Windsor Castle Is a “Lonely Place” Without Queen Elizabeth, Tells Prince Harry to Mourners
A Quiet Castle.
Two days after Queen Elizabeth II died, Prince Harry addressed mourners outside Windsor Castle and pondered on his grandmother’s death.
“It’s a lonely place up there now without her,” he told a big throng gathering outside her home on September 10, as seen in a video captured by The Sun. “We felt her presence in every room she was in.”
Harry was accompanied by his wife, Meghan Markle, as well as his brother, Prince William, and Kate Middleton, who was just appointed Prince and Princess of Wales by King Charles III.
This was the first time in more than two years that the foursome—dubbed the “Fab Four” by the British press—met with members of the public in front of cameras.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were already in the country when the Queen died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle, her vacation home in Scotland. According to various sources, Harry, William, and other royal family members hurried to the 96-year-side old’s after receiving dire word from her doctors, but the brothers were unable to arrive at the mansion in time to see her before she died.
The monarch was then honored by Harry, 37, and Meghan, 41, who blacked out the website for their Archewell charity and wrote, “In loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022.” On Instagram, William posted a particular message to his “Grannie.”
According to E! News, the Sussexes intend to stay in the United Kingdom for the time being. While details of the couple’s extended stay have not been revealed, they are most likely planned to join the rest of the royal family for the following few days of grief, including the queen’s state burial on Sept. 19.
While Harry’s connection with the royal family is said to be strained as he prepares to move to Meghan’s own country of the United States in 2020, Charles personally expressed his affection for his son and daughter-in-law during his first public address as monarch on Sept. 9.
“I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to construct their life overseas,” the king said during his speech.