In the aftermath of the Queen’s funeral on Monday, Today program anchor Karl Stefanovic couldn’t help but poke fun at his least favorite member of the Royal Family.
He made the ridiculous claim that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was not sobbing when she was photographed wiping away tears at the solemn event.
Stefanovic’s reaction to Meghan’s public expression of emotion was summed up in one word: ‘apparently,’ and it wasn’t lost on his co-anchor Allison Langdon.
The incident occurred about 9:20 p.m. local time, or 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday in eastern Australia, as Stefanovic and Langdon were conversing with royal photographer Chris Jackson outside Buckingham Palace.
Stefanovic pointed out that some images from the burial were susceptible to interpretation, specifically if certain members of the Royal Family were sobbing.
He said that photos of Meghan wiping away tears were maybe deceptive.
There have been a lot of images floating about, and interpretations of photos, and reading into photos [meanings] that may or may not be real, he explained.
There’s a few of Meghan, with a tear streaming down her cheek – reportedly – and also one of Princess Charlotte that everyone was claiming she was weeping, and they don’t know if it was genuine or not.
With the word ‘apparently,’ Stefanovic placed doubt on Meghan’s weeping show, and Langdon grinned uneasily before offering him a knowing glance.
Meghan sobbed as she watched Queen Elizabeth II’s casket be brought out of Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, following a magnificent burial attended by the world’s great and good.
During the poignant moment, the Duchess of Sussex, 41, wiped her face as she stood behind Camilla, Queen Consort, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and her kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Meghan had entered the abbey earlier in a solemn procession behind the Queen’s casket. Catherine, the two eldest Cambridge children, and Prince Edward with Sophie, Countess of Wessex stood in front of her.
The duchess stood briefly behind Kate, George, and Charlotte before the service to observe Elizabeth II’s coffin being put on the altar.
She and Harry then sat in the second row, next to Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Along with Charles and Camilla, the Princess Royal and her husband Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, the Prince and Princess of Wales with George and Charlotte, Peter Phillips, and Zara and Mike Tindall sat in the front row.
Later, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, Meghan and Harry were led to their seats by the Princess of Wales, who stood aside while William and Charlotte led them into their stall.
As Britain grieved its longest-serving monarch and the royals bid farewell to a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, the Queen made her final journey from Westminster Hall to the chapel where she married and was crowned.
Her casket was placed near the altar, with her crown, orb, and sceptre on top, adorned by flowers selected by King Charles III from gardens she adored.
Among loving and loyal remembrance,’ read a card in the flowers on top of the coffin. ‘Charles R.’
The Sussexes live in California but have been in the United Kingdom since the Queen’s passing on September 8. When the news broke, they were in the nation for the WellChild awards.
Archie, three, and Lilibet, 15 months, are reported to have remained in California with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
The Duke of Sussex put aside his animosity with his brother Prince William to walk beside him behind the Queen’s coffin before the funeral. Because he is no longer a senior royal, Harry was dressed in a civilian suit rather than a uniform.