Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton took a united front for the Queen’s state funeral today, arriving with Kate’s two grown children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Meghan, dressed in a black wide-brimmed hat and cape, walked into church with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and eventually stood inside a bar with Kate.
Meghan and Prince Harry’s children Archie and Lillibet did not join their parents while staying in California. Meghan and Kate were not photographed talking and appeared stoic, respecting the nature of the ceremony.
While Meghan and Kate were never best friends before, during or after Meghan’s time as working royal in March 2019, a royal source told ELLE.com that the two women were “in mutual interests and their Email us regularly about humanitarian work. Both are very goal-oriented, dedicated and passionate about pursuing and furthering the Queen’s legacy in their humanitarian and charitable work.”
Meghan is grateful for Kate’s guidance and support, with a royal source saying: “Meghan is appreciative that Kate has never done anything wrong.”
Meghan personally looked at Kate with her feelings about the story of the Kate vs Meghan feud during Oprah’s interview with Harry in March 2021, which played out in the British tabloid. “She’s a good person, and I think what I saw was the idea of polarity, where if you love me you don’t have to hate her, and if you love her, You,I don’t have to hate,” Meghan said.
Meghan and Kate were both very close to the Queen. In Harry’s statement about his grandmother’s passing, Harry spoke of how much he meant to her and her family. He wrote:
By celebrating the life of My Grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen – and mourning her loss – we are all reminded of the guiding compass she had for many in her commitment to service and duty. She was globally acclaimed and respected. His inexhaustible grace and dignity remain in his everlasting legacy throughout his life and now. Let us echo the words she uttered after the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, words that can now comfort us all: “Life, of course, consists of the last parting as well as the first meeting “
Grandma, while this final parting leaves us deeply saddened, I am forever grateful for all my first meetings – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, the first moments I met you my dear wife and hugged my dear great-grandson. I cherish these moments shared with you and the many other special moments in between. You are already greatly missed not only by us, but by the world. And when it comes to first visits, we now honor our father in his new role as King Charles III.
Thank you for your commitment to service.
Thanks for your good advice.
Thank you for your infectious smile.
We, too, smile knowing that you and Grandpa are reunited, and are at peace together.
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