Harry and Meghan are finally reunited with William and Kate for their first official engagement since the Sussexes sensationally left the royal family.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry beamed as they arrived at St. Paul’s Cathedral for a special thanksgiving service commemorating the Queen’s landmark 70-year reign on Friday UK time.
The “nervous” Sussexes joined William, Kate and other members of the royal family for their first official event since Megxit on the second day of the platinum anniversary celebration.
The monarch herself was not present after experiencing “discomfort” during yesterday’s festivities.
But most of the other members of the Firm – with the exception of Andrew, who has Covid – have gathered in London for the occasion.
Meghan smiled at the crowd outside the cathedral a moment before Kate walked up the steps and waved.
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The royals then took their seats inside the building, with the Sussexes in the second row of parishioners next to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
Neither Harry nor Meghan are part of the royal procession, which appears to be limited to working family members.
While Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, were once again welcomed into the royal court at Trooping the Color yesterday, they are said to be worried about today’s public reunion.
The source said Mirror they were “understandably nervous” about meeting face-to-face with those they had targeted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.
And the pressure is doubled by the fact that this is their first outing with the whole family since they left the Firm in 2020.
cream and black decided not to bring their children Archie, three, and Lilibet, one year old tomorrow, whom Her Majesty is believed to have met for the first time yesterday.
Their participation in other events, including tomorrow’s palace party or Sunday’s theatrical performance, is also unknown.
The royal commentator said the couple hoped to be “as low-key as possible” during their visit to the UK.
Omid Scobie, author of In Search of Freedom, told BBC Breakfast: “I spoke to people close to the couple who said they wanted to be as discreet as possible during this trip.
“It’s almost hard to believe, but I think that yesterday [at] Trooping the Color was a great example.
“We didn’t really see them on TV cameras.”
And Piers Morgan believes there is good reason for their low-key performances, as there is “already a lot of tension” behind the scenes, which will only get worse during tonight’s service, from which Her Majesty will be absent.
Morgan told Sky News Australia: “The only link in all this tension seems to be the Queen and she won’t be there.
“So we’re going to have a little drama in a church where there aren’t many of them and those who are going to be there don’t get along.”
The obvious concern means that Harry wasn’t planning on spending his brother William or wife Kate away from official anniversary celebrations, as the insider claims.
They told Page Six: “At this point, it is unlikely that Harry and Meghan, William and Kate will meet separately during the anniversary celebration.
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This story originally appeared on The Sun and is reprinted here with permission.