Queen Elizabeth II: Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the pre-funeral at Buckingham Palace?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s drama continued over the weekend as it was unclear whether the Sussexes would be attending a pre-funeral reception at Buckingham Palace on the eve. of Queen Elizabeth II Mayt.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who settled in California after stepping down as senior royals in 2020 – reportedly initially received an invitation for Sunday evening’s reception, but conflicting reports said they would join were not expecting.

According to the Telegraph, he has now been kept uninvited because palace officials insisted that the reception be hosted. King Charles III And Camilla, the Queen consort, is only there for the working royals, which aren’t Harry and Meghan.

However, Yahoo New UK reported that despite the reception originally being only for working members of the royal family, an exception was made and the Sussexes are expected to attend.

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Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave Westminster Hall, London, after the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is brought into the hall ahead of her funeral in London, England, Monday September 14, 2022.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave Westminster Hall, London, after the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is brought into the hall ahead of her funeral in London, England, Monday September 14, 2022.
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The palace said on Friday it plans to welcome “hundreds of world leaders and royals from other countries” along with “the King and Queen consort, members of the royal family”. President Biden is among those attending Monday’s reception and funeral.

There has been a lot of tension between Harry and Meghan And the rest of the family – especially her brother Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales – have since left the UK, which hasn’t been helped by all her interviews with Oprah. In the interview, he claimed, among other allegations, that the palace had not helped a suicidal Meghan and that someone had made racist remarks about their son, Archie, 3.

The couple surprised the public by thanking members of the public who mourned their majesty with William and Kate at Windsor Castle last Saturday.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Long Walk at Windsor Castle to see flowers and tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth in Windsor on September 10, 2022.  , England.  Crowds gather at the gates of Windsor Castle to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who was killed at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Long Walk at Windsor Castle to see flowers and tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth in Windsor on September 10, 2022. , England. Crowds gather at the gates of Windsor Castle to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who was killed at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022.
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All four have been seen at subsequent events, including the arrival of the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall on Wednesday.

Meghan and Harry There was a stir as they left Westminster Hall held hands, leading some to believe he had broken royal protocol on public displays of affection, but royal expert Shannon Felton Spence told Fox News Digital that there are no “formal ‘rules’ against PDA.”

But “we don’t often see it from the royals because usually when we see them they are at work,” Spence explained. “They’re presenting their most professional appearance. When we see William and Catherine on the outside, they’re husband and wife allies.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to attend the funeral on Monday of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at 96 on September 8, 2022.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to attend the funeral on Monday of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at 96 on September 8, 2022.
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Spence said the royal couple sometimes hold hands in public but this is usually in a more causal setting.

And while some said the performance was inappropriate, others thought Meghan was only supporting her husband who is mourning his grandmother.

“I’ll give them a pass for today as they walk out of Westminster Hall because that procession was too painful for Harry, and they’re all sad,” Spence said.

The kerfuffle on the invitation is reminiscent of a drama that unfolded over the week as to whether Harry would wear his military uniform when he stood vigil around the Queen’s coffin with William and his cousins ​​on Saturday.

At first, it was reported that he would not be allowed to wear his uniform – despite Prince Andrew losing his military title earlier this year amid allegations of sexual assault.

But as of Friday, it was reported that he would wear the uniform “at the request of the king”.

Harry and Meghan are expected to attend the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

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The queen died on 8 September at the age of 96 after ruling for 70 years.

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