Queen died ‘with Charles and Anne by side while others stormed to Balmoral’

Queen died side by side with Charles and Anne as other royals ran in vain to see her

There was an outpouring of grief as news of Her Majesty’s death broke yesterday (Picture: PA/Getty Images)

The Queen died peacefully with the now King Charles and Anne, Princess Royal, at her bedside, as some do family members unfortunately missed their chance to say goodbyesay reports.

Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward and his wife Sophie all ran to Balmoral when she was given hours to live, but they were unable to make it in time, sources said.

The Duke of Cambridge looked glum when he was pictured driving his uncles through the gates of the Scottish residence in a Range Rover at 5:06 p.m.

The 96-year-old is believed to have already died at the time, despite Buckingham Palace announcing her death an hour and a half later at 6:30pm.

The Duke of Sussex also tried to see his grandmother one last time after canceling a charity event with his wife Meghan Markle in London.

He was pictured almost two hours after news of her death, after 70 years on the throne, was shared with the world.

Her eldest child Charles happened to be already in Scotland when doctors sounded the alarm.


Queen Elizabeth II dead: important details

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away after 70 years on the throne, with her death announced by Buckingham Palace on September 8, 2022.

She died at the age of 96, surrounded by her family at her home in Balmoral, including her son and heir to the throne Charles, the Prince of Wales, and her grandsons, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

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One person responds to the floral tribute posted at Buckingham Palace, following the death of Queen Elizabeth, in London, UK, Sept. 9, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

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Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the funeral of Patricia Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge on June 27, 2017 in London, England.  Patricia, Countess Mountbatten of Burma daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II died at age 93 on June 13, 2017. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Charles and Anne were the only children of the Queen who stood by her side (Picture: Getty Images)

He reached her bed at 10:27 a.m. after the monarch’s burgundy helicopter was dispatched from Windsor at 6:48 a.m. to pick him up from Dumfries House, Ayrshire, MailOnline reports.

His wife, the Duchess of Cornwall – now known as Queen Consort – was already in Birkhall and was run over by car to join the family.

Meanwhile, Anne was already standing by her mother’s side after royal assignments in the area.

The royal family was left in tears by the loss of Her Majesty.

One said, “No matter how you try to prepare for this moment, it hits you like a brick.

‘She’s irreplaceable. I just can’t believe we won’t see that mischievous smile again. There is a deep sense of shock.’

Thousands of mourners flocked to the gates of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace in the rain last night.

When the Queen’s death was announced, many broke in with an impromptu rendition of God Save The King.

King Charles said his mother’s death is “a moment of the greatest sadness” in his first declaration as monarch.

He automatically became king upon the death of his mother, but this will be formally proclaimed Saturday at a landmark Accession Council.

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