When Meghan Markle accompanied Prince Harry in the Queen’s procession to Westminster Hall on Wednesday, she appeared overcome with emotion.
The Duchess of Sussex visited the late monarch, who sadly passed away on September 8th, while wearing mourning attire.
Meghan traveled by car before making her appearance at Westminster Hall with the Countess of Wessex, while Prince Harry stood with his brother Prince William behind the Queen’s coffin.
Meghan relaxed during the moving service officiated by The Archbishop of Canterbury, and it was evident that she was taking a deep breath as the Queen’s coffin passed by.
At the conclusion of the service, the 41-year-old bowed respectfully with Princess Kate. Men typically greet each other with a neck bow, and royal ladies typically curtsy if they are meeting the monarch for the first time that day.
The mother-of-two chose a chic ebony coat dress and a midnight-black pillbox hat adorned with a chic, netted veil to adhere to the royal mourning dress code. Meghan added a pair of delicate pearl earrings to complete her look as a fitting homage to the late monarch, who came to represent pearls.
After the moving service, Meghan could be seen supporting Harry by holding his hand as they left Westminster Hall.
Since the Queen’s passing, the majority of the royal family had not been seen together until the historic occasion.
They will come together once more on Monday, May 19, for the late monarch’s funeral at Westminster Abbey. As the royal family bids Queen Elizabeth II their final farewells, the service is likely to be very emotional.
Prince Phillip, the late husband of the Queen, will be transferred from the Royal Vault of St. George’s Chapel to Windsor Castle’s King George VI Memorial Chapel after the funeral has concluded, where he will be buried next to his devoted partner.