William Invited Harry, Meghan to Greet Mourners With Him and Kate

Back together — thanks to Prince William. The Duke of Cambridge Prince HarryTogether with their wives, Princess Kate Meghan Markle, have reunited as a foursome in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, both 40 years old, walked alongside the Duchess and Duke of Sussex on Saturday, September 10 as they welcomed mourners who lined Windsor’s streets to pay respects to the late monarch.

Prince William Invited Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to Join Him and Kate Middleton in Greeting Mourners

Kate, the Princess and Prince of Wales, Prince William, Prince Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex.
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“William invited Harry and Meghan to join them,” a source exclusively tells Us WeeklyAbout their public reunion. “They were delayed in arriving while they arranged the plans.”

William and Harry’s grandmother died on Thursday, September 8, at her Balmoral estate in Scotland. The brothers tried to be there before she passed but neither was able to make it in time to say good-bye.

In the newly-appointed Prince of Wales’ heartfelt tribute, which he shared via his and Kate’s joint Instagram account on Saturday, William recalled how the queen had been there for him throughout his life.

“She was by my side at my happiest moments and she was by my side during the saddest days of my life,” he wrote. “I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real.”

Prince William Invited Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to Join Him and Kate Middleton in Greeting Mourners

Kate, Princess of Wales; Prince William; Prince Harry; Meghan, Duchess Of Sussex.
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Harry, aged 37, and Meghan (43), have not yet spoken out about the death of the late queen, but they paid tribute to Her Majesty by obscuring their Archewell site. “In loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022,” the site reads.

The Wales and Sussexes’ public outing is a rare display for the young royals, who have been at odds since Harry and Meghan stepped down from their positions as senior royals in 2020 and subsequently moved to California. Though William’s extension of the invite to his brother and sister-in-law offers royal watchers a glimmer of hope for reconciliation, there is still tension between the princes.

“While the brothers are keeping it civil and acting like adults as they mourn the queen’s death, they’ve by no means turned the page and made amends,” a second source told UsFriday, September 9, 2009. “The mood is somber all around.”

As William and Harry mourn the loss of their beloved “Grannie,” it is likely that the brothers — and their wives — will continue to be photographed together in the coming weeks, which will see King Charles III’s official coronation, as well as the queen’s funeral, which will take place on Monday, September 19.