Prince Harry ‘told of Philip’s death by police as he wasn’t answering his phone’

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Prince Harry was only told of his grandfather Prince Philip's death when US cops showed up at his LA home because he wasn't answering his phone, it is claimed.

American outlet TMZ, citing US law enforcement sources, reports that the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department were asked to visit the Duke of Sussex's home when he did not respond to calls meant to inform him of the Duke of Edinburgh's death.

Philip passed away on April 9, and it is claimed that calls were being made from the UK's US embassy to Harry at 3am. They allegedly went unanswered.

No one is believed to have answered those calls, and eventually the embassy contacted Harry's local police force and asked them to try and get in touch with the royal.

According to the police sources who have spoken to TMZ, Harry was finally told of Philip's death after police officers arrived at the gates of the property he shares with wife Meghan Markle and asked him to call the Embassy as soon as possible.

The Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 last month, leading to an outpouring of grief from senior royals.

The Duke of Sussex returned to the UK for the first time since Megxit for his funeral at Windsor Castle.

Harry has been praised by fans for bravely speaking out on his new show for Apple+TV, The Me You Can’t See.

  • Prince Philip 'didn't hold grudge' against Harry' and 'sorted him out' in will

The Duke told Oprah the pandemic has made people take notice of mental health and said it goes beyond being “psychologically well” or “psychologically unwell”.

He told viewers he learnt that relatives “feel shame” when confronted with mental health problems and are “incredibly good at covering it up”.

Representatives of Prince Harry have been contacted for comment.

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