‘Furious’ Prince Harry ‘snubbed’ King Charles after Meghan sidelined on day of Queen death


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Prince Harry snubbed dinner with King Charles and Prince William after Meghan Markle was banned from joining the royals at Balmoral the day the Queen died, it has been claimed. The Duke of Sussex reportedly insisted his wife join him on September 8 as the late monarch’s health deteriorated and members of the Royal Family rushed north of the border to be at her side.

The row reportedly led to the Duke of Sussex missing an RAF flight to Scotland with his older brother, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Harry eventually travelled to Aberdeen without Meghan, touching down minutes after the Queen’s death was announced.

A source said that when the Duke of Sussex arrived at Balmoral 90 minutes later he was “so furious” he refused to have dinner with Charles, Camilla and William.

Harry reportedly ate with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke of York instead, before being the first royal to leave in the morning.

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The Duke of Sussex reportedly snubbed dinner with his father and older brother (Image: GETTY)

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Charles is said to have told Harry it was ‘not appropriate’ for Meghan to come to Balmoral (Image: GETTY)

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The insider told The Sun: “Harry was so busy trying to get Meghan to Balmoral and rowing with his family that he missed the flight.

“Charles has an open invitation for Harry to dine with him whenever he is in the country.

“But Harry was so furious that he refused to eat with his father and brother.

“It was a massive snub. And he got out of Balmoral at the earliest opportunity to catch the first commercial flight back to London.”

Harry and Meghan, who are living in California after quitting royal duties, were already in the UK as part of a trip to Europe the day the Queen died peacefully at her private residence in the Scottish Highlands.

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A source claimed Harry was ‘furious’ (Image: GETTY)

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Harry reportedly snubbed the dinner with Charles, Camilla and William (Image: GETTY)

The Duchess of Sussex remained at Frogmore Cottage, while Kate also stayed in Windsor with her and William’s three children.

It comes as Harry and Meghan have faced ongoing tensions with the royals amid the Megxit fallout.

The Duke of Sussex has been embroiled in rifts with Charles and William.

Harry and Meghan made a series of damaging claims about the monarchy in their explosive Oprah Winfrey interview a year after stepping back as working royals.

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Harry and Meghan have faced ongoing tensions with the royals amid the Megxit fallout (Image: GETTY)

However they have put on a show of unity in their grief for the late Queen.

Two days after the royal matriarch’s death, the Prince and Princess of Wales stepped out with the Sussexes for a surprise walkabout at Windsor Castle after William offered his younger brother an olive branch.

The two couples – once dubbed the Fab Four – greeted well-wishers and viewed floral tributes to the nation’s longest-reigning monarch.

A royal source said: “The Prince of Wales thought it was an important show of unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family.”

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The Waleses and the Sussexes stepped out for a walkabout two days after the Queen’s death (Image: GETTY)

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The Fab Four put on a united front during the walkabout (Image: GETTY)

In another olive branch, Charles allowed Harry to wear his military uniform during a vigil by the Queen’s grandchildren last Saturday during her lying in state at Westminster Hall ahead of the funeral.

But Harry was left “devastated” to find that his grandmother’s “ER” initials had been stripped from the shoulder.

The Sussexes left the UK on Tuesday to return to their Montecito home to be reunited with their children Archie and Lilibet.

Express.co.uk has contacted representatives for the Duke for comment.


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