Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Sit in 2nd Row for Queen’s Funeral

Meghan Markle attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral with Prince HarryMonday, September 19

After Harry had taken part in the procession, the 41-year-old Duchess joined her husband, Harry, 38, at Westminster Abbey. The interior of the church was decorated by the Suits alum and Invictus Games founder walked next to each other behind the queen’s coffin with other members of the royal family.

The couple, who tied the knot in 2018, took their seats in second row. King Charles IIIAnd Queen Consort Camilla, who sat in the front row with the queen’s other children — Princess Anne, Prince AndrewAnd Prince Edward — as well as Prince William, Princess KatePrince George and Princess Charlotte

After moving to the U.S. in 2020 Harry and Meghan visited the U.K. to attend an event that took place when the queen of Scotland died on September 8. She was 96. The duke then traveled to Balmoral Castle, where he saw his grandmother. He arrived just after the palace announced that the monarch had died.

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In the days to follow, Harry and Meghan joined forces Prince William AndPrincess KateTo greet the mourners who lined Windsor’s streets on September 10, England. “In the end, [William]Elect to [invite them] because it was agreed amongst all of them that this very much the appropriate thing to do,” a source told Us WeeklyThe outing was the first time in many years that the brothers and their wives had stepped out together in public.

The Duchess and Duke of Sussex attended a Westminster Hall worship service on Wednesday, September 14. While they arrived separately — Harry walked in a procession with the monarch’s casket alongside William, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne AndPrince Edward — Meghan rode in a car with Sophie, Countess Of Wessex. King Charles IIIAnd Queen Consort CamillaAfter the service, Harry accompanied Meghan as they walked out of the chapel together.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Sit in 2nd Row for Queen's Funeral: Photos

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On Saturday, September 17, Harry and Meghan were present for the queen’s final vigil at Westminster Hall, with the prince being granted last-minute permission to wear his military uniform for the occasion amid backlash that Andrew was the only nonworking member of the royal family given an exception. (Harry lost his military titles after he and Meghan made public their plans to retire from the queen’s senior ranks in 2020.

King Charles previously extended an “olive branch” to the pair when he mentioned them in his first address as the new king, per royal expert Gareth Russell.

“I think the king has made it very clear that he wants to heal the rift. Family dynamics, of course, are always complicated, but I think we can all see that there’s a great deal of pain,” Russell told Use after Charles sent his “love” to the Sussexes as they “continue to build their life overseas” on September 9.

Harry and Meghan share a son Archie, three, and a daughter Lilibet (15 months). They have been critical of their family experiences, but they also praise the queen over time.

“This is such an intensely difficult time for the princes,” an insider told UseHarry and William earlier in the month. “They both adored their grandma and it will take some time to process the reality of her passing. There’s still this horrendous sense of loss and emptiness thinking that she’ll no longer be around.”