Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s farewell tour in the title of senior members of the Royal family came to an end: on the second Monday in March, they attended the last official engagement - the couple joined the Queen at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. It has been visited by many dignitaries of the UK, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as athletes, musicians, politicians and invited parishioners. The royal family reunion was four months in the making, as the two couples hadn’t been seen together since they stepped out for Remembrance Day events in November. And for the first time, the Royal family gathered in full strength: Elizabeth II was joined by Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie.
Despite the fact that in numerous interviews Prince Harry claims that he does his best to save friendly and warm relationships with his brother and his wife, it is clear that it is not so easy. Fab Four’s fans have long suggested that this event can escalate into real confrontation, and they were right.
A duel between Kate and Meghan started with the choice of outfits. Markle came to the ceremony in the emerald dress with a cape by Emilia Wickstead and a hat to match, while Kate Middleton opted for a red coat dress from her go-to Catherine Walker with a matching hat, red velvet clutch and heels. Kate’s outfit turned out to be more successful, but Meghan looked radiant thanks to her happy smile.
However, the most intense moment at the service was the Cambridges’ firm entering. The couple came to the Cathedral a little later and blanked Meghan and Harry. Besides, In contrast to last year, Harry and Meghan, along with Kate Middleton and Prince William, did not join Her Majesty’s procession through Westminster Abbey. Instead, they were shown to their seats - with tradition dictating that sixth-in-line Harry sit with Meghan in the second row of seats behind the Queen, Charles, Camilla, William and Kate during the service - rather than waiting for Her Majesty’s arrival and walking in behind her. It seems that despite numerous assurances, "Megxit" passes not so smoothly, and the conflict in the family is not complete. However, Harry and Meghan made their final decision to abandon the title and privileges - it will formally enter into force after March 31.