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Touching Moment Shows Prince William Inviting Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to Sit With Family During Queen’s Funeral

Touching Moment Shows Prince William Inviting Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to Sit With Family During Queen’s Funeral

This gesture symbolizes that there is solidarity among the brothers as they bid their final goodbye to their grandmother.

Prince Harry made a gesture at his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth's state funeral at St. George's Chapel. During the committal service, William openly invited Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, asking them to join him, Kate Middleton, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Prince Harry responded with a nod and the couple joined the Prince of Wales. This gesture symbolizes that there is solidarity among the brothers as they bid their final goodbye to their grandmother, reports Entertainment Tonight. Earlier in the day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at Westminster Abbey behind the Prince of Wales and his family for Her Majesty's official burial. 

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Source: Getty Images/WPA Pool

 

The traditional ceremonies of Monday's funeral were followed by a private burial later that evening, with the queen buried alongside her late husband, Prince Philip. Harry is thought to be distant from his family since his and Meghan's decision to resign as senior members of the royal family and relocate to California in 2020. However, he has been seen reuniting with several members of his family as they mourn the Queen.

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Source: Getty Images/WPA Pool

 

On Saturday, Prince William and Kate Middleton joined Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the walkabout at Windsor Castle to witness flower tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II. While tensions between the Sussexes and other members of the royal family have been high in recent months, the brothers with their spouses gathered together to attend a flower memorial to the Queen in Windsor and see the outpouring of affection for the late Queen by her people, per Town and Country Magazine

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Image Souce: Getty Images/WPA Pool

 

Following the passing of the Queen on September 8, Harry and William reconnected in Balmoral, but neither Kate nor Meghan went to Scotland at the time. In his inaugural address as king, King Charles III honored both of his sons and their wives, acknowledging their distinct routes in life. He said, "Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the country whose title I have been so greatly privileged to bear during so much of my life and duty. With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given."

He added, "I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas."

References:

https://www.etonline.com/prince-william-invites-prince-harry-meghan-markle-to-sit-with-kate-middleton-and-kids-during-queens

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a41146331/prince-william-harry-kate-middleton-meghan-markle-flowers-queen-elizabeth-memorial-photos/

Cover Image Source: Getty Images | (L) Photo by Anthony Devlin; (R) Photo by Victoria Jones

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