Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reunite with Kate Middleton in London to mark 70 years of Queen’s reign

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reunite with Kate Middleton in London to mark 70 years of Queen’s reign

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gathered in London on Thursday morning with Kate Middleton and other members of the royal family to attend the Queen’s birthday parade, a highly anticipated moment in royal history after two years of the couple’s acrimonious allegations against Harry’s family.

However, they were not immediately seen on the television version of events.

The California-based couple reportedly arrived quietly at Horse Guards Parade in London by car with their children, unlike some other family members who arrived publicly in horse-drawn carriages.

William and Kate’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, arrived in a royal carriage with their mother and step-grandmother, Camilla. George was then seen on the balcony of a room known as the Major General’s office, but Harry and Meghan and their children remained out of sight as proceedings began.

Their arrival was not caught on television cameras, and as the ceremonies began at 11 a.m. they had still not been shown on UK television screens, although Palace sources had previously confirmed that Harry , Meghan and their two children would be there.

The couple are on their first joint visit to the UK since quitting royal life and moving to America, having landed in London on Wednesday afternoon, where they were met by a royal car sent by the queen to pick them up, interpreted by some as a gesture of conciliation.

It had previously been announced that Harry and Meghan would not appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, but late Wednesday evening it was revealed that Harry and Meghan would be watching the proceedings from the military office overlooking the Whitehall parade ground where takes place the traditional event. , along with other members of the royal family.

As Prince William joined his father Prince Charles on the parade ground, Kate, Camilla and Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, were due to watch the event from the Ceremonial Military Room, alongside Harry and Meghan.

It is believed to be the first time Meghan and Kate have been in the same room since the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in March 2020, when William and Kate almost completely ignored Harry and Meghan.

At least two protesters, one of whom wore a fake crown, were led away by police after they tried to break up the opening minutes of the Queen’s birthday parade. They jumped out of the crowd and past soldiers in red coats marching down London’s main ceremonial street, The Mall, shortly after proceedings began at 10 a.m. One wore a crown and the other held a sign that appeared to wave for a redistribution of royal lands.

The soldiers did not break the step and one of the demonstrators was almost trampled.

Prince William and Kate today said they were ‘looking forward to celebrating’ the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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