Queen died with Charles and Anne by side as other royals raced 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 Duke of Cambridge looked sombre as he was pictured driving his uncles through the gates of the Scottish residence in a Range Rover at 5.06pm.

It’s believed the 96-year-old had already passed away at this point, despite Buckingham Palace announcing her death an hour-and-a-half later at 6.30pm.

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

He was pictured arriving nearly two hours after the news of her death following 70 years on the throne was shared with the world.

His father Charles already happened to be in Scotland when doctors sounded the alarm.

Queen Elizabeth II dead: Key details

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died 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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Prince Harry arrives at Balmoral following the death of his grandmother, the Queen

A woman looks at floral tributes placed at Buckingham Palace (Picture: Reuters)

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 aged 93 on June 13 2017. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Charles and Anne were the only of the Queen’s children to make it to her side (Picture: Getty Images)

He made it to the monarch’s bedside by 10.27am after her burgundy-liveried helicopter was sent from Windsor at 6.48am to collect him from Dumfries House, Ayrshire, MailOnline reports.

His wife, the Duchess of Cornwall – who is now Queen Consort -was already at Birkhall and was driven over by car to join the family.

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

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

One said: ‘However much you try to prepare yourself for this moment, it just hits you like a ton of bricks.

‘She is irreplaceable. I just can’t believe we won’t see that impish 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.

Meghan is not with Harry on way to Balmoral to be with Queen

As the Queen’s death was announced, many broke into 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 statement as monarch.

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

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