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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Prince Harry kissing Meghan Markle | Meghan Markle at the Queen's funeral | Source: Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Prince Harry kissing Meghan Markle | Meghan Markle at the Queen's funeral | Source: Getty Images

Supportive Harry Praised for Ensuring Meghan Was 'Comfortable' as She Seemed to Tear Up at Queen's Funeral

Daniella Segell
Sep 21, 2022
09:30 A.M.
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  • Prince Harry was an attentive husband as he cared for Meghan at his grandmother's funeral.
  • Meghan Markle became tearful during Queen Elizabeth II's funeral service,
  • Meghan made a statement and impressed fans with her mourning outfit.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior members of the royal family and moved to the US in 2020. Following this, they received much criticism, and people turned against Meghan.

Now they are back in the UK to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II after she passed away on September 8, and Meghan has seemed to be uncomfortable in certain situations.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland | Source: Getty Images

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However, "People" claims that Prince Harry has supported his wife during this difficult time, even though he is grappling with losing his beloved grandmother.

An attorney who attended the funeral, Pranav Bhanot, said that the reassurance Harry gave Meghan during the funeral was visible. He mentioned:

"I noticed just how supportive Harry was to Meghan. When they went their separate directions after the ceremony, he gave her a firm squeeze of the hand. I felt he wanted to ensure she felt comfortable."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

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The couple reportedly offered one another much support during the funeral proceedings. "Mirror UK" even claimed that Harry and Meghan broke formation when out of the Queen's funeral service.

While other couples kept a stride's distance between them as they walked out of the service, Meghan and Harry reportedly deviated from this stance and reached their hands out to hold one another's.

A body language expert confirmed that this moment seemed "desperately important" to the couple, who have faced much criticism in the past two years and have only each other to lean on.

rince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk as procession with the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace for her lying in state, on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom | Source: Getty Images

rince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk as procession with the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace for her lying in state, on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom | Source: Getty Images

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Fans were enamored that Harry and Meghan were showing one another so much support. One Twitter user mentioned that Meghan could've gone home and left Harry to the funeral proceedings to avoid humiliation.

The user said that Meghan knew how the public felt about her and that she would not have an easy time, but she ensured she was there for her husband. Another user was happy that they could rely on each other during this time. There was also a user who called Harry "a real man".

One user said that she was happy Harry showed sweet gestures to Meghan, while another said that Meghan and Harry were great parents. This user said that Meghan and Harry do an excellent job protecting their children from things like funerals and other things they might be unable to handle.

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Peter Phillips, David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex leave Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom | Source: Getty Images

Peter Phillips, David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex leave Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom | Source: Getty Images

The couple was also invited to attend a dinner to receive world leaders ahead of the funeral. Still, the invite was rescinded, and fans were upset because it was an embarrassment to the couple and the royal family.

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One fan tweeted that it was one of the many ways the couple had been humiliated by the royal family since Queen Elizabeth II died and mentioned that she was the only one ensuring that Meghan and Harry were always thought of.

Another Twitter user shared her views on the situation, mentioning that she thought the only reason they were invited was to humiliate them in front of the world. She then said it made the royal family seem "petty and dysfunctional".

rince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Westminster Hall, in the Palace of Westminster in London on September 14, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

rince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Westminster Hall, in the Palace of Westminster in London on September 14, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

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Despite Meghan and Harry offering endless support to one another during the difficult time, Meghan could not hold back her tears at the funeral of her grandmother-in-law.

Meghan Markle Was Emotional At The Queen's Funeral

While attending Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral on September 19, Meghan remained stoic for much of the funeral. Still, she could not hold it together for the duration of the proceedings.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussexduring the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan, Duchess of Sussexduring the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

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Only at the end of the service, when British troops carried Queen Elizabeth II's coffin out of the cathedral, did Meghan become so emotional that she was seen wiping away a tear,

reports

"Us Magazine".

Meghan was not the only one to become emotional during the past two weeks following the Queen's death. On September 14, when his grandmother's coffin was transported from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, Prince Harry was also seen wiping away tears as he stood beside his wife and behind Princess Kate and Prince William.

Each of the royal family members found the death of Queen Elizabeth II difficult, and it is well-known that Prince Harry shared a close bond with his grandmother and found her to be someone he could turn to for advice.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster after the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster after the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

The couple has been emotional during the entirety of the last two weeks but has been leaning on each other to get through this challenging time and heal from the trauma.

Meghan's Outfit Honored The Queen

While Meghan wore her heart on her sleeve during the Queen's state funeral, she ensured that those sleeves also honored the Queen in some small way. She did the same with her jewelry, according to "People".

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

She ensured that she looked appropriate and that her outfit meant more than simply looking put together for the funeral service. She used her outfit to pay her respects to her late grandmother-in-law.

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The dress that Meghan wore to the funeral was a black replica of a navy dress she wore in 2018 to a celebration in honor of the Queen's 92nd birthday at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Meghan also wore a pair of diamond and pearl earrings, which were gifted to her by Queen Elizabeth II. Meghan wore these earrings to her first and only royal appearance with the Queen.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

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Along with the jewelry and the dress, Meghan also wore a black replica of the white hat by Stephen Jones for Dior that she wore to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

Meghan paid homage to the Queen in subtle ways with her outfit, which fans very much appreciated, but she was not the only one to do so. Other royals ensured that their outfits carried weight.

Princess Kate also honored the late monarch with her funeral outfit. She wore a pair of earrings gifted to her by her grandmother-in-law and a pearl necklace with a diamond clasp that was part of the Queen's personal collection.

amilla, Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

amilla, Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Kate wore the same earrings to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this year, and she has borrowed them many times before that, confirms "People".

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