Prince Harry Didn’t Make It In Time To Say His Final Goodbye To His Grandmother, The Queen

Prince Harry didn’t make it in time to say a final farewell to his grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, before she died on Thursday. Harry and his grandmother had a famously close relationship, which makes the fact that he wasn’t able to say goodbye all the more devastating.

According to the New York Post, Harry is now present, along with the rest of his family, at Balmoral. Meghan Markle didn’t join him in heading to the castle, though it was previously reported that she would be going to Scotland. The couple later changed their plans as the situation fluctuated.

The Post also reported that the pair were already in the UK and staying at Frogmore Cottage when the queen’s condition grew worse.

 

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It didn’t appear that Prince William made it in time to say goodbye to his grandmother either. He was spotted arriving at Balmoral on Thursday afternoon with Prince Andrew. It seems the queen had already died upon their arrival. By the monarch’s side were Prince Edward and wife Sophie, as well as Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

 

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In the wake of the queen’s death, her oldest son, Charles, immediately became king. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the royal family announced on Twitter. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

The new king said in a statement that the queen’s death was “a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.”

 

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There had been growing concern about the queen’s health in recent days. Tuesday marked her last public appearance when she formally appointed Liz Truss as the new prime minister. A photograph of the monarch’s bruised hand drew speculation that she was not well. She was also using a walking stick.

 

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Just after the monarch’s death was announced, the flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-staff. Mourners gathered outside to show their respect. Then tributes began to pour in. Speaking outside Downing Street, Prime Minister Truss said the queen’s death was “a huge shock to the nation and to the world.”

 

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“Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built,” the new prime minister said. “Our country has grown and flourished under her reign.”

 

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