Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, were part of the group of royals at Buckingham Palace to receive Queen Elizabeth's coffin in London this evening. The Sussexes joined Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales, and the rest of Queen Elizabeth's children and grandchildren in welcoming the late Queen to the palace she lived in for the majority of her life.
Queen Elizabeth's coffin has traveled from Balmoral Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral. (At the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Sunday, Princess Anne dropped to a deep curtsey to her mother's coffin.) Today, it arrived in London, where members of the royal family were at Buckingham Palace to receive the coffin. The coffin was greeted by a Guard of Honor, and then carried into the Bow Room.
Prince Harry and Meghan had traveled to the UK early last week for a series of charity events, but when the Queen's health took a turn for the worse, Harry traveled to Balmoral to join the rest of the royal family.
Yesterday, Harry released a statement in memory of Queen Elizabeth. "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," he wrote. "I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed, not just by us, but by the world over."
This past weekend at Windsor, Harry and Meghan publicly reunited with the new Prince and Princess of Wales, when the foursome walked outside Windsor Castle to take in the floral tributes left to the late Queen Elizabeth.
Tomorrow, the Queen’s coffin will be carried by a gun carriage in a procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster. Members of the royal family will walk behind the coffin during the procession.
The full list of royals in the procession, Buckingham Palace shared, will be the Queen's four children—King Charles, Princess Anne, and Princes Andrew and Edward—along with her grandsons Prince William, Prince Harry, and Peter Phillips. Anne's husband Sir Timothy Laurence, the Queen's cousin Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, and the Queen's nephew David Armstrong-Jones, the 2nd Earl of Snowdon, will also be in the procession.
Queen Camilla, Princess Kate, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex will follow in a car.
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