Furious Prince Harry ‘snubbed dinner with King Charles III and William at Balmoral after monarch BANNED Meghan from joining the royal family at Scottish estate on the day the Queen died’
- Prince Harry refused to have dinner with his father, Charles, and brother, William, on the day the Queen died
- It is claimed that he was furious after his wife Meghan was banned from coming to Balmoral by the new King
- The Duke of Sussex missed his flight to Aberdeen during the ensuing row and he arrived after other royals
- He was the first member of the Royal Family to leave Balmoral the next day, catching an early morning flight
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Furious Prince Harry snubbed dinner with King Charles III and William at Balmoral after the new monarch banned Meghan from joining them on the day the Queen died, it is being reported.
It is claimed that the Duke of Sussex wanted his wife to join the Royal Family as they met at the Scottish estate following the passing of Her Majesty on September 8.
However, it is alleged that Charles phoned his youngest son to say it was ‘not appropriate’ for her to be there.
It is reported that in the ensuing row with his family, during which he fought to get them to allow the Duchess to come with him, he missed his flight to Scotland.
In his absence his brother and uncles, Andrew and Edward, all boarded an RAF plane to Scotland. They would arrive at Balmoral around half an hour after the Queen died.
Harry was left to make his own way there, landing in Aberdeen at 6.35pm, five minutes after Her Majesty’s death was announced to the public.
The Sun reports that the prince was so angry at the delay and the fact that his wife hadn’t been allowed to come that he refused to have dinner at Birkhall with his father, brother and the Queen Consort, Camilla.
Instead he had dinner with Andrew, Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, at Balmoral Castle before leaving early the next morning.
Prince Harry had insisted on having his wife, Meghan, with him on the day the Queen died, but she was banned from attending by King Charles III, it is alleged. Pictured: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stand behind King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on September 19
It is claimed that in the following row Prince Harry missed his flight to Aberdeen, meaning he took a later one that only landed after Her Majesty’s death had been announced to the world. Pictured: The Duke of Sussex looks sombre while traveling from Aberdeen to Balmoral on the day of the Queen’s death
Instead of having dinner with his father, brother and stepmother, Harry decided to eat with his uncles at Balmoral Castle on the night of the Queen’s death. Pictured: Balmoral Castle in Scotland
Prince Harry allegedly snubbed his father and brother when having dinner at Balmoral after the new King banned his wife from attending. Pictured: King Charles III and the Duke of Sussex walk alongside Princess Anne as they arrive at the committal service for the Queen at Windsor on September 19
The Sun quotes a source as saying: ‘Harry was so busy trying to get Meghan to Balmoral and rowing with his family that he missed the flight.
‘Charles has an open invitation for Harry to dine with him whenever he is in the country.
But Harry was so furious that he refused to eat with his father and brother.
‘It was a massive snub. And he got out of Balmoral at the earliest opportunity to catch the first commercial flight back to London.’
The next morning he was the first member of the Royal Family to leave, boarding an early British Airways flight from Aberdeen where he was pictured comforting an airport worker after she passed along her condolences for his grandmother’s death.
Harry headed back to Meghan at 8.28am, where he was sitting alone in the back of a Range Rover as he was driven out of the Royal Family’s Scottish home, where he had arrived at 7.52pm the night before.
He was swept into Aberdeen airport at 9.20am, led by five police outriders, and boarded a flight to London leaving at 10am.
Harry wore a black suit and carried a shoulder bag as he walked towards the steps of the plane. An airport worker offered her sympathies as the Prince was about to walk up the steps of a British Airways aircraft.
The woman, who was dressed in a high-visibility yellow jacket, addressed Prince Harry. The royal smiled and patted her gently on the shoulder before boarding the aircraft for London’s Heathrow Airport.
Less than 12 hours earlier grief had been written on the Duke’s face after landing in Scotland following the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
He had his head bowed and partially covered his face as he was driven out of Aberdeen airport, arriving at Balmoral after dark.
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