her two eldest children Prinz Charles (73) – who is now the new King Charles III. is and Princess Anne (72), were by her side when Queen Elizabeth II (†96) died a few days ago at Balmoral Castle . The pictures of the car in which her grandson Prince William (40), her two younger sons Prince Andrew (62) and Prince Edward (58) and the latter's wife Sophie of Wessex (57) rushed to the castle went around the world. Prinz Harry (37) even arrived two hours after his grandmother's death. Now the mysterious circumstances are known.
Suddenly everything had to be done quickly: Hardly anyone would have seen that the Queen of Great Britain was only two days after naming her country's new prime minister, Liz Truss, 47, at a public appointment , would die. However, when the royal palace announced around noon on Thursday (September 8) that the monarch's health had deteriorated, the royal family was already informed.
Her eldest son Charles arrived at Balmoral Castle in Scotland by helicopter in the morning. Princess Anne was already there due to appointments. The remaining close relatives of the Queen had to travel from Windsor or London. There was a mysterious delay, as the British 'The Sun' now reports. Because the plane that was supposed to bring the children and grandchildren did not take off until 2:39 p.m. British time – but the start was originally planned for 1:30 p.m. The private jet then took a good hour to land in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Shortly after the announcement that the royal family was rushing to Balmoral Castle, a spokesman for the Sussexes announced, that Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan (41) would also travel to Scotland . The two royal runaways, who actually live in their native California, happened to be in his old home country due to charity events in England and Germany . But the 37-year-old only arrived at the castle two hours after his grandmother's death.
One of the reasons for this is said to be that the two princes are not allowed to sit on a plane together. The royal protocol forbids the two, since in the event of a crash, two high-ranking heirs to the throne would die. When the Queen was alive, William was second in line to the British throne and Harry was sixth. The fact that the younger brother first had to organize a private jet and was therefore too late is said to have made him incredibly angry, the British medium reports. Photos showed the 37-year-old visibly sad and disappointed upon his arrival at Balmoral . When they left the Royals, Harry and Meghan made serious allegations against his family. It is quite possible that he would like to clear this up in a conversation with his grandmother - it was too late for that now.
'The Sun' did not give any further details about the mysterious delay. But she could have been the reason why part of the family did not make it to Scotland in time.
From Aberdeen Airport it takes another hour by car to Balmoral. At 5pm UK time, William, Andrew, Edward and Sophie arrived. The Prime Minister is said to have been informed of the Queen's death at 4:30 p.m. (vne)