While Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Prince William usually kept their demeanor stern and aloof at the Queen’s funeral events today, there was a small gesture of solidarity during the pledge ceremony at the House Saint George’s Prayer in Windsor.
William invited Meghan and Harry to join him at the ceremony and sit with him, Kate, and their family, according to Tonight’s reception. William waved at Harry while Harry and Meghan were coming to pass, and Harry nodded and joined them. William let Meghan and Harry in first to be seated, followed by Kate and his two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. You can see footage of the above moment ETthe Web of. Remarkably – and perhaps notably – William and Harry sat at opposite ends, with their wives and children between them.
During a state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London, Meghan and Harry were sit in line after Kate and William. A Buckingham Palace source told Daily Beast that the seat does not upset Meghan and Harry, who have stepped back from senior roles in the royal family for work and moved to California. “The order is approximately the age but try not to split the family.” source said.
Like Page six Reportedly, Harry and William did not interact at both funerals other than their seat interaction at the engagement service.
Meghan and Kate similarly there aren’t any big moments captivated by the camera, they remained focused instead on maintaining a united front and respecting the Queen’s legacy.
Harry himself is said to have been frustrated that people – and the British tabloids – were so focused on his strained relationship with his brother at his grandmother’s funeral. The Times of London reports that Harry told a friend last week, “Everyone just need to stop talking about all this stuff and focus on my grandma.”
A source said The Times of Londonthrough the Page sixWilliam felt the same way and was “just focused on doing what’s right to honor the Queen. [He has been] dealing with his grief and the death of his grandmother, instead of sitting there dealing with his relationship with Harry. The source added that William and Harry are still “doing their best” to get along.
A source said Our weekly in a report published today that the brothers tried to patch things up a bit during the Queen’s funeral. “The Queen’s funeral has given the royals a chance to heal as a family,” a source said, adding that while “there are still tensions [between Harry and William], both agreed to put aside any difficult feelings” as they mourned the Queen. “They know that’s what the Queen wants and are trying to move on from the past.”
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.