King Charles III would have prevented Meghan Markle from going to the bedside of Elizabeth II

Prince Harry, King Charles III and Princess Anne attend the funeral of Elizabeth II. (London, September 19, 2022.) Abaca

According to Prince Harry, Charles III told him that the Duchess of Sussex was not welcome at the Queen’s bedside.

In his memoirs The Alternateto be published on Tuesday, January 10 and whose content was leaked to the press, the prince harry accuses King Charles III of having wanted to relegate Meghan Markle in the background, because it risked overshadowing him and “dominating the monarchy”. But the Duke of Sussex does not stop there. According to him, the sovereign would have prevented the former actress from going to the bedside of Elizabeth IIthe day of her death.

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On September 8, 2022, the Sussexes are in London to attend the WellChild Awards ceremony. They then learn that the state of health of Elizabeth II has deteriorated. A spokesperson for the couple announces, in the process, that the duo is about to go to his bedside. But King Charles III reportedly called Prince Harry, who was residing at Frogmore Cottage at the time, to dissuade him. He would have told her that his wife was not welcome at Balmoral Castle.

“Charles told Harry he was not neither correct nor appropriate for Meghan to be at Balmoral at such a sad time,” an anonymous source told Sun, September 10, 2022. To which Prince Harry says he replied: “Don’t talk about my wife in that way.” According to the anonymous witness, Charles III would have added that Kate Middleton would be absent, because she was watching over her children, and that “only the family closest to the Queen should be present on site”. A few hours later, the Sussex spokesperson announced that the duke would finally go alone to the sovereign’s bedside.

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In another passage from his autobiography, the Duke of Sussex reveals that he learned of his grandmother’s death by consulting the BBC website. And recounts that once he arrived at Balmoral, he was greeted by Princess Anne, before being taken to the room where the sovereign was. He would then have said goodbye to Elizabeth II, wishing her to be happy and telling her of his deep admiration for her. He would also have spent twelve hours at the castle, and would have left alone, driving his Range Rover.