Prince Harry pulled out of dinner with Charles and William at Balmoral after Meghan Markle was banned from joining the family on the day of the Queen’s death.
38-year-old Harry had insisted that his wife be there on the day of Her Majesty’s death September 8, but Charles called and said it was ‘not appropriate’, The sun reports.
It saw Harry missed the RAF flight to Scotland with brother William and uncles Princes Andrew and Edward.
He was told to make his own travel arrangements and eventually landed in Aberdeen without Meghan at 6.35pm – minutes after the Queen’s death was announced to the world.
When he was driven to Balmoral 90 minutes later, he refused to dine at Birchhall, Charles’s home on the estate, with the new king, Queen Consort Camilla and Prince William.
Insiders say the sullen prince instead mourned Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Andrew, 11km from Balmoral Castle.
A source said: “Harry was so busy getting Meghan to Balmoral and rowing with his family that he missed his flight.
“Charles openly invites 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 mass contempt. And he flew out of Balmoral at the first opportunity to catch the first commercial flight back to London.’
The next day at 8am, Harry was seen being wheeled to a British Airways flight which departed Heathrow at 9.45am.
He then reunited with Meghan at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor.
Despite his disdain for the dinner, William asked Harry and Meghan to walk with him and Kate to see the flowers at Windsor Castle on September 10.
And King Charles III allowed his son to wear a uniform for the vigil of The Queen’s seven other grandchildren are in recumbency at Westminster Hall.
Harry and Meghan flew home to California on Tuesday – 24 hours after the family spent the Queen’s rest.
This article originally appeared on The sun and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Prince Harry refused to dine with Charles William on the night of the Queen’s death