Prince Charles (now King Charles III) had told his younger son Prince Harry not to bring his wife Meghan Markle to see Queen Elizabeth before her death.
On September 8, 2022, Prince Harry was the last person to arrive at Balmoral Castle as the Queen's closest family members raced to be with her in her dying hours.
According to a source who spoke to The Sun, "Charles told Prince Harry that it wasn't right or appropriate for Meghan to be in Balmoral at such a deeply sad time."
Charles made it very, very clear Meghan would not be welcome. It was pointed out to him that Kate was not going and that the numbers really should be limited to the very closest family."
In happier times, Prince Harry and his grandmother enjoyed a close, playful rapport, glimpsed by the wider public in 2016 when they appeared together in a comic video.
Meghan accused the royalty of racism in a bombshell interview the couple gave to Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, albeit no names were mentioned.