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Sombre Prince Harry holds his head as he travels to Balmoral after Queen’s death announced to nation

PRINCE Harry held his head in his hand tonight as he travelled to Balmoral while the Queen’s death was announced to the nation.

Buckingham Palace today confirmed Her Majesty Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, had passed away – making her son, Charles, King.

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Prince Harry was seen leaving Aberdeen Airport for Balmoral this eveningCredit: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia
He travelled to Balmoral by car, wearing a dark suit and tie

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He travelled to Balmoral by car, wearing a dark suit and tieCredit: Newsline
The duke will join his family in Scotland

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The duke will join his family in ScotlandCredit: Rex

The Duke of Sussex this afternoon dashed to Aberdeen by himself, while Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and the Earl and Countess of Wessex flew together.

Wearing a black suit and tie, Harry left Aberdeen Airport with his head in his hand, making the journey to Balmoral by car.


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Earlier reports suggested he and the Duchess of Sussex were on the way to the Queen’s Scottish bolthole together.

But sources later said Meghan would stay in London, with Prince Harry travelling alone.

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The Palace announced in a statement tonight: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

The Sussexes tonight updated their Archewell website to reflect the news, paying tribute to Her Majesty with a banner which read: “In loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

Harry is now joining his brother William, who was seen driving to Balmoral with Andrew, Sophie Wessex and Edward this afternoon.

Prince Charles and Camilla also rushed to the Scottish estate this morning along Princess Anne.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has stayed down south with George, Charlotte and Louis for their first day at school, a spokesman has confirmed.

The Sussexes were due to attend the WellChild Awards ceremony in London this evening. While Meghan will stay in London, she will not go to the event.

She and Prince Harry had returned to the UK for a string of charity events – heading to Manchester before jetting to Germany to mark just one year to go ahead of the Invictus Games.

And they were in London today when Buckingham Palace released a statement over the Queen’s health.

The statement read: “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.

“The Queen remains comfortable at Balmoral.”

Camilla had been due to meet staff and patients at Maggie’s in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, today but the engagement was cancelled.

Charles’ helicopter was also seen landing on the grounds of Balmoral this morning.

The announcement comes just two days after the Queen beamed while meeting new Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral.

Ms Truss was among the first to wish Her Majesty well today after the formal appointment on Monday.

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In a statement today, the PM said: “Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built. Our country has grown and flourished under her reign.

“Britain is the great country it is today because of her.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex updated their website with a touching tribute to Her Majesty this evening

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex updated their website with a touching tribute to Her Majesty this eveningCredit: Archewell.com
The Duke of Cambridge has been seen driving his family to Balmoral to be with Queen

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The Duke of Cambridge has been seen driving his family to Balmoral to be with QueenCredit: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia
Prince Charles was this morning seen arriving in Scotland to head to Balmoral

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Prince Charles was this morning seen arriving in Scotland to head to BalmoralCredit: Sky News
A plane carrying Prince William, Prince Andrew, Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward has landed in Scotland

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A plane carrying Prince William, Prince Andrew, Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward has landed in ScotlandCredit: Sky News
Prince William is seen disembarking the plane

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Prince William is seen disembarking the planeCredit: Sky News
The Duchess of Sussex did not travel with the Duke today

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The Duchess of Sussex did not travel with the Duke todayCredit: Getty
It comes after the Queen met with Ms Truss, the 15th prime minister of her 70-year reign, at Balmoral on Monday

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It comes after the Queen met with Ms Truss, the 15th prime minister of her 70-year reign, at Balmoral on MondayCredit: Reuters

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