King Charles III said the Queen was dying during a hurried phone call

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King Charles had to rush to the Queen’s bedside when he received the news (Image: Getty Images)

King Charles was told the Queen was dying during a phone call, according to a royal commentator.

The 73-year-old and Camilla were at Dumfries House in Scotland when they heard the tragic news.

An assistant had rushed down the corridors of the house to raise the alarm with the couple.

Camilla was due to record an interview with the daughter of former US President George W. Bush when Charles was informed of his mother’s ill health, according to Newsweek’s chief royal correspondent Jack Royston.

The couple were then rushed to Balmoral by helicopter where, along with Princess Anne, they were the only members of the royal family to be by her side when she died.

The couple were informed of the Queen’s worsening condition at 12.30pm. on September 8.

It was then at 12.34 p.m. the whole world was informed of how the Queen’s physicians were “concerned about His Majesty’s health.”

Royston told True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat: “Charles and Camilla were at Dumfries House.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: (LR) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Edward, Earl of Wessex arrive to see Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland.  Buckingham Palace issued a statement earlier today saying that Queen Elizabeth has been placed under medical observation due to health concerns.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Prince William, Prince Andrew, Sophie and Edward ran at Balmoral last week (Image: Getty Images)

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 16: King Charles III meets Royal Patrons and members of religious communities at a reception for local charities at Cardiff Castle on September 16, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.  King Charles III visits Wales for the first time since ascending to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Charles was one of the only senior figures to reach the Queen’s bedside (Image: Getty Images)

“Camilla was to record an interview with Jenna Bush Hager, who said she heard footsteps running down the hall.

“Charles got a call, everything was quiet and they were asked to be quiet.

“The next thing he knew, Charles and Camilla were in a helicopter.

“And it was 12.30pm, so it was exactly the same time we were told.”

Senior members of the royal family faced a grim race to try and catch a glimpse of the Queen before she died, with Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and Prince Harry all missing out. in time.

Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie all left RAF Northolt at 2pm, while Prince Harry arrived at Balmoral at 8pm.

Princess Anne was already in Scotland when the news broke.

But the other royals were scattered elsewhere in England, well away from Balmoral, at the time of the news.

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