The Queen died at her beloved Scottish home, Balmoral Castle, after spending the last 70 years as monarch. Her family members have gathered for a range of events that honor her life and her reign. Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle renounced their royal titles and duties in 2020, they have traveled to the UK to pay respects to the late Queen. However, it was clear at the funeral on Monday that the royal family has not forgotten their choice to separate from them.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Snubbed at Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral With Second-Row Seating
Formerly known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan attended the Queen's funeral at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday. But they were sat in the second row away from the main members of the royal family. Prince William, Kate MIddleton, King Charles II, and Queen Consort Camilla were seated in the front pew of the church, while Harry and Meghan were placed at the very end of the second row.
This came as a surprise to some, considering the fact that Harry is Prince William's younger brother and King Charles' son. It was also surprising once people realized that Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II's son who has been publicly wrapped up in sexual assault scandal for years, was given a front row seat even though he isn't officially a working royal.
On Saturday, Prince Harry attended the Queen's vigil alongside Prince William, wearing his military uniform since 2020 at the request of his father, King Charles. Other than this event, Harry has worn civilian mourning clothes to every event in the honor of the Queen's passing.
Reportedly, Harry had a close relationship with his grandmother before she passed away and he rushed to her side when he learned that her health was deteriorating. And yet it seems that the royal family has not forgotten that he and his wife abdicated their duties two years ago.