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The reason Princess Kate didn’t fly to Balmoral to be with Queen Elizabeth II revealed

It’s no secret that, on September 7, 2022, Princess Catherine learned that her condition had gotten worse, but you might be surprised to learn why she didn’t take the plane to Balmoral to see Queen Elizabeth II.

The Daily Mail claims that because Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis were scheduled to begin school at their new school, Lambrook, the following day, the Princess of Wales decided to stay at Adelaide Cottage with her three children.


It was Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ first day at school Lambrook the following day
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In his latest biography Charles III: New King, New Court, Robert Hardman, the royal expert for The Mail, went into further detail. The Inside Story: The Princess believed they needed a parent with them and that the King should not have stopped them from traveling to Scotland.

The King advised Prince Harry not to take his wife, Meghan Markle, to Balmoral, according to his memoir, Spare, even though the two of them were already in the UK for the Well Child Awards.

“He said I was welcome at Balmoral, but he didn’t want her [Meghan],” the author wrote. I was not having it when he began to give me his nonsensical and disrespectful explanation. Never again talk about my wife in that manner.”


Harry wrote in Spare that King Charles asked him not to bring Meghan Markle
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“He apologized and stammered, explaining that he just didn’t want a lot of people around. He said that since Catherine wasn’t coming and no other wives were, Meg shouldn’t be attending. Then all you had to say was that.”

Richard countered that Catherine had not been asked to stay at home: “She had certainly not been asked to stay away,” he say.

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“Rather, it was the start of a new term at a new school for George, Charlotte, and Louis, and she had decided that one parent should be with them on such an important day.”

On September 8, 2022, Prince William and Princess Catherine insisted that their children attend school because they wanted to maintain a sense of normalcy for them at the time.


Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Catherine had a close bond


“Prince William spoke about George, Charlotte, and Louis, saying that they were trying to keep some sense of continuity for them at school and keep things as normal as possible,” PEOPLE Magazine reported of the Prince of Wales’ conversation with Woking schoolteacher Elaine Gee during their walkabout in Windsor.

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