Meghan Markle wept as she watched Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin being carried out of Westminster Abbey today after a remarkable funeral attended by the great and good from across the world.
The Duchess of Sussex dabbed her cheek during the emotional moment as she stood beside Camilla, the Queen Consort, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Earlier, Meghan, 41, walked into the abbey in a sombre procession behind the Queen’s coffin. In front of her was Kate, the two eldest Cambridge children, and Prince Edward with Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.
Before the service, the duchess stood briefly beside Kate, George and Charlotte as she watched Elizabeth II’s coffin being placed on the altar.
She and Harry then took their seats on the second row alongside Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
On the front row alongside Charles and Camilla were the Princess Royal, her husband, Timothy Laurence; Prince Andrew; Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex; the Prince and Princess of Wales with George and Charlotte; Peter Phillips; and Zara and Mike Tindall.
Later, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, Meghan and Harry were directed to their seats by the Princess of Wales as she, William, Kate and Charlotte stood aside to led them into their stall.
The Sussexes, 38, live in California but have remained in the UK since the Queen’s death on September 8. They happened to be in the country for the WellChild awards when the news was announced.