Royal Family Members Arrived at Balmoral Castle Just Before News Broke of Queen Elizabeth's Passing

The royal family is gathering at Balmoral Castle to honor Queen Elizabeth II.

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Today, multiple cars were seen entering the gates of the royal residence just before news broke that Queen Elizabeth has passed away. One of the vehicles was driven by Prince William, while the monarch’s son, Prince Andrew, sat in the passenger seat. The back row was occupied by Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie (Countess of Wessex).

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Many believe the queen’s oldest son, Prince Charles, had already arrived at Balmoral Castle with his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. Prince Harry recently stopped by the U.K. on his way to Germany, where he kicked off the upcoming Invictus Games. The royal is now heading to Balmoral, but Meghan Markle didn’t accompany him.

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The emotional get-together came a few hours after the royal family announced that Queen Elizabeth’s health had taken a turn for the worse. The statement read, “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

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Sending major love to the entire royal family.

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