Furious Prince Harry snubbed dinner with King Charles III and William at Balmoral after the new monarch banned Meghan from joining them on the day the Queen died, it is reported.
It is claimed the Duke of Sussex wanted his wife to join the Royal Family when they met at the Scottish Estate following Her Majesty’s death on September 8.
However, it is alleged that Charles phoned his youngest son to tell him it was “not appropriate” for her to be there.
It is reported that in the ensuing row with his family, during which he fought to get them to allow the Duchess to come with him, he missed his flight to Scotland.
In his absence, his brother and his uncles, Andrew and Edward, all boarded an RAF plane for Scotland. They would arrive at Balmoral about half an hour after the Queen’s death.
Harry had to make his own way there, landing in Aberdeen at 6.35pm, five minutes after the public announcement of Her Majesty’s death.
The Sun reports that the prince was so angry at the delay and the fact that his wife had not been allowed to come that he refused to dine at Birkhall with his father, brother and the queen consort, Camilla.
Instead, he had eaten with Andrew, Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, at Balmoral Castle before leaving early the next morning.
Prince Harry had insisted that his wife, Meghan, be with him on the day of the Queen’s death, but King Charles III reportedly forbade him from attending. Pictured: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stand behind King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19
It is claimed that in the row that followed, Prince Harry missed his flight to Aberdeen, meaning he caught a later one that only landed after news broke of Her Majesty’s death at the world. Pictured: The Duke of Sussex looks grim on a trip from Aberdeen to Balmoral on the day the Queen died
Instead of dining with his father, brother and stepmother, Harry decided to eat with his uncles at Balmoral Castle the night the Queen died. Pictured: Balmoral Castle in Scotland
Prince Harry is said to have snubbed his father and brother at a dinner party at Balmoral after the new king banned his wife from attending. Pictured: King Charles III and the Duke of Sussex walk alongside Princess Anne as they arrive at the Queen’s Committal Service in Windsor on September 19
The Sun quotes a source as saying: “Harry was so busy trying to get Meghan to Balmoral and rowing with his family that he missed the flight.”
‘Charles has an open invitation for Harry to dine with him whenever he is in the country.
“But Harry was so furious that he refused to eat with his father and brother.
“It was a huge snub. And he got out of Balmoral at the first opportunity to catch the first commercial flight to London.
The next morning he was the first member of the Royal Family to leave, boarding a British Airways flight from Aberdeen where he was pictured comforting an airport worker after she had conveyed his condolences for the death of his grandmother.
Harry returned to Meghan at 8.28am, where he sat alone in the back of a Range Rover as he was driven from the royal family’s Scottish home, where he had arrived at 7.52pm the previous night .
He was taken to Aberdeen Airport at 9.20am, led by five police officers, and boarded a flight for London leaving at 10am.
Harry wore a black suit and carried a shoulder bag as he walked up the steps of the plane. An airport worker offered his condolences as the prince was about to climb the steps of a British Airways plane.
The woman, wearing a high visibility yellow jacket, addressed Prince Harry. The royal smiled and patted her gently on the shoulder before boarding the plane for London’s Heathrow Airport.
Less than 12 hours earlier, grief had been written on the Duke’s face after he landed in Scotland following news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
He had his head bowed and partially covered his face as he was driven from Aberdeen Airport, arriving at Balmoral after dark.