Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton set a united front for the Queen’s state funeral today, arriving with Kate’s two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Meghan, wearing a black wide-brimmed hat and cape skirt, accompanied Sophie, Countess of Wessex into the church and finally stood with Kate inside.
Meghan and Prince Harry’s children Archie and Lilibet were not accompanied by their parents, still in California. Meghan and Kate were not photographed while talking and were stern, respecting the essence of the ceremony.
While Meghan and Kate never a best friend before, during or after Meghan’s time as a working royal, in March 2019, a royal source told ELLE.com that the two women “regularly emailed about their mutual interests and humanitarian work. Both are very goal-oriented, dedicated and passionate about making a difference and carrying on the Queen’s legacy in their humanitarian and charitable work. “
Meghan has been so grateful to Kate for her guidance and support, a royal source added: “Meghan admires the way Kate has never had the wrong footing.”
Meghan personally emotion on how she saw Kate in her Oprah tell-all interview with Harry in March 2021, along with her feelings about Kate and Meghan’s feud story featured in the tabloids of Older brother. “She’s a good person, and I think a lot of what I’ve seen going on is this idea of polarization, where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her, and if you love her, you are not‘there’s no need to hate me,” said Megan.
Meghan and Kate are both close to the Queen. In Harry’s account of his grandmother’s death, Harry told how much she meant to him and his family. He wrote:
As we celebrate the life of my grandmother, the Queen – and to mourn her loss – we all remember the guiding compass she gave so many in her commitment to service and duty. mine. She is universally admired and respected. Her steadfast grace and dignity remained throughout her life and is now her eternal legacy. Let’s recall the words she said after Prince Philip’s death, words that can bring solace to all of us now: “Of course, life consists of final farewells as well. like first encounters.”
Ma’am, while this last parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all our first encounters — from my earliest childhood memories with you. , to meeting her for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment she met my beloved wife and hugged your beloved great-grandson. I cherish the times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You were greatly missed, not only by us, but by the whole world. And like our first encounters, we now honor my father in his new role as King Charles III.
Thank you for your commitment to service.
Thank you for your sound advice.
Thank you for your infectious smile.
We also smile when we know that you and you are now reunited and together in peace.
Alyssa Bailey is senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royalty (especially Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She has held positions at In style and Around the world. When she’s not working, she enjoys running around Central Park, getting people to take #ootd photos of her, and exploring New York City.