Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Get Emotional at Queen's Funeral Procession

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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are mourning the royal family's matriarch.

The Princess of Wales, 40, and the Duchess of Sussex, 41, were visibly emotional during the service saluting the arrival of Queen Elizabeth's coffin at Westminster Hall Wednesday, where it will lie in state until her funeral next Monday.

Standing shoulder to shoulder with their husbands Prince William and Prince Harry, Kate and Meghan seemed to blink back tears before the monarch's coffin, which was draped with the Royal Standard and raised on a catafalque.

There, they heard a blessing from Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and quietly reflected before joining the processional out of Westminster Hall, during which Meghan and Harry, 37, held hands.

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen inside the Palace of Westminster during the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England.
Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen inside the Palace of Westminster during the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England.

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Both Kate and Meghan honored their grandmother-in-law at the service by wearing jewelry she had given them with her go-to stone: pearls.

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex watch the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown, arriving at Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Catherine, Princess of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex watch the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown, arriving at Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.

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The women walked out of the medieval hall behind King Charles III and his wife Queen Camilla, Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, 58 and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, with Anne's son Peter Phillips and the Queen's nephew David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, in their wake.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex looks on as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is brought into Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex looks on as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is brought into Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.

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The 20-minute service closed Wednesday's procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where the Queen's coffin was ceremoniously transported through London on a gun carriage by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.

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Thousands packed the streets to see the Queen, and more will have the opportunity to pay their respects as her casket lies in state for the next five days, with Westminster Hall open to the public around the clock.

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The Queen’s funeral cortege makes its way along The Mall from Buckingham Palace
The Queen’s funeral cortege makes its way along The Mall from Buckingham Palace

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Early on the morning of Monday, September 19, the coffin will move to nearby Westminster Abbey for the Queen's state funeral, drawing diplomats and dignitaries from around the world.

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Following the funeral, Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel area of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle beside her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, her sister, Princess Margaret, and her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother.