New book details the final moments of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign
Prince William insisted on a royal walkabout with Prince Harry and Meghan after Queen Elizabeth’s death despite it being “awkward”, a new book has claimed.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were joined by the Sussexes as they greeted members of the public outside Windsor Castle days after the queen died on 8 September 2022.
The appearance surprised fans amid reports of a growing rift between the “Fab Four” – as the royals were jointly known before Harry and Meghan resigned as senior members and relocated to the US in 2020.
Royal biographer Robert Hardman’s new book Charles III: New King, New Court. The Inside Story described the “remarkable scene” at Cambridge Gate on the castle’s Long Walk on 10 September 2022, including details about what went on behind-the-scenes that day.
Citing conversations with the prince’s closest advisors, Hardman claims the walkabout was “very much William’s idea” because he felt it was the right thing to do for his grandmother – despite the awkwardness of the engagement.