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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Mourn the Loss of Their Husbands’ Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Mourn the Loss of Their Husbands’ Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth

Kate and Meghan were seen blinking back tears while they stood in front of the late monarch's coffin.

It is not easy to deal with the loss of a loved one, especially someone as important as Queen Elizabeth, and Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are clearly trying to come to terms with the void that exists, due to the Queen's demise. 

According to PEOPLE, The Princess of Wales, 40, and the Duchess of Sussex, 41, were visibly emotional during the service saluting the arrival of Queen Elizabeth's coffin at Westminster Hall Wednesday, where it will lie in state until her funeral on September 19, 2022.

Kate and Meghan, who stood beside their husbands—also mourning the loss of their grandmother—were seen blinking back tears while they stood in front of the late monarch's coffin, which was draped with the Royal Standard and raised on a catafalque.

They also heard Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, give a blessing, and then took some time to themselves before joining the procession out of Westminster Hall, where Meghan and Harry held hands.



 

Kate and Meghan also honored their grandmother-in-law at the service by wearing jewelry she had gifted them. 

The women followed King Charles III and his wife Queen Camilla, Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, 58, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, out of the medieval hall, with Anne's son Peter Phillips and the Queen's nephew David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, in their wake.

The procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where the Queen's coffin was ceremoniously carried through London on a gun carriage by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, was concluded with the 20-minute service on September 14, 2022.

Many people flocked to the streets to pay their respects to the Queen, and many more will have the chance to pay their respects throughout the next five days while her casket is displayed in Westminster Hall, which is available to the public 24 hours a day.



 

 

On the morning of Monday, September 19, the coffin will be moved to Westminster Abbey for the Queen's state funeral, which will see diplomats and dignitaries from around the world gather to pay their respects to the late monarch. 

Once the funeral is done with, Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel area of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, right beside her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, her sister, Princess Margaret, and her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother. 

References:

https://people.com/royals/kate-middleton-meghan-markle-emotional-queens-funeral-procession/

Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Christopher Furlong


 

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