As floral tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth grow near the palaces of the United Kingdom, Willem and Katenow the Prince and Princess of Wales, were joined by Prince Harry and Meghan Marklea outside Windsor Castle on Saturday to watch the increasing number of flowers and tribute cards from grieving Britons.
Harry and Meghan’s appearance came as a surprise, as this marks the first time all four of them have been in public for a non-family event since a charity polo match in July 2019 (the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club, if you want the full name.) It was confirmed by Reuters that William had invited his brother and sister-in-law to come to Windsor.
The images of the four together will reinforce the idea of rapprochement between the two couples. There’s been a bit of a rift between them since Harry and Meghan resigned from their official royal duties and moved to California in early 2020.
Coincidentally, just before their grandmother’s death, the brothers were staying a little further away. Despite the close proximity, and very brief moments of overlap during some of the Queen’s platinum anniversary ceremonies earlier this year, not much was done to thaw the ice “besides a few polite hellos,” according to a report.
Frogmore Cottage, which is still owned by Harry and Meghan, has recently undergone a major renovation at a cost of $3.2 million. In a recent interview with The Cut, Meghan said returning to their English home felt like visiting a time capsule. “You go back and you open drawers and you’re like, Oh my God. Is this what I wrote there in my diary? And here are all my socks from this timeShe added that taking it all in was ‘bittersweet, you know? Knowing it didn’t have to be this way.”
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