Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex found out that his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II had died via a BBC news alert on his phone, according to his memoir, “Spare.” Here’s what went down: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex happened to be in England in September 2022 when Queen Elizabeth’s health took a turn for the worse. Harry’s father told him to get up to Balmoral, and specifically, to not bring Meghan, but he apparently did not get an invite to join a number of his family members, including Prince William, on a chartered private flight. Queen Elizabeth died at 3:10 p.m. local time and William and the others landed in Scotland at 3:50 p.m. so it’s not as though they got a chance to see the queen before she died and Harry didn’t.
Instead the bigger issue was Harry being left to handle things on his own and that he didn’t get notification that the queen had died from family. In Omid Scobie’s book “Endgame,” he wrote that Harry’s private flight didn’t leave London for Scotland until 5:35 p.m. If the queen died at 3:10 p.m., that meant there would have been time for Harry to have received a call either from his father or his brother (or both) — or at least someone from one of their offices — to let him know that Queen Elizabeth had died. Instead he found out at the same time as the general public.
Post source: The List