The Queen’s grandchildren, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, have returned from Balmoral to Windsor to be with their families, where they are expected to remain until the Queen’s state funeral.
Prince Harry left Balmoral Castle on Friday morning after the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Kensington Palace confirmed it Prince William He left after 1 pm.
Harry was seen leaving at around 8:15 am on Friday, and it is understood he has returned to London and traveled to his British residence, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
He was not able to reach Balmoral until about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, two hours after his grandmother’s death was announced, after traveling separately from his brother and other relatives.
Harry and his wife Meghan are expected to stay in the UK for the Queen’s funeral, which will likely take place on September 19.
Harry was nearing the end of a tour of Europe with Meghan and canceled an appearance in London on Thursday at the WellChild Awards, which honors the brave actions of seriously ill children, to join his family in Aberdeenshire.
He was seen leaving Balmoral, passing flowers that had been laid out in honor of the late king, and later that morning on a British Airways flight at Aberdeen International, which departed at 10.20am.
It is believed that William was also unable to see his grandmother before she died, although Buckingham Palace has not confirmed the time of death.
Harry and Meghan’s participation in the funeral has sparked much speculation among commentators that it may be the first time they have met the royal family after several tumultuous years. Some reports have focused on the fact that Harry was the last member of the royal family to arrive at Balmoral, and the first to leave.
And King Charles appeared to have reached out to the couple in his speech on Friday night, saying: “I want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad.”
Neither Meghan nor Prince William’s wife, Kate, joined other members of the royal family at Balmoral, although both are expected to attend the funeral.
On social media, there have been suggestions that the biggest criticism of Meghan’s absence from Kate, who has stayed in Windsor to care for her and William’s children, may be. Racist.
Harry and Meghan’s Archwell website turned black shortly after the Queen’s death was announced, and it holds a tribute to her, saying: “In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022.”
It is not known when the couple will return to their home in California, where their children remain.
The Queen’s death means that the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, He is now a prince Because he is the grandson, not the king’s grandson. His younger sister, Lilibit “Lily” Mountbatten-Windsor, is also entitled to be a princess.
Meghan had previously suggested that the title was turned down for Archie because of his race.
distance The accession council will be held at 10 am on Saturday – Traditionally held within 24 hours of the King’s death but has been postponed due to the fact the Queen’s death was announced late on Thursday – William and Kate will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, with the King facing the nickname “Cornwall” for Charles.
In his speech, the King also said they would become the Prince and Princess of Wales, saying: “I am proud to create [William] The Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, a country whose title I have been greatly honored to bear during so much of my life and duty.
“With Catherine at his side, our new Prince and Princess of Wales, as I know, will continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping move the fringe to the center where vital assistance can be provided.”
William will also inherit the Duchy of Cornwall, a property of 60,700 hectares (150,000 acres) spread over 20 counties, with an annual income of about £20 million.
A statement issued by the Duchy of Cornwall confirmed the transfer of the estate from Charles to William: “The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the succession of Her Majesty the King.” King Charles III Refers to the transfer of the title of Duke of Cornwall to His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge. As such the estate is in good hands. It is only right at this time that we recognize the tremendous changes that our 24th Duke of Cornwall has made over the past 70 years. His Majesty passes the estate on a great improvement.”