LONDON — Probably the most eagerly anticipated company at Friday’s thanksgiving service arrived effectively earlier than the senior members of the royal household. Prince Harry and his spouse, Meghan, walked into St. Paul’s Cathedral shortly after 11 a.m., turning each head within the vaulting nave because the couple walked, hand in hand, to their seats.
Within the meticulous choreography of royal ceremonies, there was nothing unintended about their extremely seen arrival. The couple, often known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, got their very own second, drawing a loud cheer from the gang gathered outdoors St. Paul’s and the rapt consideration of everybody seated inside.
It was the primary official royal outing for Harry and Meghan since early March 2020, after they attended a service for the British Commonwealth at Westminster Abbey, shortly earlier than decamping Britain for Canada, and later, Southern California. That service was memorable for the palpably chilly ambiance between Harry; his brother, Prince William; and their father, Prince Charles. The three barely acknowledged each other.
Harry and Meghan not have a proper position as senior royals, a diminished standing evident within the very completely different entrances made by Charles and William after the couple had taken their seats.
As the 2 princes made their formal entrance at St. Paul’s, continuing via the nave with their wives, BBC’s cameras didn’t seize any interplay between them and Harry or Meghan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been seated a few rows behind the senior members of the family.