The Duchess of Sussex, 41, arrived at the London cathedral on Wednesday, September 14, alongside Sophie, Countess of Wessex. As their automotive pulled as much as Westminster Corridor, she joined Sophie, 57, Queen Consort Camilla and Princess Kate to greet the late queen’s casket. The Suits alum, who married the queen’s grandson Prince Harry in Could 2018, even curtsied to Her Majesty’s coffin because it was carried in by members of the British troops.
For the somber event, Meghan paired a black dress with a matching fascinator. The California native wore her hair in a modern bun along with her hat — and its hooked up veil — on prime. Meghan’s look was accomplished with a pair of refined pearl earrings that had previously been gifted from the queen. (Us Weekly beforehand confirmed in October 2018 that the late regent had gifted Meghan the pair of diamond and pearl drop earrings before her first solo public appearance.)
Whereas the 4 ladies arrived via car on Wednesday, their respective spouses — King Charles III, Prince Edward, Harry and Prince William — marched on foot from Buckingham Palace to the chapel, behind the queen’s casket. The Prince of Wales, 40, walked side-by-side with the Duke of Sussex, 37, for the nearly one-mile somber stroll. Princess Anne and Prince Andrew additionally joined the processional.
As soon as everybody had arrived at Westminster Corridor, the Archbishop of Canterbury presided over a 20-minute service, during which Meghan stood beside Harry. Following its conclusion, the couple exited hand-in-hand.
Meghan — who shares son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 15 months, with Harry — had traveled to England earlier this month for a sequence of public engagements along with her husband. After the queen’s dying, the pair remained abroad during the country’s mourning period.
Buckingham Palace introduced on Thursday, September 8, that Her Majesty had died at the age of 96.
“In celebrating the lifetime of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen — and in mourning her loss — we’re all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her dedication to service and obligation. She was globally admired and revered,” the BetterUp CIO wrote in a Monday, September 12, statement. “Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true all through her life and now her eternal legacy.”
Harry continued on the time: “Granny, whereas this final parting brings us great sadness, I’m endlessly grateful for all of our first conferences — from my earliest childhood recollections with you, to assembly you for the primary time as my commander in chief, to the primary second you met my darling spouse and hugged the one you love great-grandchildren. I cherish these instances shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You’re already sorely missed, not simply by us, however by the world over. And because it involves first conferences, we now honor my father in his new position as King Charles III.”