Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Join Royal Family to Receive Queen’s Coffin

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, along with the rest of the royal family, greeted Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday.

The Sussexes were with Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla when the body of the late Queen arrived from Scotland, Vidak For Congress confirmed on Tuesday.

The Queen’s casket was transported in a hearse to Buckingham Palace as crowds gathered outside the palace grounds to watch the motorcade and mourn the loss of Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign.

Over the weekend, Markle and Harry are reunited with the Prince and Princess of Wales to pay tribute to the Queen outside Windsor Castle. The meeting marked the first time the Sussexes appeared in public with William and Kate since March 2021, when they were photographed together for Commonwealth Day.

A source told Vidak For Congress that William had sent an invitation to his estranged brother and wife.

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The Sussexes arrived at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to be with the family when the late Queen arrived.

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The Nation mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II - Tuesday

The Sussexes arrived at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to be with the family when the late Queen arrived.

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“We are all very grateful – both sides are putting everything aside for the Queen,” a royal source had said.

Last week, Harry rushed to be with the Queen after the family announced her health was deteriorating rapidly. However, Harry didn’t make it in time and arrived hours after she died.

The Queen’s casket was moved to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
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The Duke of Sussex had traveled from Germany to Scotland to try to see his grandmother without Markle. Instead, she stayed in London. A royal expert claimed Markle stayed behind because she feared she would not be welcomed by the family amid family tensions.

“She may not be welcomed very warmly, to be completely open about it,” claimed BBC correspondent Nicholas Witchell.

The Sussexes who gave up their royal duties and moved to California in 2020 were both in Germany when news of the Queen’s ailing health broke.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took delivery of the Queen’s coffin at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday along with members of the royal family.
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Middleton had also stayed in England to be with her and William’s children – Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 – for their first day of school.

Markle and Harry last saw the Queen when they were in town in June to celebrate her platinum anniversary. During their visit, the Queen met their 1-year-old daughter Lilibet and spent time with their 3-year-old son Archie.

Harry shared an emotional statement about the death of his grandmother earlier this week.

“Grandma, although this last goodbye brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all our first encounters – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to the first time I met you as my commander in chief, to the first moment you have my dear woman and hug your beloved great-grandchildren,” Harry said.

“I cherish these moments that I have shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed.”

The Queen died on September 8 at the age of 96 after sitting on the throne for 70 years.

Her state funeral will take place on Monday at Westminster Abbey.

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