Prince Harry has shared the emotional last words he spoke to the late Queen Elizabeth.
The Duke of Sussex arrived at his grandmother’s deathbed in Balmoral hours after her passing in September 2022, according to details of Her Majesty’s death in Harry’s upcoming autobiography Spare.
When he arrived at Queen Elizabeth’s bedside, he said he told his late grandmother in a whisper that he “hoped she would be happy” and that she would be with his grandfather, Prince Philip, who had died a year prior at age 99.
Harry also writes in the book that he told her he “admired her for having fulfilled her duties until the very end,” referencing her attendance at The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations that summer, despite rumours of her failing health.
The Duke of Sussex was in Germany promoting the Invictus Games when he was informed of the Queen’s health and rushed to be by her side.
Unfortunately, he arrived too late and wasn’t able to say his final goodbyes. He did, however, attend the 10-day period of mourning for the Queen, accompanied by Meghan Markle.
After her death, Harry and Markle publicly reunited with William and Middleton for the first time since March of that year to pay tribute to the Queen outside of Windsor Castle.
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