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Rosaleen Fenton

Timings on Queen's death certificate confirm which royals weren't able to say final goodbye

The Queen died at 3.10pm on September 8, her death certificate has revealed. The document, published by National Records of Scotland on Thursday, records the late monarch's cause of death of 'old age and that she died September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Ballater.

The document was signed by the Princess Royal, who was by her side, as was her eldest son Charles. He was seen flying to Balmoral with wife Camilla and arrived at 10:30am.

However, the confirmation of timings show that Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex didn't arrive in time to say a final goodbye to their beloved mother and grandmother.

They cleared their scheduled as soon as doctors expressed their concern, boarding a flight at 2.39. However they didn't arrive until 3.50pm, which means they likely learned the news while they were in the air. Just after 5pm, they arrived at Balmoral in a fleet of cars driven by Prince William.

At 1.50pm, a spokesperson for The Duke of Sussex announced he would be travelling to Scotland but he also arrived too late to say farewell.

Prince Harry boarded a flight at London Luton Airport and departed for Aberdeen at 5.35pm, 20 minutes after the flight was originally scheduled to depart.

The Duke of Sussex then landed in Aberdeen, at 6.46pm, shortly after the announcement of her death and was photographed wearing a black suit and tie as he sat in the back of a car, as he was whisked to the royal estate just before 8pm.

He appeared sombre as he was seen arriving at Balmoral following the death of his grandmother the Queen.

Harry on the way to Balmoral (Michal Wachucik)

Buckingham Palace issued a statement at 12:30 pm on September 8 saying that doctors were concerned for her health and recommended she remain under medical supervision.

Her death was announced publicly at 6:30 pm, as the palace announced: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon."

On the certificate, Douglas James Allan Glass is noted as the certifying registered medical practitioner.

Old age was the only cause of death listed, with no other contributing factors.

Prince William, Sophie Wessex, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew arriving at Aberdeen Airport (pixel8000)

Paul Lowe, the Registrar General for Scotland, confirmed that the Queen’s death was registered in Aberdeenshire on September 16 2022.

It comes as hundreds of people queued outside Windsor Castle as it opened to members of the public for the first time since the Queen’s death.

It is the first time the public have had to view the Queen’s final resting place and see the ledger stone in the George VI memorial chapel which is inscribed with her name.

Anne Daley, 65, from Cardiff, and Grace Gotharg, from Ghana but who lives in London, were the first people in the queue, having arrived at Windsor Castle at 7.30am.

Ms Daley said she felt emotional about entering, adding: “The castle feels like empty, gloomy. Nobody’s living in it. You know, you’ve lost the Queen, you’ve lost the duke, you lost the corgis.

“It’s like when you’ve sold your house and all the history is gone.”

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