King Charles told Prince Harry that Meghan Markle was 'not welcome' at Balmoral to see dying Queen

It was reported that Prince Harry eventually made the trip alone despite there being plenty of room on the plane carrying Prince William and others

King Charles told Prince Harry that Meghan Markle was 'not welcome' at Balmoral to see dying Queen
King Charles III told Harry that it 'wasn’t right or appropriate for Meghan to be in Balmoral at such a deeply sad time' (Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Roy Rochlin/Getty)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: King Charles III reportedly made it quite clear to Prince Harry to not bring Meghan Markle to see Queen Elizabeth II when the doctors expressed their concern for her health. Meghan had also initially caught a lot of flak after it was announced that she along with Prince Harry will be heading to Balmoral to see the Queen. The Queen peacefully died on September 8 at the age of 96.
 
According to sources, a small drama played out involving the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. King Charles reportedly said that Meghan Markle was not welcomed to join the rest of the royal family at Balmoral, as reported by The Sun. It was also reported that Harry eventually made the trip alone. The publication claimed that there was plenty of room on the plane that Prince William took along with Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie at his British base of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. The Sun reported that Harry was “refused” a seat on the plane.
 
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‘Charles made it very clear Meghan would not be welcome’

According to an insider, “Charles told Harry that it wasn’t right or appropriate for Meghan to be in Balmoral at such a deeply sad time.” The source continued, “It was pointed out to him that Kate was not going and that the numbers really should be limited to the very closest family” adding, “Charles made it very, very clear Meghan would not be welcome.” As mentioned earlier, Harry then made the trip alone. Kate Middleton stayed behind in England to take care of their three young children.

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Prince Harry was reportedly mid-air in a private jet when the announcement of Queen Elizabeth’s death was made. Harry eventually arrived an hour and a half after the official announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. He then left Balmoral the next morning to get a commercial flight from Aberdeen back to London.  

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022 in New York City. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is the keynote speaker during the United Nations General assembly to mark the observance of Nelson Mandela International Day where the 2020 U.N. Nelson Mandela Prize will be awarded to Mrs. Marianna Vardinogiannis of Greece and Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022, in New York City (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

‘It was sad to see him without other royals to comfort him’

One passenger spilled the beans to The Sun saying, “He barely moved for the whole hour-long flight and was obviously reflecting on his beloved grandmother. It was so sad to see him without the other royals to comfort him. I really hope the queen’s death will help them heal their rifts.”
 
Meanwhile, The Telegraph reported that Harry was not initially summoned when senior royals made their way up to Balmoral due to constitutional reasons. A royal insider also said, “It’s quite hard to spend too much time with someone you know is about to publish a tell-all book about you.”  Another source told the publication, “I think the general reaction to Harry and Meghan’s behavior has been one of incredulity, to be honest. Even if you just look at the last few weeks, they’ve had the duchess once again making outspoken remarks in interviews. They seem quite detached from reality, living in a sort of LA bubble. It is incredible really.”  

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leaves after attending the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations on June 3, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leaves after attending the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations on June 3, 2022, in London, England (Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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