Prince William and Prince Harry and spouses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle appeared together in public for the first time in more than two years. On Saturday, September 10, they came out to greet people gathered outside Windsor Castle.
Both couples were dressed in black. They chatted with well-wishers and looked at the flowers and notes they had left outside the castle in memory of the late Elizabeth II.
According to Page Six, Prince William initiated the high-profile reunion, and Prince Harry happily accepted his offer. The crowd greeted the queen’s grandchildren and their wives with applause. One admirer gave Prince William a teddy bear named Paddington, whom Elizabeth II loved very much. The British presented flowers to Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
The last time William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan went out together was on March 9, 2020 – they attended the Commonwealth of Nations Day service. That same year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex relinquished their royal powers and moved to the United States, and since then, rumors of strained relations between William and Harry have not subsided in the press.
Many had hoped that relations between the brothers would warm up after Elizabeth II’s death, and perhaps those expectations were not unfounded.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8. When doctors reported her deteriorating health, her children and grandchildren immediately flocked to Balmoral Castle, where she spent her final weeks. As The Sun recently reported, Prince Harry was asked to say goodbye to his grandmother without his wife, which is why he was late. He arrived when the Queen had already passed away.
The eldest son of Elizabeth, Prince Charles, was announced as the new king of Great Britain. The monarch took the name Charles III. Yesterday, September 10, the official ceremony of his accession to the throne took place.