The Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to Westminster Abbey today to attend the state funeral of the queen, who died 96 years old on September 8.
Although the event held a stern and somber tone, Harry and Meghan (their latter being crying photo after the ceremony) were seen holding hands as they watched the queen’s coffin being carried out of Westminster Abbey.
The couple often participates in delicate PDAs in public appearances. Earlier this month, during a joint outing with Prince William and Kate Middleton to greet mourners outside Windsor Castle, the Sussexes were photographed holding hands and touching each other’s backs for several moments.
Harry previously honored his late grandmother with release a statement through the website of his and Meghan’s nonprofit, Archewell.
“As we celebrate the life of my grandmother, the Queen – and to mourn her loss – we all remember the guiding compass she attached to so many in her commitment to service and duty. She has been admired and respected globally,” he wrote. “Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and is now her eternal legacy.”
He ended the letter with a personal message written directly to his grandmother.
“Madam, while this last parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of 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 you met my beloved wife and hugged her beloved grandchildren,” Harry wrote. “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. “
Chelsey Sanchez is an Editorial Contributor at HarpersBAZAAR.comwhere she covers popular culture, politics, and social movements.