Prince Harry slept through embassy calls after Prince Philip's death, cop had to be sent to wake him up

Harry slept through calls from US Embassy when they tried to inform him of Prince Philip's death leading to a police officer knocking on his door


                            Prince Harry slept through embassy calls after Prince Philip's death, cop had to be sent to wake him up
Prince Harry and Prince Phillip enjoy the atmosphere during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Prince Philip died on April 9 at Windsor Castle in United Kingdom. Prince Harry had to be informed and embassy officials tried to call the Duke of Sussex over the telephone. However, there was no response. This led to a police officer ending up at Prince Harry's residence to inform him of his grandfather's demise.

According to a report in TMZ, law enforcement sources claimed that someone from the US Embassy had tried calling Harry just before 3 am, to inform him of the news. Since there was no response, the embassy called the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department to ask if an officer could be sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Montecito estate to inform him about the embassy had tried to reach him urgently. 

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An officer was then sent from the sheriff's office, who drove down to Prince Harry's home where they got in touch with someone to inform the sleeping Harry that he needs to get in touch with the US Embassy urgently. That was how Harry was finally informed of his grandfather Prince Philip's death. Harry went to UK following this, where he was in quarantine for a week before he attended the funeral and put his grandfather to rest.

Recently, it has been reported that Prince Harry was also included in Prince Philip's will. According to insiders, the late Duke of Edinburgh “never held a grudge” against his grandson for the interview he had given to Oprah Winfrey. The source also said that Prince Philip was unlikely to have “punished” his grandson for “misbehaving.”

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According to media reports, Prince Philip has left behind an estimated wealth of $42.4 million (£30 million) when he died at the age of 99. While most of the estate is believed to have been left to the Queen, it is also believed that the prince left a generous amount to his three close aides. In addition to this, it was also reported that Prince Philip's three children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew were told that they could “take what they want” from his collection of 13,000 books.

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Prince Harry and other grandchildren of Prince Philip are also expected to receive some part of Prince Philip's wealth. The insider said, "Philip was not the sort of character to punish a grandson for misbehaving. He was a very fair, even-handed, and lovely man. Never held a grudge." The source also claimed that Prince Harry was "no more of a fan of leaving his cash to the Treasury than anyone else" and added, "had plenty of time to sort out all the legal stuff so it wouldn’t attract inheritance tax."

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