Charles ordered Harry NOT to bring Meghan to Balmoral when Queen was about to breathe her last
MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA: Harry has made a shocking claim in his upcoming autobiography which is scheduled to be released on January 10. In his new book, the Duke of Sussex claimed that King Charles told him that his wife Meghan was not welcome at Balmoral on the day of the Queen's death. Harry, in his explosive memoir, which came out prematurely in Spain, told his father, "Don't ever speak about my wife that way." Sources close to the Queen say that before her death, she was under immense pressure from the Duke of Sussex's repeated "ambushes" on the royal family.
The former royal couple were in London when the Queen's health worsened in September at her home in Scotland. On September 8, just 90 minutes after Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen was unwell at around 1.55 pm, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed that they would be "travelling to Scotland". The senior royals were also seen making quick arrangements to fly to Balmoral in the final hours before the Queen's demise. Kate Middleton stayed at home with her children — George, Charlotte and Louis — while William boarded a flight with Andrew, Edward and his wife Sophie, who was very close to Her Majesty.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were supposed to attend the WellChild Awards ceremony in London that evening but changed their plans as when news broke about the Queen's rapidly deteriorating health. A clarification was issued by 4.39 pm which stated that Prince Harry would be travelling alone. The 38-year-old alleged that it was during this time he was ordered by his father to not bring Meghan. A source claimed at that time that Harry was still at Frogmore cottage when he received a call from his father asking Meghan to stay at home. Harry flew via private jet to Scotland alone, and arrived at Balmoral to the news that the Queen was dead.
Harry even described in an emotional passage in his book, that he got to know about the Queen's death after checking the BBC news website. He was welcomed by Anne, the Princess Royal, upon arriving at Balmoral. She then took him upstairs to a room where the late Sovereign was lying. He detailed how he told her he hoped she was happy, and that he admired her.
"Charles [had] told Harry that it wasn't right or appropriate for Meghan to be in Balmoral at such a deeply sad time," a source said, according to Daily Mail. "It was pointed out to him that Kate was not going and that the numbers really should be limited to the very closest family." After 12 hours of mourning his grandmother with his father and brother, Prince Harry left Balmoral. On September 9, he was pictured alone in the back of a Range Rover while going to Aberdeen airport at 9.20 am. He was offered sympathies by an airport worker as the Prince was about to walk up the steps of a British Airways aircraft.
Besides, Harry also accused his father in his memoir of worrying he'd be 'overshadowed' by Hollywood star Meghan and expressing concerns about having to support her financially. Harry said Charles warned him his family was "not made of money," and he could not afford to support anyone else. However, the Duke of Sussex felt Charles's concern was less related to the economy and more to do with jealousy.
According to The Daily Telegraph's interpretation of the memoir, which prematurely went on sale in Spain this week, Harry stated that it became clear his father could not tolerate someone who would "take centre stage." An alleged physical altercation between William and Harry is also included in the published extracts. It also details the feud between Kate and Meghan and Harry confessing that he had dabbled in drugs, taking everything from cannabis and magic mushrooms to cocaine.