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Us Weekly: Meghan Markle & Prince William Kept a Distance during Commonwealth Day Service

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 10, 2020
10:26 A.M.
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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle seemed to avoid close contact with her brother-in-law, Prince William at the recently concluded Commonwealth Day celebrations.


The Commonwealth Day service was hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey. It was an event that celebrated the unity and development championed by the 54 member countries of the association.

In attendance were Prince Charles, and his wife, Camila, Prince Edward and Sophia, as well as the Queen's grandkids and their wives ⁠— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Prince William,Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand next to a wreath of flowers at service for the WW1armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018, in London, England | Photo: Getty Images


As the procession commenced, members of the royal family were seated in a particular order.

While 38-year-old Meghan acknowledged the presence of the Duke of Cambridge, the pair distanced themselves. A royal expert opined that:

"She looked to see if it was him, but then she turned right back...Meghan and William kept a distance, perhaps because they are feeling some kind of distance."


Not only were there no interactions between these two, but Prince William and his brother Harry also didn't relate like brothers.

They didn't, however, try to hide it. The feud allegedly started three years ago, when Prince William cautioned Harry on his relationship with his then-girlfriend and now wife.

Harry and his wife have continued to share their time between the UK and Canada as proposed in their announcement.


They have not had the best of relationship since then, and even now that the 35-year-old and his woman honored the request of the Queen to be part of a royal gathering for the last time, they didn't try to patch things up.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a shocking announcement to exit the royal family as senior members of the family.


That further deepened the strain in the relationship among the Queen's grandkids as William reportedly explained via a royal source that his brother didn't make the best choice.

The source went on to say that Prince William, "Feels totally let down by Harry's reckless and selfish actions."

Harry and his wife have continued to share their time between the UK and Canada as proposed in their announcement, and the pair are spending quality time with their son, Archibald Mountbatten Windsor.