Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry accompanied by his brother, Prince William, and his wife Kate Middleton have reappeared together for the first time since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to step back from their representation work as members of the British royal family moving to the United States. The image most persecuted by the media has occurred in the garden of Windsor Castle, where hundreds of British citizens have been gathering for two days to show their grief over the death of Queen Elizabeth II that took place last Thursday.
Precisely to greet the assembled public and thank them for their support, we have been able to see together for the first time in two years those nicknamed at the time by the British press as the fab four (a nickname that means the fabulous four, as the Beatles were known ): the new princes of Wales (a position that, from now on, are held by Prince William and Kate Middleton as first in the line of succession and his wife, respectively) and the Dukes of Sussex.
The four dress in rigorous black as they walk towards the walls that delimit one of the most beloved properties of the English royal family. With sad faces, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton walked past the prince brothers, together in the center and providing a gesture of reconciliation despite rumors of estrangement between the children of King Charles III of England.
In addition to greeting the citizens and journalists gathered there (who received them to applause), the fab four have closely examined some of the objects that have been deposited in honor of the late monarch (William and Harry’s grandmother) such as bouquets and poems.
In addition to this unexpected gesture, throughout the day there have been several (and significant) moments in which we have been able to see the different members of the British royal family, such as the mass celebrated in the Church of Crathie Kirk (near the Scottish castle of Balmoral where the monarch died), a ceremony attended, among others, by the children of Elizabeth II, Princess Anne, and Princes Andrew and Edward. This morning, his eldest son, Charles of England, has been proclaimed as the new king in Westminster Abbey, an act in which he has been accompanied by his wife Camila (who from now on is the queen consort, a position that Elizabeth herself II announced that he would hold), his son Guillermo and the country’s prime minister, Liz Truss.
The new princes of Wales (until now Dukes of Cambridge) have changed their name on their Instagram account, a platform on which they have published the following text, an emotional letter with which Prince William himself says goodbye to his grandmother.
On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth was absolute. Much will be said in the coming days about the significance of her historical reign. I, however, have lost a grandmother. And while I will mourn the loss of her, I am also incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of the Queen’s wisdom and reassurance in my fifth decade. My wife has had 20 years of guidance and support from her. My three children have spent the holidays with her and created memories that will last her a lifetime.
She was by my side in my happiest moments. And she was by my side during the saddest days of my life. I knew she would get to this day, but it will be sometime before the reality of life without Grannie felt truly real. I appreciate the kindness she showed my family and me. And I thank you on behalf of my generation for setting an example of service and dignity in public life that was from another era, but always relevant to all of us.
My grandmother said that pain was the price we pay for love. All the sadness that we will feel in the coming weeks will be a testimony to the love we feel for our extraordinary Queen. I will honor her memory by supporting my father, the King, in any way I can.”