Resting place Prince Harry Meghan Markle returned to their wedding venue – St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle — to give their final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II.
After her state funeral procession at Westminster Abbey, the Sussexes made their way to the location on Monday, September 19. The cathedral, which dates back to 750 years, was visited by members of the royal family including the monarch. King Charles III and his siblings — Princess Anne, Prince Andrew Prince Edward — and the queen’s grandchildren: Prince WilliamHarry, 38 Peter Phillips. Harry sat in the same row as Prince Harry and Princess of Wales during the service.
Following the service, the royal family took part in a procession that went from Wellington Arch to the church. The coffin was then loaded into a hearse, and taken to Windsor Castle. The queen will be buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel with her late husband, Prince Philip. This will take place on Monday. The Duke of Edinburgh was previously interred in the Royal Vault at Windsor’s St George’s Chapel, but his body was moved to its final resting place ahead of the queen’s funeral so that he could be buried beside his wife of 73 years.
The long-reigning sovereign — who served 70 years on the British throne — died on September 8 at her Balmoral Castle in Scotland at age 96.
Five years before her passing, the queen was in attendance at her 38-year-old grandson’s May 2018 wedding to the California native, 41, along with Harry’s best man and brother, William, 40, Princess Kate, King Charles III, 73,Queen Consort Camilla, and the late Prince Phillip.
William and Kate’s children, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, served as a pageboy and a bridesmaid, respectively, while their newborn baby brother, Prince Louis, 4, did not attend the nuptials.
Although Harry and Meghan were on good terms with the queen, their decision not to be senior royals for Her Majesty’s in March 2020 and to move to the United States caused tension within the family.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved members of the family. I recognize the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life,” the queen said in January 2020. “I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family. It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.”
The Duchess and Duke of Sussex participated in a shocking interview with CBS in March 2021. It revealed some disturbing information about The Firm. The former SuitsThe actress only had nice words to say for her grandmother-in law.
“It’s hard for people to distinguish the two because it’s a family business, right? So, there’s the family, and then there’s the people that are running the institution,” she said during the March 2021 interview. “The queen, for example, has always been wonderful to me.”
The BenchInvictus Games founder Archie, a writer, and their three-year-old daughter Lilibet, a 15-month-old, were able to spend some time with the queen in the summer before her death in September. The proud parents brought the little ones to London for Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee and the queen celebrated Lilibet’s first birthday with the Sussexes.
The pair, who traveled overseas in early September for various engagements, stayed in the U.K. upon hearing the news of the sovereign’s declining health. Harry traveled to Balmoral Castle with his grandmother, while Meghan stayed at home in London.
After news broke that the queen had died after more than 70 years on the throne, Harry and Meghan’s Archewell foundation’s website temporarily paused access, only displaying a tribute to the monarch: “In Loving Memory of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1926 to 2022.”
Meghan put her upcoming in honor of the late monarch. VarietyCover on hold. The “Archetypes” podcaster, who was recently named one of the magazine’s Power of Women nominees, will continue to mourn the loss of the queen with the rest of the royal family and her cover will be postponed until further notice, the outlet confirmed on Wednesday, September 14.