year following the coronation, Royal staff have received a salary increase from King Charles. Those earning under £35,000 will receive a 6% raise, while those earning above this threshold will see a 5.5% increase.

Meanwhile, Charles younger son Prince Harry prepares to return to the UK for a significant celebration next week.

This visit marks Harry's return to commemorate 10 years of the Invictus Gamebut despite inviting all his family members to the ceremony, it is not clear whether any royals will be present.

The Duke of Sussex will attend a service at St Paul's Cathedral in London but will not be accompanied by his wife, Meghan Markle, and their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

According to reports, no senior members of the Royal Family are expected at the event on Wednesday, but Harry is set to meet his father, King Charles, during his visit to England.

A source close to the royals claimed Harry, 39, has invited his family members, including his brother Prince William, 41, but got "no response" despite offering an "olive branch" amid tensions within the Firm. Now, a former courtier has criticised the Royal Family for "boycotting" the Invictus Games and "cutting off their nose to spite their face".

The source told The Daily Beast: "Charles has made it quite clear he is ready to be friendly and supportive to Harry in his capacity as a private person, as his dad, but he is not going to throw the weight of the institution behind Invictus again.

"Many of us think this is a classic example of the royals cutting off their nose to spite their face, because Invictus is clearly exactly the kind of organisation the royal family should be supporting. If a bridge is ever going to be built [between Harry and the royals], Invictus is the bridgehead to build it from, and they should get on and do it."

And a military source involved in the Invictus Games said Harry has made the veterans community "proud" after founding the multi-sport event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans, back in 2014.

 However, the source noted that the Games are lacking "proper royal endorsement" - adding that this has become apparent since the death of Queen Elizabeth II who had recorded a video promoting the Games, also featuring Barack and Michelle Obama.