It's her last big trip out of Buckingham Palace. After her death on 8 September at Balmoral Castle, Queen Elizabeth (1926-2022) becomes now ready for burial. After funeral marches through Scotland and the return flight to London, her coffin was led in an emotional procession by the closest royal family to Westminster Hall in London, where it was laid out. At the subsequent memorial service, the spouses of the royals were also present. The wives of Prince William (40) and Prince Harry (37) could hardly hold back their tears.
After only the closest circle of the British royal family, i.e. the children and grandchildren of the Queen, accompanied the coffin of the deceased during the procession through London, their spouses were also allowed to take part in the service. In addition to the new Queen Cosort Camilla (75), all eyes are likely to open Princess Kate (40) and Duchess Meghan (41) have been directed.
Dressed entirely in black and equipped with a deep black fascinator, the two joined the family group. Their eyes were fixed, marked by grief, their faces were slightly red. During the ceremony, the two women stood petrified in one place, barely moving, but visibly struggling not to burst into tears. Again and again they looked at their men to their left.
Incidentally, Kate and Meghan did not travel to Westminster Hall together in a car. Kate shared a car with Camilla instead, which is not surprising. After all, the two are the highest-ranking women in the royal family alongside Queen's daughter Princess Anne (72).
Because Harry and Meghan decided in 2020 to turn their backs on the palace, emigrate to California and resign their duties and offices, they only enjoy a low royal status. (cch)