They wore a lot of black.
On Sept. 9, King Charles III announced the royal mourning stage for the Queen had commenced and will continue for seven days following her Sept. 19 funeral. During this period, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined other royal family members at several ceremonies.
On Sept. 14, members of the royal family escorted Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where it will lie in state. Prince Harry marched alongside his brother, Prince Williams, and their father, King Charles.
During the procession, Prince Harry donned a morning suit instead of a military uniform. Traditionally, working royals wear military uniforms mourning ceremonies; however, Harry and Meghan stepped down from their working royal roles in 2020.
There’s been some drama surrounding the funeral dress code. Prince Andrew, who’s also not a working royal, wore his military uniform; however, a spokesperson for Prince Harry urged the public to remain focused on honoring the Queen.
According to E Online, Meghan appeared in the procession, traveling behind by car alongside Prince Edward’s wife, Sophie.
During the procession, Meghan wore a stunning pair of pearl and diamond earrings given to her by the Queen. According to People, the late monarch gifted Meghan this sparkly present after their first solo outing together in 2018.
Meghan curtsied in front of the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall on Sept. 14.
Prince Harry was visibly emotional as he paid his respects to his late grandmother.
The week prior, on Sept. 10 and shortly before the Queen’s move to Westminster Hall, Prince Harry, Meghan, Prince William, and Kate mourned the monarch at Windsor Castle.
Meghan, Harry, William, and Kate also spoke to people gathered outside the castle. The Duchess of Sussex can be seen holding hands with a little girl while embracing flowers.
Meghan and Prince Harry have reminded in England following the Queen’s death and may continue to do so through the end of the official mourning period.