Officer was sent to Prince Harry’s home to deliver the news in the middle of the night
A member of the police from the Santa Barbara Sherriff’s office was called to Harry and Meghan Markle’s home at 3 am to deliver the news after all other means of contacting him failed.
Prince Philip died aged 99 at Windsor Castle on April 9. In a statement announcing his death, Buckingham Palace 说: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
根据 The Telegraph, Buckingham Palace alerted the US embassy in London, which then asked the Sherriff’s office to ensure the news reached the Duke of Sussex as quickly as possible.
“We did go to the house on the ninth at 3 am on the request of Buckingham Palace,” the spokesperson said.
“The call note says it was a call for service from the US embassy in London,” they added.
Harry returned to the UK later that month to attend Prince Philip’s funeral, which was held in St George’s Chapel on 17 四月.
It was his first visit since he and Meghan left the UK in March 2020 after stepping down as senior members of the royal family.
In his new documentary series, 你看不到的我, which aims to break the stigmas associated with mental health issues, Harry revealed that flying back to the UK is a “trigger” for him because it reminds him of Princess Diana, his late mother.
“For most of my life, I’ve always felt worried, concerned, a little bit tense and uptight whenever I fly back into the UK, whenever I fly back into London.
“为我, London is a trigger, 很遗憾. Because of what happened to my mum, and because of what I experienced and what I saw,“ 他说.