Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hold Hands After Queen’s Service

Standing together. Prince HarryHe and his wife. Meghan Markle, joined other members of the royal family as Queen Elizabeth II’s legacy was honored at a Westminster Hall service.

The 20-minute service was completed on Wednesday, September 14th. King Charles III Queen Consort Camilla led the group’s departure. Princess Anne Sir Timothy LaurenceThey were quickly followed by their waiting cars. They shared a brief display for affection with Meghan, 41, and Harry, 37.

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The Duke of Sussex held the Suits alum’s hand as they exited the chapel. Unlike the royal family, which was accompanied by their spouses, they were not seen walking arm-in–arm as they left the chapel.

Harry marched with his brother Prince WilliamIt was a one-mile walk from Buckingham Palace up to Westminster Hall. This is where the queen will lie in state for four consecutive days ahead of her Monday, Sept. 19, funeral. Harry and the Prince of Wales, 40, stood side-by-side as they followed members of the British military and Elizabeth’s coffin. Anne, 72, and the King, 73. Prince Andrew Prince Edward also joined the processional, as well as Anne’s son, Peter Phillips.

The Daters’ Handbook For her part, actress arrived by car with Sophie, Countess from WessexEdward, 58 was married to Cathy in 1999. Camilla, 75, was photographed riding alongside. Princess KateWednesday

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Hold Hands As They Exit Queen Elizabeth II’s Westminster Hall Service

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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As the service began, Harry and Meghan stood behind the other members of The Firm with Charles and Camilla standing at the front — just behind the queen’s casket.

Buckingham Palace announced Thursday, September 8th that the queen, aged 96, had died at Balmoral Castle after 70 years of her reign. After lying in state in Scotland, Elizabeth’s body was transported back to London on Tuesday, September 13. Harry has spoken out about Her Majesty’s death since her passing.

“In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen — and in mourning her loss — we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her commitment to service and duty. She was globally admired and respected,” the BetterUp CIO wrote in a Monday, September 12, statement. “Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy.”

Harry continued: “Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings — from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my commander in chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren. I treasure these moments and many more that we shared together. We already miss you deeply, not only in our lives, but all over the globe. And as it comes to first meetings, we now honor my father in his new role as King Charles III.”

Harry wore a morning dress while Charles, Anne, and Edward wore their military uniforms during Wednesday’s outing. As the California resident — and the “Archetypes” podcast host — had stepped down from their roles as senior royals in 2020, Harry was also stripped of his ceremonial military titles. As a result, Buckingham Palace previously confirmed that he would not wear his uniforms for Elizabeth’s funeral events.

“[Prince Harry] will wear a morning suit throughout events honoring his grandmother,” Harry’s spokesperson said in a Tuesday statement. “His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”