Despite previous claims that King Charles told Prince Harry of Elizabeth II’s death five minutes before it was made official, multiple palace sources told Page Six that the Duke of Sussex he learned of his beloved grandmother’s death “by reading the digital press.”
The aforementioned outlet spoke to a “senior Buckingham Palace” source, who said that Harry was called to Scotland in the morning when the queen’s poor health became known, but another source added that “No one from the royal family, nor anyone from the palace called Harry to inform him of his grandmother’s death.”
Meghan and Harry remained in England during the period of royal mourning leading up to the Queen’s funeral, with a source noting: “I think the way Harry and Meghan have turned up in recent days shows they were just hoping to do the right thing. A source also confirms that Prince William and Prince Harry “spoke at dinners and family gatherings”although it is not clear if they reconciled.
FYI, Page Six’s reporting conflicts with reports previously reported by The Telegraph, which claim that King Charles III told Harry that his grandmother had died “five minutes before Buckingham Palace released the official announcement”, when Harry was in full flight.
“Everyone was trying to get to where they needed to be,” a source said. “And the King insisted that the official statement should not be published until all members of the family had been informed.”