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King Charles’ representative has responded to the claim that Prince Harry was told of the Queen’s death five minutes before it was due to be announced

King Charles' representative has responded to the claim that Prince Harry was told of the Queen's death five minutes before it was due to be announced

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A spokesman for King Charles responded to the allegation Prince Harry was told Queen Elizabeth dies minutes before the rest of the world.

According to a report from The Telegraph, Charles told his youngest son that his grandmother had died “five minutes before Buckingham Palace made the official announcement”. The outlet claimed that Harry received a call from his father while he was in the air, shortly before landing. But by the time the 38-year-old plane landed, the public was informed that the king had died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Elizabeth died on September 8. She was 96 years old.

The platform stated that the Duke of Sussex “was not treated differently than any other member of the family, and that the King was not in regular contact with anyone during a very difficult day”.

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A report from the Telegraph claimed that Prince Harry was told of his grandmother’s death just five minutes before the public was informed.
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In response to the report, a spokesman for King, 73, told Fox News Digital on Monday that “the public was only notified after each member was informed.”

The outlet shared that the Queen’s crisis had been passed on to family members the night before. But at the time, “these didn’t have to drop everything and race to Balmoral.”

However, that all changed the next morning. According to the report, Charles called his sons and told them that their grandmother was unexpected, and that they should head to Scotland. Harry is believed to have received the call after “some time” had passed with his older brother.

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“As such, Harry’s aides struggled to get a flight, frantically looking at every option to take him to his grandmother,” the report claimed. Meanwhile, his brother, joined with the Duke of York and Earl of Wessex, flew from RAF Northolt to Aberdeen, landing at 3:50 pm.

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Prince William, King Charles III and Prince Harry view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth during the state funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London.

Prince William, King Charles III and Prince Harry view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth during the state funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London.
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“Prince Harry finally took off from Luton Airport at 5:35pm – an hour after Prime Minister Liz Truss was informed of the Queen’s death,” the report continued. “Why he was not informed earlier is unclear. The release of the public statement was delayed until the King was able to get him on board shortly before his landing.

‘The statement was issued at 6:30pm and the Duke’s plane landed in Aberdeen at 6:46pm. He was photographed arriving at Balmoral a little over an hour later with a pale face. He left alone early the next morning.’

A source also stated to the outlets that the announcement of The Queen’s death has been announced Only after notifying family members for the first time.

“Everyone was trying to get where they want to be,” the source claimed. “That was the focus. The king was adamant that the official statement would not be released until the whole family was informed. This was a father speaking because he cares.”

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Monday, Harry And his wife, Meghan Markle He attended the late King’s funeral, which began with a procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey. While Charles, as well as William, Princess Anne and Prince Edward, wore military clothing, Harry and his uncle Prince Andrew wore dark suits.

Buckingham Palace previously confirmed that only members of the royal family wore military uniforms during events leading up to the funeral.

Despite serving in the British Army for a decade and being deployed to Afghanistan twice, Harry lost his three honorary military titles after he and his wife stepped down as senior royals in 2020. A spokesperson for Harry told Fox News Digital that he would wear a suit throughout events honoring his grandmother. .

“His contract of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears, and we respectfully request that the focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the spokesperson explained.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London.
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Andrew, 62, spent 22 years in the Royal Navy. However, it is He was stripped of his military titles and royal patronage in January 2022 after Virginia Roberts accused Joffrey of sexual assault.

Harry and Andrew are both exempted to wear their uniforms once during the mourning period. Andrew donned his uniform on Friday for the Princes’ Vigil, as he and his siblings stood as symbolic guards on their mother’s coffin in Westminster Hall. On Saturday, the Queen’s grandchildren held a similar vigil. It was there that Harry wore the Sweatshirt and the Royals. According to a palace source, the update came “at the request of the king.” It is believed that the decision was made without Harry asking for the change.

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The Queen is buried in St George’s Chapel with her husband, Prince Philip.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.