Harry Sits Between Meghan, Charlotte at St George’s Chapel Service

After sitting in the second row of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral service, Prince Harry And Meghan MarkleThese were found in the same area as Prince WilliamAnd Princess Kate for the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel.

The Princess of Wales was the first to arrive at the pew, and stepped back so that Meghan, 41, could follow her. His 38-year old nephew, Princess Charlotte, followed him. Kate, 40 years old, was called in to take the place of her 7-year-old girl. Prince George, 9, sat between his mother and William 38.

While King Charles III, Harry and William were part of the procession leading their grandmother’s casket from Westminster Abbey, Kate rode with her two eldest children and Queen Consort Camilla. After the ceremony, Meghan was in the car alongside Sophie, Countess Of WessexCharlotte was seen getting visibly emotional as she wiped away a tear. Charlotte also burst into tears while they honored her great grandmother.

Prince Harry Sits Between Meghan Markle and Princess Charlotte at St George's Chapel Service

Buckingham Palace confirmed the queen’s death on September 8. Britain’s longest reigning monarch was 96 when she passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

King Charles, who was formally known as Prince Charles, was by his mother’s side when news broke that she died. Prince William, who is next in line for the throne, arrived at the family’s Scotland estate before the announcement was made, but Harry didn’t make it until later that day, according to reports.

“This is such an intensely difficult time for the princes,” a source exclusively told Us WeeklyThursday, September 15 “They both adored their grandma and it will take some time to process the reality of her passing.”

Despite feeling “fortune beyond words” to have had such a long relationship with Her Majesty, both the Prince of Wales, 40, and his younger sibling are feeling her absence.

“There’s still this horrendous sense of loss and emptiness thinking that she’ll no longer be around,” the insider said, noting that the brothers “console themselves with the fact she’s at peace with their grandfather in heaven and watching over them and in their hearts forever.” (Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, died in April 2021 at the age of 99.)

Charles and his children were able to spend much time together during their grief process after years of turmoil. Harry, who was resigned from his senior royal duties in 2020 alongside Meghan, has shared many highs and lows over the years with his family. The tension grew in 2021, when the duo appeared on The Firm’s explosive CBS tell all interview. It aired one year after their departure was made permanent.

The couple’s relationship with Harry’s relatives, however, has appeared to take a positive turn this month after Charles gave them a shout-out in his first speech as the monarch on September 9, sending them “love” as they “continue to build their lives overseas” in California.

“I think the king has made it very clear that he wants to heal the rift,” royal expert Gareth RussellOnly spoken UseFollow the address. “Family dynamics, of course, are always complicated, but I think we can all see that there’s a great deal of pain.”

Prince Harry Sits Between Meghan Markle and Princess Charlotte at St George's Chapel Service

Prince William, Catherine Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend the state funeral and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey in London.
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William also extended an olive leaf to his brother-in law and sister-inlaw when he invited them and Kate to be there to greet the mourners in Windsor on Sept 10.

“For all of their differences in the past, many of which still linger, this was what The Queen would have wanted and William knew very well that it was no time to be holding onto grudges or distancing himself from his brother,” a source exclusively told UseThe outing. “They needed to put on a united front and pay their respects for her sake as well as the monarchy as a whole and the people she served so tirelessly during her reign.”

The positive steps, unfortunately, haven’t completely mended the group’s relationships, according to royal expert Christopher Andersen.

“Harry and Meghan still are uneasy,” the Wives and BrothersThe author claims that the only source of his information was UseTuesday, September 13. “We’ve seen that in a recent interview that Meghan gave. It’ll take an awful lot, I think, for those to get things back to where they were, and it’s all sad.”

Andersen explained that while Charles wants “all hands on deck, and that means having both William and Harry as partners as well,” he thinks “the relationship with Harry and William is still dicey.”