‘Hoped he make 100’ Queen ‘absolutely devastated’ by Philip death, royal insider reveals

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Sources claim that the Royal Family had hoped Prince Philip would make it to 100 and accepted that due to his old age his “days were numbered”. Royal Family members have visited the Queen to console her as arrangements for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral are underway. The insider added that Prince Harry may already be quietly making his way to the UK without Meghan Markle stating it would be best that way to avoid “distraction”. 

Discussing Prince Philip’s death on Today NBC, the insider was asked how the Royal Family was coping with the loss of the Duke. 

She replied: “As you can imagine the Queen has been left absolutely devastated. 

“Of course the Duke of Edinburgh spent a month in hospital prior to his demise and she would have recognised that perhaps at 99 his days were numbered. 

“But I think they were hoping, the family at least, that he would make it to his 100th birthday in June. 

“Sadly that’s not been the case and we can see today the Queen’s children driving into Windsor Castle, the Duke of York, Prince Charles and Prince Edward have all made a visit to their mother to help her at this moment of terrible loss and sorrow.”

The NBC host then discussed the rift between the Royal Family and Prince Harry and whether he would attend the funeral. 

Doctors advised his wife Meghan Markle to not travel as she is heavily pregnant. 

The insider added: “Prince Harry will attend alone and we understand that he may even be making the journey as we speak this weekend – so expect him to be reunited with his family.

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“Of course, he loved his grandfather and he wants to be there for his grandmother.

“I think it’s going to be difficult for Meghan to attend because she is quite heavily pregnant now and equally the couple will be keen to avoid a distraction.

“This week should be about the family mourning but most importantly it should be about the Queen in her hour of need.”

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, was seen leaving Windsor Castle to console the family with her husband Edward.

But she was caught on film telling reporters as she drove past “the Queen has been amazing”.

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Prince Philip died on April 9 aged 99 and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history. 

Details of his funeral were released over the weekend as the event is due to be held on April 17 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. 

Coronavirus restrictions mean only 30 people can attend with Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejecting his invite so more family could attend. 

Buckingham Palace has urged the public to not attend over fears crowds could form. 

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