PRINCE Harry went into "panic mode" when the Queen was taken into hospital for an overnight stay, it's claimed.

The Duke of Sussex reportedly felt "helpless" after learning the news in his LA home thousands of miles away.

And it's understood he's been "checking in non-stop" to ensure his grandmother is feeling better, an unsubstantiated source told US Weekly.

"He felt helpless being 5,000 miles away in Montecito, and has been checking in non-stop with her," they said.

The monarch announced last night that she will not be attending the COP26 summit on doctors' orders.

Her Majesty, 95, had planned to speak at the conference.

However, she will instead deliver an address to the delegates via a recorded video message.

The monarch had 295 engagements during 2019 – and has pursued a punishing schedule following the Duke of Edinburgh's death, carrying out 120 official appointments in 194 days.

Her decision not to attend in person comes after she backed out of a planned trip to Northern Ireland – her first cancelled royal duty in 15 years.

She was recently hospitalised for preliminary tests, but later discharged from hospital in "good spirits".

Her hospital stay was kept a secret and only confirmed by the Palace when it was revealed by The Sun.

And while it's understood her medical team acted out of caution and the stay was for 'practical reasons', the source claims Harry is concerned.

They allege he "feels guilty about not saying goodbye" in person to Prince Philip, who died in April.

"He would never forgive himself if the same thing happened with his beloved grandmother," the source said.

The duke is even planning a return to the UK this year to see his family, it's reported.

'CHECKING IN NON-STOP'

It's claimed he is "hoping to go back home for Christmas with Meghan, if not before, so that [the Queen] can finally get to meet Lilibet and see Archie again."

Royal experts last night said Her Majesty "isn't someone who will naturally take to slowing down".

Richard Fitzwilliams told The Sun: "She knows people want to see her, she knows certain events are particularly important, and if she can possibly make it in person, she will.

"It's more or less inevitable that there'll be a very, very careful rethink now.

"However, she truly hates letting anyone down."

But the source said she is "finally acknowledging" that she "needs to slow down."

"She's not a quitter and will continue working, but is handing over some of her duties to Prince Charles and Prince William," they said.

HARRY 'FEELS HELPLESS'

Meanwhile, Harry isn't the only family member worried for the Queen's health, with many other relatives "showing their support".

"She says she’s fine and doing well, but she’s said that before, so naturally they’re concerned," the source said.

The monarch is being looked after by the Medical Household, her expert team of royal physicians.

Royal sources claimed she was "knackered" as a result of her punishing schedule, coupled with a busy social life and late-night TV.

But the monarch herself shot down her doubters last week by refusing an Oldie of the Year award.

She said she "doesn't meet the relevant criteria".

She cheekily added: "You are as old as you feel."


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