Oops! How Meghan was hidden from TV audiences by a giant candle… and a cheerfully tall royal
- Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was behind a candle and Tim Lawrence
- TV viewers struggled to catch a glimpse of her as she was obscured from view
- Ms Markle also wore a wide-brimmed hat, which made it even more difficult to see
- She wears a black cape dress by Stella McCartney with long gloves and a pair of pearl and diamond earrings
The Duchess of Sussex found herself trapped behind a candle and one of the tallest members of the royal family yesterday.
This meant that TV viewers struggled to catch a glimpse of her as she was often hidden from view.
The Duchess and her husband Prince Harry, 41, sat behind Princess Anne’s husband Tim Lawrence, who climbs over his wife.
A large church candle also stood between him and the TV cameras, while his wide-brimmed hat made it even more difficult for fans to see him.
Meghan and husband Prince Harry sat second row next to Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Westminster Abbey.
After several interviews in recent months in which she has been highly critical of the royal family, she may be happy to keep a low profile.
Despite the criticism, she praised the Queen and revealed in an interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey last year that the monarch had always shown her kindness.
TV viewers struggled to catch a glimpse of the Duchess of Sussex as she stood behind a candle and the Princess Royal’s longtime husband Tim Lawrence.
The Duchess of Sussex, who wore a black Stella McCartney cape dress, was apparently shaken by the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey today
‘The Queen has always been wonderful to me,’ she said. ‘I really loved being in her company… she’s always been warm and inviting and really welcoming.’ Maybe she is reflecting on the yesterday when she was seen wiping a tear as the emperor’s coffin was taken from the abbey.
She wore a black cape dress by Stella McCartney with long gloves and a pair of pearl and diamond earrings given to her by the Queen after marrying Harry.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has long been seen as the Queen’s favorite daughter-in-law and yesterday she shed tears for the monarch she became so close with, wiping her cheek with other royals at Westminster Abbey. Left with the funeral. ,
Sophie, 57, went to the service with her husband, Prince Edward, and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14.
Meghan Markle and Queen Consort Camilla were both dressed in all black as they bid their farewell to Her Majesty
Sarah, Duchess of York, is welcomed back into the royal family, while daughters Beatrice and Eugenie mourn the loss of their grandmother
She was described as the Queen’s ‘rock’ after the death of Prince Philip and has been a frequent presence since the death of the monarch, leading to numerous appearances across the country to thank well-wishers.
It is reported that they will also receive many of the patronage placed by Her Majesty, a move seen as a reflection of the close ties they share. In a personal touch, the Countess of Wessex’s outfit was embroidered with the motif of a lily of the valley—the Queen’s favorite flower.
Sarah, Duchess of York, 62, seems to have been welcomed back into the royal family.
She also sat second in line at yesterday’s funeral, just behind the Princess of Wales.
Although she was excluded from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011 and did not attend Prince Philip’s funeral last year, she continues to enjoy a warm relationship with the Queen. She said of the late Queen last week: ‘To me, she was the most incredible mother-in-law and friend. I will always be grateful to her for the generosity she showed in being close to me after my divorce.