A household gathering. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have responded to information of Queen Elizabeth’s demise on September 8, with Harry touring from his dwelling in California to Scotland to be with the royal household.
In keeping with Folks, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess confirmed that the reigning monarch’s grandson, Harry, was en path to Balmoral Fortress however that Harry’s spouse Meghan, wouldn’t be becoming a member of him. No clarification for Meghan not accompanying her husband was given. Buckingham Palace issued a press release on September 8 confirming the unhappy information, simply hours after studies that Prince Harry was touring to be with the household. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the palace’s official assertion mentioned. “The King and The Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral this night and can return to London tomorrow.” Additionally journeying to be by the Queen’s aspect was her inheritor, Prince Charles and his spouse Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince William who’s second in line for the throne. His spouse, Kate Middleton, is believed to have stayed in Windsor because the couple’s three youngsters, George, Charlotte and Louis, simply had their first day again in school.
Queen Elizabeth II was final seen publicly on Tuesday, September 6 when she appointed the UK’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss. The PM tweeted in response to Buckingham Palace’s assertion on the Queen’s well being: “The entire nation will probably be deeply involved by the information from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime. My ideas – and the ideas of individuals throughout our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her household at the moment.” Funnily sufficient, Truss is a infamous anti-monarchist.
Meghan and Harry had been final within the U.Okay. for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022 to have fun Her Majesty’s 70th yr on the throne. Harry mentioned in an interview with TODAY on the time that the Queen was in “nice type” when he and Meghan had tea together with her, including that his grandmother is at all times within the temper for amusing. “Being together with her, it was nice,” he mentioned. “It was simply so good to see her… She’s in nice type. She’s at all times bought an ideal humorousness with me.”
Ought to Queen Elizabeth II go, the 96-year-old would be the second-longest operating monarch in historical past, taking the throne at age 27. Lizzie, as she’s affectionately identified, grew to become the longest reigning Monarch in British historical past in 2015 when she overtook the tenure of her nice grandmother Queen Victoria. “Inevitably a protracted life can go by many milestones—my very own isn’t any exception—however I thanks all and the various others at dwelling and abroad in your touching messages of nice kindness,” the Queen mentioned on the time.