Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Attends Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was pictured heading into Westminster Abbey to pay her final respect to Queen Elizabeth more than a week after her passing at the age of 96.

The 41-year-old arrived with her husband Prince Harry, Duke Of Sussex, at the ceremony on Monday. She held onto her clutch bag as she walked into the church to say her goodbye to the late grandmother-in-law.

Meghan wore a black cape dress, matching hat, and pearl and diamond earrings given to her by the Queen after she married Harry.

This is the first time Meghan has attended a royal or state funeral. She missed Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021 as she was pregnant with her and Harry’s second child, Lilibet, at the time.

In the days following the Queen’s death on 8 September, Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry – who moved to California and stepped back from their position as senior royals in 2020 – reunited with Prince William and Kate Middleton to attend several official events.

During an emotional group outing to visit with well-wishers on 10 September, one teen girl hugged Markle to show her support for the duchess, telling CNN, “I just wanted to show her that she’s welcome here and wanted to hug her after everything that’s happened.”

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Meghan even chose to show her respect for her husband’s grandmother by placing her hit Spotify podcast, Archetypes, on hold.

On 12 September, the podcast’s “about” page was updated with the message, “New episodes of Archetypes will be paused during the official mourning period for Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.”

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Furthermore, the Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming cover for Variety‘s Women in Power issue and gala has been postponed. She will also not be in attendance at the celebratory event on 28 September — nine days after the funeral.

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