There is a cause why Meghan Markle wasn’t in the identical automobile as her sister-in-law on Wednesday.
Royal rankings pressured the Duchess of Sussex to take a separate automobile than Kate Middleton within the procession transporting Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor.
Markle, 41, rode in the identical automobile as Prince Edward’s spouse, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, whereas Middleton, 40, traveled with Queen Consort Camilla as a result of she is now the Princess of Wales and married to Prince William, the primary in line to the throne after King Charles III’s ascension final week.
The ladies arrived in separate automobiles whereas Charles, 73, William, 40, Prince Harry, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward all walked behind the Queen’s casket.
Regardless of their rocky relationship, William, 40, and Harry, 37, walked subsequent to one another, which known as again to their positions when their mom, Princess Diana, died in 1997.
Royal guards carried the coffin and thoroughly positioned it on a wood desk for the general public to pay their respects till the Queen’s funeral subsequent Monday.
After a short ceremony, the royal household left. William and Middleton exited Westminster as a pair, whereas Harry and Markle did the identical — whereas stirring up controversy over their slight displaying of PDA.
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The Fab 4 reunited after the Queen died on Sept. 8 on the age of 96. William prolonged an invite to his estranged brother and sister-in-law on Saturday to stroll round Windsor Fort, greet mourners and take within the view of tributes laid across the gates.
“We’re all very grateful — each side placing all issues apart for the Queen,” a royal supply instructed Web page Six on the time.
Harry and Markle prompted a divide within the royal household after they infamously give up their royal duties in January 2020 and moved to California.
The Duke of Sussex has sometimes returned to his homeland — together with to attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, the place William requested to not stroll by his youthful brother’s aspect.
Markle and Middleton have additionally sparked feud rumors through the years, most notably when the “Fits” alum claimed the princess made her cry earlier than her 2018 marriage ceremony.