Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pay gloomy tribute to Queen Elizabeth after her death

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle subtly honored Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at the age of 96.

Harry, 37, and Markle, 41, have updated their Archewell Foundation website to show a black screen with a simple message in white letters.

“In loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the page read, listing the dates of her life, “1926-2022.”

The British monarchy has also changed its website, which normally shares updates about the royal family, to a black interface while “appropriate changes are being made”.

A screenshot of the Archewell website
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday after her death.

“Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022,” read the page, featuring a photo of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953.

The website also shared the statement released by the royal family announcing her death.

“The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon in Balmoral,” it read. “The King and Queen Consort remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”

King Charles III – who automatically became King of the UK and Commonwealth after his mother’s death – also issued a statement expressing “greatest sadness”.

“We deeply mourn the passing of a beloved Sovereign and a dearly beloved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt across the country, the wealthy and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world,” the statement read in part.

Shortly before her death, the relatives of the late Queen rushed to see her after doctors were “concerned” for her health, placing them “under medical supervision” at Balmoral Castle.

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Harry arrived at Balmoral Castle hours after the Queen died.

Charles and his wife, now Queen Consort Camilla Parker Bowles, and Prince William all made their way to the royal estate on Thursday morning.

Harry seemed sad when he… arrived separately from the others and hours after the Queen’s death. He went to the castle on his own because Markle couldn’t join him because she was in Germany promoting the Invictus Games.

The Duchess of Sussex makes her first official engagement to Queen Elizabeth II

Meghan didn’t make the trip to Scotland with Harry.

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FILE PHOTO: British Prince Harry and his wife Meghan in Düsseldorf

Meghan didn’t make the trip to Scotland with Harry.


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However, both the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to fly to Britain for a funeral, along with the rest of the royal family and leaders from around the world.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II sit together
The former royals will most likely honor the late Queen at her upcoming funeral services.
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Harry and Meghan infamously resigned from royal duties in early 2020 and moved to California. Harry has occasionally returned to his homeland, including to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, the unveiling of his mother Princess Diana’s statue and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which Meghan also attended in June.

Meanwhile, William’s wife, Kate Middleton, did not travel with her husband, as it was the first day of school for the couple’s children: Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.

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