While the rest of the royal family rushed to Balmoral on the day of the Queen’s passing, Meghan Markle stayed in London sending Prince Harry there without her.
Some have speculated that she did this because of the fear she would not have been “warmly welcomed” by other members of the family.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed earlier in the day that the couple would be traveling to Scotland together following news of the Queen’s illness.
But then conflicting reports were made and Meghan ended up staying in London. Prince Harry arrived one hour after his grandmother’s passing.
The BBC’s royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said on air: “She might not be terribly warmly welcomed, to be perfectly candid about it.”
Sources close to the couple indicate that she could potentially join Harry in Scotland at a later date.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, also stayed in Windsor with her children George, Charlotte, and Louis. They were attending their first day at their new school.
The Queen’s death was announced on Twitter by the Royal Family’s official account with a post at 6.30 pm today.
It read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Harry and Meghan had not been expected to see any other members of the Royal Family during their visit from California this week. They will certainly all be together for the Queen’s funeral, which will be the largest in history.
The last time Harry and Meghan saw The Queen was in June during the celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee. They were able to introduce the Queen to their daughter Lilibet. She was given that name in honor of Her Majesty’s childhood nickname.
The world will be watching all of the royals during this time of grieving, and hopefully a time of healing.