Harry and Meghan have finally reunited with William and Kate at their first official event since the Sussexes sensationally left the royal family.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were beaming as they arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral for a special thanksgiving to mark the Queen’s memorable 70-year reign on Friday UK time.
The “nervous” Sussexes have joined William, Kate and other royals for their first official event since Megxit on day two of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The Queen herself was not present after experiencing “discomfort” during yesterday’s festivities.
But most of the other members of the Firm – minus Andrew who has Covid – have gathered in London for the occasion.
Meghan smiled at the crowd outside the cathedral, moments before Kate climbed the stairs and waved.
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The royal family then took their seats in the building, with the Sussexes in the second row of the congregation next to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
Neither Harry nor Meghan are in the royal procession, which appears to be limited to working relatives.
Despite Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, being welcomed into the royal fold at Trooping the Color yesterday, they are said to be concerned about today’s public reunion.
A source told the mirror they were “perhaps understandably nervous” when they came face-to-face with the ones they planned in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.
And the pressure is doubled by the fact that this is their first outing with the whole family since they left the Firm in 2020.
cream and black, chose not to bring their children Archie, three, and Lilibet, who turns one tomorrow and who would have met Her Majesty for the first time yesterday.
Their presence at other events, including tomorrow’s party at the palace or the Pageant on Sunday, is also uncertain.
A royal commentator said the pair hope to be as “inconspicuous as possible” during their visit to the UK.
Omid Scobie, author of Finding Freedom, told BBC Breakfast: “I spoke to people close to the couple and said they wanted to be as unobtrusive as possible on this trip.
“It’s almost unbelievable, but I think yesterday [at] Trooping the Color was a good example of this.
“We haven’t really seen them on TV cameras.”
And Piers Morgan thinks their low-key performances aren’t in vain, as “there’s already a lot of tension” behind the scenes, which only gets worse during today’s shift, where Her Majesty will be absent.
Morgan told Sky News Australia: “The only glue it seems in this whole tension is the Queen and she won’t be there.
“So we get a bit of a drama in a church where there aren’t many and the ones that are don’t get along.”
The apparent unease means Harry has made no plans to see his brother William or wife Kate away from the formal anniversary festivities, an insider has claimed.
They told Page Six: “At this point it doesn’t look like Harry and Meghan and William and Kate will meet separately during the anniversary celebrations.
“There’s certainly nothing in the diary.”
This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.