The Snub That Had Prince Harry Scrambling Right Before The Queen's Death

Many royal watchers and media outlets have reported on how the royal family has repeatedly snubbed Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, during the funeral events to honor Queen Elizabeth II. Royal fans were fuming over Prince Andrew's new role with King Charles, while the king's youngest son appears to be treated with less care than the disgraced Andrew. For example, Harry has not been allowed to wear his military uniform for all but one funeral event for his grandmother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were invited, then uninvited, to a reception honoring the queen on September 18, as well. At the queen's funeral in Westminster Abbey, the Daily Beast reported the family put Harry and Meghan in the second row of the church, behind his family, even though there was room for the couple to sit with the family. Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall's husband, sat in the front row, while the king's youngest son sat behind him.

King Charles's public temper is sparking concern, too, and has received worldwide coverage. Charles didn't share a close relationship with his sons for years, although the monarch and his oldest son are reportedly closer now. The New York Post reported Charles was nicknamed the "pampered prince" for years because of his high-maintenance daily demands, while his sons were far less high-maintenance. Actions speak louder than words, and the actions of King Charles show that his relationship with his youngest son is frosty.

But one snub, in particular, had Harry scrambling right before the queen's death.

Prince Harry told about Queen Elizabeth II's death five minutes before media

Sky News reported that King Charles III told Prince Harry about Queen Elizabeth II's death five minutes before Buckingham Palace released the news to the public. William, Prince of Wales, got the call from the new king "some time" before his younger brother and could get to Scotland faster than Harry. The 40-year-old prince flew to Scotland with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, landing at 3:50 p.m. (via Page Six). The outlet reported that Harry had to scramble to get a flight to Scotland and didn't even leave until 5:35 p.m. According to The Telegraph, the Duke of Sussex was touching down in Scotland when he got the call from his father.

But Buckingham Palace hit back at reports that Harry was the last to know about the queen's death. A spokesperson told The Telegraph, "Everybody was trying to get where they needed to be. That was the focus ... The public was only informed after every family member had been informed." While the palace has issued statements claiming that the king's youngest son was treated no differently, traditional and social media have noticed the royal family's alleged snubs of Harry. One Twitter user spoke for many by noting: "I am so sad over the loss of Queen Elizabeth, but I'm so sickened over how Prince William and King Charles are using this opportunity to hurt and humiliate Prince Harry and Meghan."