Buckingham Palace calls out Prince Harry's 'bluff' that he was the last to find out about Queen's death
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Buckingham Palace has called out Prince Harry's "bluff" that he was the last to find out about Queen Elizabeth II's death. As per reports, other members of the family were informed first and the Duke of Sussex only learnt about it later.
According to The Sun, King Charles's spokesman said, “The public was only informed after every family member had been informed.” As per the outlet, members of the family were reportedly told first, and Harry was on a flight to Scotland at that time, which was why they were unable to contact him.
Sources said Harry was treated like other members of the royal family. A source told The Telegraph, “Everybody was trying to get where they needed to be. That was the focus," adding, "And the King was adamant that the official statement must not be released until all members of the family had been informed. That was a father talking because he cares.”
According to The Telegraph, the Duke of Sussex was mid-air when Charles called him, and the world was informed by the time he touched down in Aberdeen. After which, Harry took off from Luton Airport an hour after Prime Minister Liz Truss had reportedly been informed of the Queen's death.
As per the Sun, Harry’s aides reportedly struggled to get a flight for him to see his grandmother after he was called sometime after Prince William. Meanwhile, his brother accompanied his uncles Princes Andrew and Edward to fly from RAF Northolt to Aberdeen.
The outlet also reported that Harry was heartbroken that the Queen's ER initials were removed from the shoulder of his military uniform for a vigil by her coffin. Harry had considered wearing a morning suit to avoid the embarrassment as he stood guard with the Queen's seven other grandchildren.
Furthermore, Harry and Meghan Markle were also uninvited from a state reception of the world's leaders in memory of the Queen, which they found out through press reports. Sources revealed that only working royals had been asked to attend.