Prince Harry has arrived at Balmoral Castle to join other royals in their grief over the passing of the Queen, who died at the age of 96.
The Duke of Sussex has traveled alone without his wife Meghan Markle; he was seen wearing a black suit, a white shirt, and a black tie. It’s understood that Meghan will stay in London but won’t be at this evening’s WellChild awards ceremony.
Following the Thursday announcement that the late monarch was under medical supervision after doctors became concerned for her health, the Sussexes canceled their London engagement at the WellChild awards.
The couple was scheduled to appear later this evening as part of their European tour to honor the most inspirational children and teenagers who are presently battling serious or complex medical conditions. Harry has supported the organization as a patron since 2007 and always makes an impactful speech during the ceremony.
While Harry arrived at Balmoral independently of the other royals, it is believed that he coordinated his travel with that of other family members.
Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and the Countess of Wessex arrived on Royal Air Force flight KRF23R, which took off from RAF Northolt in South Ruislip, west London, at 3.50 p.m. BST. Harry’s arrival occurs more than three hours later. Just after 5 o’clock, a fleet of vehicles, including a Range Rover driven by William, arrived at Balmoral Castle.
Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 6.30 p.m. BST, the Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away. The statement said: “The Queen Consort and the King will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”