Meghan Markle stood behind Kate, George, and Charlotte as Elizabeth II’s coffin was placed on an altar before taking a seat in the second row close to Prince Harry.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, entered the ancient church in a solemn procession, trailed by the Queen’s coffin. Kate was flanked by the two eldest Cambridge kids, as well as Prince Edward and his wife, the Duchess of Wessex.
Meghan waited for a few seconds inside the church with the three Cambridges before taking her place for the funeral next to Prince Harry.
Because he is no longer a senior royal, the Duke of Sussex, who set aside his dispute with his brother, Prince William, to walk beside him behind the Queen’s coffin, was dressed in a civilian suit instead of uniform.
Harry and Meghan are seated directly behind King Charles III, the Queen Consort, and Princess Anne in the second row. Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, sit next to them.
The Duchess paid respect to the Queen by wearing a pair of pearl and diamond earrings given to her as a gift by the queen. She wore the identical pair at Westminster Hall earlier this week for the funeral procession.
Since the Queen’s passing on September 8, Harry and Meghan, who live in Montecito, California, have stayed in the UK. When the news broke, they were in the nation for the WellChild awards.
The pair were missing their kids Archie, three, and Lilibet, 15 months, who were thought to be in California with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.