Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Reunite But Save Seats at Queen’s Coffin Procession

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stepped out with the royal family and their husbands Prince Harry and Prince William today to pay their respects after the procession for Queen Elizabeth II’s lie-in-state at the Palace of Westminster. Both women were dressed in black and wore veils as they are custom attire for royal funerals. The Princess of Wales stood in front of the Duchess of Sussex and the two were stoic during the event. They did not appear to interact and kept their focus on the late queen as her coffin arrived.

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Harry appeared to get a little emotional during the ceremony while he was with Meghan. He was particularly vocal about how close he was to the Queen, especially over the past year. “We have a really special relationship,” Harry told The show today in April. “We talk about things she can’t talk about with anyone else.”

IN his statement about her death, he reflected on his grandmother’s relationship with Meghan and his children Lilibet and Archie. “Grandma, while this final farewell brings us great sadness, I am eternally grateful for all our first encounters – 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 beloved wife and hugged your beloved great grandchildren,” he wrote. “I cherish these times I shared with you and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed, not only by us, but by the entire world.”

As they walked out, he and Meghan were photographed holding hands, while William and Kate walked separately.

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Meghan was open about how there is still room for healing between her and the royal family, given everything she experienced while working as a senior member of the royal family. “I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy not to forgive,” she said told The cut in an interview which was published at the end of August. “But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything.” She fell silent and finally said, “I have a lot to say until I don’t. Do you like it? Sometimes, as they say, the silent part is still part of the song.”

As for Kate in particular, Meghan touched on how she saw Kate during her revealing Oprah interview with Harry in March 2021, along with her feelings on Kate vs. Meghan feud tale that played out in the British tabloids. “She’s a good person, and I think so much of what I’ve seen play out was this idea of ​​polarity, where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her, and if you love her,don’t have to hate me,” Meghan said.

Before the Oprah interview, royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s 2020 Sussex biography To find freedom affected how Kate and Meghan’s relationship was and again claimed that the two were not fighting.

“Meghan would agree with the assessment that the Duchesses were not the best of friends,” the two journalists wrote. “Their relationship hadn’t developed much since she was Harry’s girlfriend.”

A source told Scobie and Durand that Kate felt they had little in common “apart from the fact they lived at Kensington Palace” before the Sussexes moved to Frogmore Cottage and eventually Montecito, California. Kate has therefore reportedly not put much effort into staying close to Meghan.

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