Harrys jet was still in the air as Queens death was announced to the nation

Prince Harry 's private jet "was still in the air" as news of the Queen 's death was announced to the nation at 6.30pm on Thursday, 8 September.

The monarch's grandson was amongst family members including Prince Charles and Prince William who scrambled to be by her side in Balmoral yesterday after receiving a phone call that she had just hours to live.

Prince Harry, 37, arrived at Balmoral at 7.52pm, having landed in Scotland at 7pm – hours after other members of the royal family touched down. Flight data shows he was still in the air during. the sombre announcement about his beloved grandmother.

It was originally thought that Harry would head to Balmoral with his wife Meghan Markle, 40, in tow after a spokesperson for the couple had confirmed that the couple would be travelling to "Scotland", however it was later revealed that Harry would travel there alone.


He could be seen arriving to the estate in the back of a car, dressed in a mourning suit, as he put his hand to his head and looked understandably devastated at the passing of the monarch and his grandmother, with whom he was known to be very close to.

Harry and Meghan shared a tribute to the Queen on their website, Archewell, which was blacked out in memory of Her Majesty.

The backdrop of the website read: "In Loving Memory Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022."

A statement from Buckingham Palace, which announced news of the sovereign's death, read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon."

Using Charles and Camilla's new titles, it continued: “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

The new monarch King Charles III has shared a sombre statement following the announcement of his mother, the Queen's death.

Sharing his grief, Charles said in a statement: "The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

"We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.

"I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”

"During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held."

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