Dressed in all black, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex held hands while walking alongside the newly titled Prince and Princess of Wales on September 10. In footage shared by the royal family’s YouTube channel, the brothers and their wives can be seen admiring the flowers left outside Windsor Castle in honor of Will and Harry’s late grandmother.
This marks the four royals’ first public appearance together since the California couple’s final senior royal engagements in March 2020. For the past few months, the rift between the brothers has seemed wider than ever as the couples kept their distance during the queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June. Prior to the queen’s death, it was also reported that Will and Kate planned to “avoid” Meghan and Harry during their scheduled trip to the UK in early September.
Though Meghan and Harry were already in the UK at the time of Queen Elizabeth’s death, only Prince Harry joined his brother and King Charles at Balmoral Castle on September 8. While royal expert Katie Nicholl reported that Meghan Markle was not invited to join her husband, it’s important to note that Kate Middleton also remained behind and this likely has nothing to do with royal family tensions.
Now People reports that the Prince and Princess of Wales extended the invitation for the Sussexes to join them in greeting mourners waiting along the Long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10.