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Prince Harry boarded plane hours after Queen died and unable to say goodbye

Prince Harry did not get a chance to say a final goodbye to the Queen, timings on the Queen's death certificate show.

The late monarch's death certificate was published by the National Records of Scotland today (Thursday, September 29), showing Her Majesty died at 3.10pm at Balmoral Castle.

At 1.50pm that day, a spokesperson for The Duke of Sussex said he would be travelling to Scotland because the Queen's health had deteriorated.

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It prompted a scramble by aides to try and get him on a plane to be at her side in contrast to his brother William who was flown from RAF Northolt with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Harry eventually managed to board flight G-LEAX from London Luton Airport and departed for Aberdeen at 5.35pm, though the flight was delayed by 20 minutes.

He was on this plane when he received the news from his father and by the time the plane touched down in Aberdeen, the news of the late Queen's passing had already been broadcast to the world.

The prince was seen looking sombre and wearing a black suit and tie as he was whisked to the royal estate, arriving just before 8pm.

It has also been revealed that Princess Anne signed the Queen's death certificate.

She was by her mother's side alongside King Charles and his wife Camilla who had arrived at the Queen's favourite retreat at 10.30am.

The certificate also shows Douglas James Allan Glass was the certifying registered medical practitioner and that "old age" was listed as the cause of death.

Registrar General for Scotland Paul Lowe confirmed the Queen’s death was registered in Aberdeenshire on September 16, 2022.

Harry is thought to have declined a dinner invitation with Charles and William at Balmoral on the very day the Queen passed away, allegedly as Meghan was not invited.

The Duke of Sussex insisted his wife should join but Charles told him this would "not be appropriate" as he believed that only close family members should be in attendance.

Kate is also thought to have not attended for the same reasons.

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