Is this why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t attend a reception for world leaders at Buckingham Palace?


Live updates on the day of the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II: The funeral of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has begun at Westminster Abbey in London.

King Charles and other senior British royals followed Queen Elizabeth’s coffin into Westminster Abbey on Monday, joining world leaders and monarchs to bid farewell to the beloved figure who united the nation through her 70-year reign. In scenes of inimitable pageantry, pallbearers carried her flag-draped coffin down the aisle in the country’s first state funeral since Winston Churchill received the honor in 1965.

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Elizabeth II Funeral Update

At 11am, the monarch’s official period in state ended after four days, with hundreds of thousands of people queuing around the Queen’s coffin in London’s historic Westminster Hall. In addition to King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla and other members of the royal family, Prince William and Kate’s nine-year-old son Prince George and seven-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte will also attend the state funeral. Their four-year-old brother Prince Louis is not expected to attend.

State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on Monday ended with the United Kingdom’s national anthem and a piper’s lament. The Queen’s coffin has left Westminster Abbey.

Is this why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t attend a reception for world leaders at Buckingham Palace?

On the eve of Monday’s funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. world leaders gathered at Buckingham Palace on Sunday evening for what is being called the “Reception of the Century”. Hosted by King Charles III, approximately 500 people including presidents, prime ministers and royals from around the world gathered to remember Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

Prince William and Kate Middleton – Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Edward and Sophie – Earl and Countess of Wessex, Anne – Princess Royal and other working royals accompanied King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla to greet guests. However, what caught everyone’s attention was the absence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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