Meghan Markle did not appear alongside her husband, Prince Harry, as he made his way to Balmoral Castle, following the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death. According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, an invitation to join the family at the estate was not extended to Meghan.
Katie shared with ET, “It’s understood that the family wanted Prince Harry to be there, even though he was unable to get to Balmoral in time to see his grandmother,” Some speculated Meghan might’ve opted out as a courtesy or out of respect for Harry, but the report points to it being a decision made by higher powers within the Royal Family.
“But Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was not, we understand, invited to join the family, She has said she will go to Balmoral another time. But I think it is quite significant that Prince Harry traveled to Balmoral on his own without his wife.”
Harry, 37, and Meghan, 41, were scheduled to attend the WellChild Awards in London. Following an earlier announcement that Queen Elizabeth’s health had taken a decline, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex canceled their appearance, and the duke embarked on a plane, solo, from London to Scotland.
Harry’s jet touched down shortly after the queen’s death was announced. The duke was spotted driving up to the estate in a black SUV, his hand covering part of his face. It should be noted that Kate Middleton did not accompany Prince William to Scotland, but she and William made it clear that she would be staying at Windsor Castle with their three children.
It has not been confirmed which — if any — family members were with the queen at the time of her death. Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96. May her soul Rest In Peace. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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