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08th Sep 2022

Meghan is not with Prince Harry on way to Balmoral to be with Queen

Steve Hopkins

Earlier reports suggested Meghan and Harry were travelling together

Meghan Markle has reportedly not travelled with the rest of the royal family to be with the Queen after news broke Thursday that doctors were “concerned” for her health.

Harry is en route to Scotland from Germany but is alone, Metro reported. The Queen’s family are racing to her bedside after doctor’s revealed her health is faltering.

A plane carrying several senior royals touched down at Aberdeenshire shortly before 4pm, but Prince Harry is understood to be on his way separately.

The RAF flight was carrying the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the BBC reported.

It was earlier reported that Harry and Meghan were on their way to Scotland together after cancelling a charity appearance.

Prince Charles, Camilla and Princess Anne are said to already be at Balmoral. Prince William, the Queen’s eldest grandson, is on his way there, while his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, has remained in Windsor as her children are on their first full day at their new school, the BBC reported.

Prince Harry and Meghan cancelled a charity appearance when news broke of the Queen’s health.

Minutes before the palace’s statement, the new Prime Minister Liz Truss was handed a note in the Commons informing her of the development as she was revealing her plans to cap energy bills for the next two years.

Truss said: “The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime” adding “my thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time”.

On Wednesday, the Queen was forced to postpone a Privy Council meeting at the last minute on doctors’ advice.

Following a busy day on Tuesday, during which she greeted both Boris Johnson and Truss at Balmoral, as well as undertaking other light duties, the 96-year-old was told to rest.

The palace said that after “a full day” on Tuesday the monarch  had accepted the medics’ advice.

The Queen had been due to hold the Privy Council virtually on Wednesday evening, during which Truss would have taken her oath as First Lord of the Treasury and her new cabinet ministers would have been sworn into their roles.

In a statement a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “After a full day yesterday, Her Majesty has this afternoon accepted doctors’ advice to rest.

“This means that the Privy Council meeting that had been due to take place this evening will be rearranged.”

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