Honoring her grandmother-in-law. Meghan Markle received emotional as she attended Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

Following the tip of the funeral service, British troops carried Her Majesty’s coffin out of the cathedral earlier than it was pushed to Wellington Arch for a closing salute from troopers. Members of the royal household — together with the 41-year-old Fits alum — appeared on from the Abbey entrance because it was loaded into the hearse. Meghan was even noticed wiping away a tear.

The “Archetypes” podcast host attended the memorial alongside her husband, Prince Harry. Their two youngsters — Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor — didn’t make an look.


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Whereas Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 15 months, didn’t attend the Westminster Abbey proceedings, Harry and Meghan’s niece and nephew — Prince George and Princess Charlotte — walked forward of the California residents when the casket was introduced into the chapel. (Prince William and Princess Kate‘s youngest son, Prince Louis, was additionally not in attendance.)

Regardless of Archie and Lilibet’s Monday absence on Monday, they had been in a position to meet Her Majesty forward of her demise. Whereas the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been nonetheless dwelling within the U.Okay. when Archie was born in Might 2019, the couple had moved to the U.S. earlier than Lili arrived in June 2021. The queen was in a position to meet her youngest great-grandchild at her 1st party when Harry and Meghan introduced the youngsters to England for the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.

Meghan Markle Tearful at Royal Funeral

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“After reluctantly pulling out of Celebration on the Palace, spending time along with her great-grandchildren and seeing Lilibet flip 1 added some gentle to her day,” a supply advised Us Weekly in June as Elizabeth struggled with mobility points. “She thinks they’re lovely and gave Lili and Archie presents.”

Buckingham Palace confirmed on September 8 that the queen had died on the age of 96. Harry, who traveled to Scotland upon information that her well being was declining, and Meghan had been within the U.Okay. for an look on the time. The Archewell cofounders have subsequently stepped out for a number of appearances in honor of Harry’s grandmother, together with a go to to mourners on the streets of Windsor, England, with Prince William and Princess Kate on September 10 and a service at Westminster Corridor on Wednesday, September 14. Harry additionally joined William, 40, and his cousins for a closing vigil with the casket on the corridor on Saturday, September 17.

Harry and Meghan at Royal Funeral

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In comparison with William and Kate’s youngsters — Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 — Harry and Meghan’s youngsters have probably spent much less time with the British royal household following the couple’s resolution to not be working senior members in 2020. Nonetheless, Harry and Meghan paid tribute to the late monarch with their daughter’s identify — a nickname for Queen Elizabeth II. (Lilibet’s center identify is Diana after Harry’s late mom.)

“The Duke spoke together with his household upfront of the announcement, the truth is his grandmother was the primary member of the family he known as,” a press release denying hypothesis that the queen didn’t approve of the selection learn in June 2021. “Throughout that dialog, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor. Had she not been supportive, they might not have used the identify.”

After King Charles III took over the throne following the demise of his mom, Archie and Lilibet, who don’t at present have official royal titles, are in a position to be known as prince and princess as their grandparent is the reigning monarch. The palace has but to publicly touch upon whether or not the youngsters will obtain titles. Harry and Meghan gave up their His/Her Royal Highness titles as a part of their deal to step again from their senior roles.

Throughout his first handle as king on September 9, Charles, 73, did give a shout-out to the Sussexes, noting: “I need additionally to precise my love for Harry and Meghan, as they proceed to construct their lives abroad.”