The Duke of Sussex was the last one to arrive at the Castle, and he only got there after the event of the Queen’s death was made public.
Earlier that day, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan had said that the couple would go to Scotland together, however, the Prince arrived at Balmoral alone, without his wife by his side.
It is understood that this was after an intervention from Charles, with a phone call made when Harry was still at Windsor.
A source told the Sun: “Charles told Harry that it wasn’t right or appropriate for Meghan to be in Balmoral at such a deeply sad time.
Charles told Harry not to bring Meghan to Balmoral when the Queen dies, a source said
Charles reportedly told Harry that Meghan would not be welcome at Balmoral
The Queen’s coffin has been placed in the ballroom at her Balmoral estate, where she danced as a young girl and with her husband, Prince Philip.
“It was pointed out to him that Kate was not going and that the numbers really should be limited to the very closest family.
“Charles made it very, very clear Meghan would not be welcome.”
Prince Harry returned to Windsor the next day and was seen arriving at Frogmore Cottage to reunite with his wife, with the grief and sadness evident on his face.
Moreover, Prince Harry was reportedly refused a seat on the RAF plane that took the other royals to Balmoral.
There were just seven passengers on board — William, Andrew, Edward and his wife Sophie, plus three aides, the Sun reported.
Prince Harry went without Meghan Markle to Balmoral when the Queen died
Prince William was less than half a mile away at Adelaide Cottage while Prince Andrew was three miles away in his Royal Lodge home. Prince Edward and Sophie were a 15-minute drive away at Bagshot Park.
Harry also left Balmoral separately from the other royals, in another sign of the bitter rift within the family.
Harry and Meghan reside in the California, US after stepping down from working members of the Royal Family. They caused a stir in 2020 when, in an interview with Oprah they accused members of the Firm for racism.
Mourning British people commented on the couple’s dispute with the family. Christine Evans, 68, from Shropshire, said she hopes the royal family will be brought closer together in the wake of the Queen’s death, and that Harry and Meghan can heal their alleged rift.
Pat Miller, a Birmingham resident, had been inside the city’s St Philip’s Cathedral to light a candle in memory of the Queen.
She said: “I’m so sad that she didn’t see Meghan and Harry and the two children. That’s my upset. She’s had a wonderful life. A good age. It’s sad the way it’s ended. It was a big shock to me”.
Harry and Meghan’s foundation, Archewell, was contacted for comment.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK