Meghan Markle Curtsies to Queen Elizabeth's Coffin in Emotional Moment

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Photo credit: Christopher Furlong - Getty Images

This morning, Queen Elizabeth's coffin traveled from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where she will lie in state through Sunday, September 18. Members of the royal family walked behind the coffin in a procession, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Kate, Princess of Wales, and others rode in cars.

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Photo credit: Dan Kitwood - Getty Images

At the Palace of Westminster, the royals stood for a short service, and as they exited, Meghan, Kate, and other royal women curtsied to the Queen's coffin. Viewers of the service of the royal family noted Meghan's deep curtsy, in particular. Prince Harry bowed his head in respect.

The Sussexes were right behind the new Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Harry and Kate. Kate, too, dropped into a curtsy as she passed the Queen's coffin.

Earlier this week, as the coffin was brought into the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Princess Anne dropped into a deep curtsey out of respect for her late mother.

Last night, Meghan and Harry joined the rest of the royal family at Buckingham Palace to receive Queen Elizabeth's coffin after it journeyed from Scotland.

The Sussexes were already in the UK when Queen Elizabeth's health took a turn for the worse last week. Prince Harry wrote in a statement, "Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings—from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren."

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Photo credit: BEN STANSALL - Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to remain in the UK through the Queen's funeral on Monday.

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