Meghan Markle skipped Balmoral visit as she feared she may not have been 'warmly welcomed'
Meghan's absence was duly noted when she did not arrive to see the Queen at Balmoral
LONDON, ENGLAND: Meghan Markle may not have traveled to Balmoral with Prince Harry over fears she may not be 'warmly welcomed' by other members of the Royal family. The couple were already in the UK for charity work and had been staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reported to be traveling to 'Scotland' together following news of the Queen's ill health. As for now, Meghan stays back in London only describing the dubious event as a late 'change of plan'. While it is not clear what sparked the 'change of plan', one royal expert speculated the reason may be due to fears she "might not be terribly warmly welcomed."
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch in modern history, died peacefully on September 8, at the age of 96 at 6.30 pm as the Royal family confirms. Prince Harry arrived at Balmoral after the demise of the Queen but Meghan was not in attendance. The BBC's royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said on air, "She might not be terribly warmly welcomed, to be perfectly candid about it." Despite Meghan's bad relationship with the Royal family, her absence was duly noted and despised for no clemency even in this tragic scenario.
Although, Kate Middleton's presence was also duly missed. Kate is a future queen consort and her oldest child Prince George is now second in line after William to be king only Prince William traveled to Balmoral to be with his late grandmother. However, it was reported that Kate remained in Windsor for a very understandable reason to take care of her and William's three children. The Queen’s first-born son Charles, and his wife, Camilla, were the first royal family members to arrive at Balmoral Castle. The Queen had been suffering from what Buckingham Palace called “episodic mobility problems” since the end of last year. After her coffin is brought back to London, the Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for about four days before her funeral. With the death of the queen, her 73-year-old son Charles automatically becomes the monarch. The Palace, in its announcement, shared only that King Charles and the Queen Consort Camilla will remain in Balmoral this evening and return to London on September 10.
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W