Prince Harry and Meghan finally joins the Royal family
After the passing of their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, on September 10, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan joined Prince William and his wife Kate on a walkabout among crowds near Windsor Castle. This raised the possibility of a rapprochement between the brothers, who had been estranged from one another in recent years.
After the tragic death of their mother Diana in a car accident in Paris in 1997, the two sons of King Charles were once very close to one another. However, in recent years, they have grown apart as a result of Harry and Meghan’s decision to migrate to the United States and give up their royal titles.
When the queen passed away on Thursday, the pair was in Britain for a short visit at the time. The queen held the record for the longest reign of any British monarch.
Harry, along with other senior members of the royal family, raced to be by the side of the queen as she deteriorated at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. A source for the heir to the throne claimed that William had extended an invitation for Harry to join him on the Windsor walk.
A source close to the royal family has referred to it as an essential demonstration of the family’s cohesiveness at an extremely trying period. They all wore dark clothing and emerged from the same vehicle.
During the forty minute walkabout near one of the queen’s favorite English homes, the two couples did not interact much with one another as they stopped to read messages left among the flowers, shake hands, and chat with the thousands of people lining the Long Walk. They also stopped to read messages left among the flowers.
“I think that really just sort of draws a line under what’s happened historically, and it’s a pretty strong sense of togetherness I think for the royal family,” she said. “It’s a really powerful sense of unity for the royal family. It was very heartwarming to watch,” remarked Raj Kaur, who is 41 years old and was also in the audience.
At one point in the early evening, a member of the public reached out and gave Meghan a bear hug, while others held out their hands to shake them and talk to the four royals. While Kate and Harry gathered flowers and letters of support from individuals in the crowd, Prince William spent some time leaning down and conversing with children.
During the period of national grief and Elizabeth’s state funeral, watchers of the royal family had been hoping for signs of a detente despite the pomp and ceremony that surrounded them.
On Friday, Charles made his first address to the nation as king to express his “love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.” The statement came during Charles’s first address to the nation since becoming king.
In addition, he bestowed the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales upon his son William and his daughter-in-law Kate, titles that he and his late wife Diana had previously held.
After the death of the queen, William was overheard commenting to a well-wisher that the days that followed had been “so strange.”
He remarked that everyone in the room believed that she was unbeatable.
When someone else in the crowd asked him how his children, George, 9, Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 4, were coping with the news of the passing of the queen, he responded by saying, “The kids are well, thank you. All three of his children had just started attending a new school on the day the queen passed away. They are of high quality. It’s not the best time to open up new schools, what with everything going on.”
Because the monarch’s grandchildren are immediately eligible to become princes and princesses of the realm, now that Harry’s father Charles is king, it is possible for Harry’s children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, to inherit such titles. Archie is Harry’s son, and Lilibet is Harry’s daughter. The queen’s childhood nickname inspired the naming of the princess, Lilibet.
It is unclear at this point whether or not they will accept the titles.
“At this time, we are concentrating on the subsequent ten days. The (royal) website will be updated as and when we receive new information,” according to a spokeswoman for Prince Charles who talked to reporters.