Members of the close family of Queen Elizabeth II rushed to be by her bedside when her health reached a critical point. Her son and heir, then Prince Charles as well as Anne, Princess Royal were already in Scotland at the time.
Prince William, Prince Andrew and the Earl and Countess of Wessex also arrived to Scotland in an RAF plane and subsequently at Balmoral Castle in a car driven by the Duke of Cambridge.
The Duke of Sussex was the last one to arrive at the Castle, and he only got there after the event of the Queen’s death was made public.
Earlier that day, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan had said that the couple would go to Scotland together, however, the Prince arrived at Balmoral alone, without his wife by his side.
It is understood that this was after an intervention from Charles, with a phone call made when Harry was still at Windsor.
A source told the Sun: “Charles told Harry that it wasn’t right or appropriate for Meghan to be in Balmoral at such a deeply sad time.
“It was pointed out to him that Kate was not going and that the numbers really should be limited to the very closest family.
“Charles made it very, very clear Meghan would not be welcome.”