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Prince Harry raced across UK but was too late to see the Queen one final time

Rachel Lang

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Prince Harry raced across UK but was too late to see the Queen one final time

Prince Harry has missed out on seeing the Queen one final time before she passed away.

ITV's Royal Editor Chris Ship revealed that the prince, who was in the UK despite now living in the US with his wife Meghan Markle and their two children, didn't make it in time.

Taking to Twitter hours after Her Majesty’s death was confirmed he tweeted: "Very sad for Prince Harry that - despite being in the UK - he didn’t get to see his grandmother, The Queen, before she passed away."

Ship went on to state that the Queen and her grandson were very close, even though Prince Harry had chosen to leave royal life behind.

"They were very close and he spoke to her often despite his decision to leave the Royal Family," he said.

It had been confirmed before the news of the Queen's death broke that the now-US based Prince would travel to Balmoral as she was under medical supervision.

It was also confirmed that he would not be joined by his wife Meghan Markle, Tyla reported.

The rest of the Royal Family had also been summoned to the Scottish estate as the news spread that doctors feared for the Queen's health.

Like Markle, Prince William's wife Catherine also remained behind, staying with their children in Windsor as Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis had recently returned to school.

Although Harry failed to make the final moments of the Queen's life, her son and now-King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, and Prince William made it to the her bedside.

Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Queen Elizabeth ll in 2005. Credit: Anwar Hussein / Alamy
Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Queen Elizabeth ll in 2005. Credit: Anwar Hussein / Alamy

According to the Birmingham Mail, seven members of the Royal Family travelled together via plane to Balmoral to share in the Queen's final moments.

It is uncommon for the Royal Family to travel together as protocol generally prevents heirs in the line of succession from traveling together in case of an accident or crash.

Their plane was spotted landing in Aberdeen shortly before 4pm, with a fleet of Range Rovers seen driving through the Balmoral gates.

Harry later was seen leaving Aberdeen Airport with his head in his hand, wearing a black suit and tie.

According to the Daily Mail, Harry arrived nearly an hour-and-a-half after the announcement was made by Buckingham Palace.

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo. Agencja Fotograficzna Caro/Alamy Stock Photo.

Topics: Prince Charles, Prince Harry, The Queen, Royal Family, UK News, News

Rachel Lang
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