Meghan Markle was right by her husband Prince Harry’s side to join the Royal Family to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service held at Westminster Abbey today. See flicks of the couple holding hands, plus deets on Meghan’s attire that honored the Queen inside…
Meghan Markle and Prince Harryjoined the Royal Family and hundreds of world leaders, politicians and dignitaries to attend The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II held at Westminister Abbey this morning.
During the funeral service, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - who stepped down as senior royals in 2020 - sat on the second row, behind King Charles III and his Queen ConsortCamilla, as well as PrincessAnne, and his disgraced uncle, PrinceAndrew. Both Harry and Andrew were barred from wearing their military uniform, despite the fact Harry actually served in the military. Only working royals are allowed to wear the uniform.
The night before the State Funeral, Harry was allowed to wear his military uniform for a vigil held Saturday:
This is the image they are afraid of. Prince Harry, the respected and decorated war veteran in all his glory standing tall on his own two feet. #GoodKingHarry#PrinceHarryUniformpic.twitter.com/YooqKT3hMW
— Luna (@Luna_moon64) September 17, 2022
Whew! We see why they’re MAD!
Back to the funeral…
Cameras caught tears streaming down Meghan’s face as Harry kept a somber facial expression during the funeral:
New heir Prince William, Prince of Wales, and his wife Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, sat front row with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and PrinceLouis, in a different section. It’s odd, non-working royals ZaraTindall (daughter of Princess Anne) and PeterPhillips (son of Princess Anne) were allowed to sit on the front row.
The Duchess of Sussex had a few emotional moments. She was seen wiping away a tear as she stood outside of the building alongside Queen Consort Camilla, Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Other family members, including Queen Consort Camilla, Princess Catherine, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are attending.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 19, 2022
As expected, the British media is criticizing Meghan for showing emotion, but at this point, who even cares. No matter what she does, they’ll always have something negative to say.
President JoeBiden and First Lady JillBiden also attended the funeral.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are attending, as well as British Prime Minister Liz Truss and former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 19, 2022
Speaking of U.S. presidents, Forever President BarackObama and Forever First Lady MichelleObama remembered the Queen in a touching video:
Michelle and I were lucky enough to know Her Majesty The Queen. Back when we were just beginning to navigate life as President and First Lady, she welcomed us to the world stage with extraordinary generosity. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and those mourning her passing. pic.twitter.com/pHzpUJwgYb
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 19, 2022
As a tribute to the Queen, Meghan Markle wore several items to pay her respects, including pearl & diamond earrings that were gifted to her by the Queen. The Queen presented the former "Suits" actress with the earrings in honor of their first solo outing together in 2018.
Meghan Markle has arrived at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. pic.twitter.com/hPpguv1vGs
— E! News (@enews) September 19, 2022
The 41-year-old mom-of-two also wore a black cape Stella McCartney dress, which she wore in navy, back in 2018, during a televised concert at London's Royal Albert Hall in honor of the Queen's 92nd birthday. She also wore the black version of a white hat by Stephen Jones for Dior that she rocked back in June, during Queen Elizabeth's final Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Finishing her look, she rocked black pumps, black gloves and yellow gold Cartier bracelet. She looked amazing.
After the funeral service, the Queen's coffin went on her very last journey to St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The State Hearse had brought the Queen’s coffin from Wellington Arch in the centre of London, following her funeral service at Westminster Abbey and a procession of thousands through the streets.
Photo: Phil Noble/AP Photo/Toby Melville/Reuters