Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Make Final Royal Appearance At Commonwealth Day
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their last official appearance as senior members of the British royal family. The couple joined Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker-Bowles at the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday, March 9.
According to People magazine, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at the event first, with William and Kate following behind them in their own car. They also made some changes to the royal entrance compared to past years.
Neither Harry and Meghan nor William and Kate were part of the Queen’s procession. Instead, the group formerly known as the Royal Fab Four took their seats ahead of the Queen’s entrance, who was then followed by Prince Charles and Camilla.
Markle continued her incredible fashion statements she has made during her last series of royal engagements by wearing a kelly green Emilia Wickstead dress with a matching fascinator from William Chambers. The Duchess of Sussex accessorized her look with a Gabriella Hearst bag and Aquazzura nude pumps.
This was the first - and most likely, last - time that fans have seen Harry and Meghan publicly with William and Kate since November 2019, just weeks before the Megxit announcement in early January. However, the two couples didn’t interact at the event, and only briefly acknowledged each other when they arrived.
Harry and Meghan sat behind the other senior royals at the event, and at the end of the service all of the members of the royal family chatted separately with others in attendance. William and Kate exited the Abbey first and got into their car while Harry and Meghan were still inside.
According to Us Weekly , William and Harry “barely speak” since the Megxit announcement, and in recent weeks have only chatted “a couple of times” about “business matters.”
“William’s done everything in his power to help his brother over the years and feels totally let down by his ‘reckless’ and ‘selfish’ actions,” revealed a second source. “The way he sees it, Harry’s thrown all the good advice he gave him back in his face. When Harry was feeling low or had problems, William was always there for him, as was Kate.”
The insider added that the Queen’s desire for Monday’s Commonwealth Day service was for the members of her family to “put on a united front” despite the fact that many are “hurt” and unhappy about Harry and Meghan’s decision to move to Canada and step down as senior royals.
Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s final royal engagements are complete, the couple is expected to return to Canada to be with their son, Archie Harrison. Their exit from the royal family becomes official on March 31st.