The 96-year-old monarch passed away earlier in the day on Thursday (September 8), and with Prince Harry just arriving to join his family, it seems as if he was too late to say goodbye to his beloved grandmother.
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Earlier in the day, a spokesperson for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle announced that they were both en route to Scotland. However, a short time later, it was made clear that the Duchess was not with Duke and had stayed behind.
Ahead of the announcement of the Queen‘s death, it was mused by CNN that any news about her health would be held for the Prince, with a royal correspondent saying, “I think once Prince Harry is in there, whilst he’s not a working role but he’s still a senior member, still very high up in the line of succession. I think they want him there before any announcements were made. It would seem dismissive I think if the announcements were made before they were all inside behind those gates at Balmoral Castle. And then you need a bit of time for them to regroup a well.”
Read King Charles’ statement on his mother’s passing right here.