The ceremonies in honor of 70 years of Elizabeth II’s historic reign continue, in London. This Friday, June 3, the Windsors gathered at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London to attend a mass of thanksgiving. While Elizabeth II cancelled her appearance, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first somewhat tense appearance alongside their family.
The festivities are in full swing in England on the occasion of the jubilee of Elizabeth II. After being gathered on the balcony of Buckingham to attend the Trooping the Colors military parade, the members of the Royal family met at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London to attend a mass of thanksgiving, this Friday, June 3. A very expected ceremony during which Her Majesty was unfortunately conspicuous by her absence. Victim of “discomfort” and “episodic mobility problems” after a first day of celebration strong in emotion, the Queen decided “reluctantly” to skip this religious celebration. However, the 96-year-old sovereign could count on the support of her son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles. As in the traditional speech from the throne in the British Parliament, the Duke of Cornwall replaced his loving mother at short notice. However, another important event was highly anticipated by admirers of the royal crown.
Informed of the arrival of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Britons were scrutinizing the face-to-face between the two brothers. A public reunion that was made from a distance … Arrived in the first in St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took their seats far from the rows reserved for Princes Charles and Prince William. As reported by Emily Nash, royal reporter for Hello!, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seated between Lady Sarah Chatto and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, accompanied by their respective husbands for the occasion. For their part, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William attended the mass alongside Princess Anne. Hopefully the lunch organized by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Vincent Keaveny at the old City Hall of the City of London will ease these tensions.
Jubilee of Elizabeth II: an eventful arrival for Harry and Meghan
An entrance very noticed. If they have respected their promise made to Elizabeth by not appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their grand return to the side of the other members of the Royal family. As they arrived on the forecourt of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London for the Thanksgiving service, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were greeted by boos from the crowd. Hand in hand, the couple disregarded their hisses. Always very smiling, the 40-year-old confirmed her status as a fashion icon. For this special occasion, the former actress traded her navy blue midi dress signed Roland Mouret for a white coat dress matched with her wide-brimmed hat.
If they were not a great success with the British, it was quite different for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William. As soon as they got out of their car, the parents of three children were cheered by the crowd. And the elegance of the bubbly forty-something certainly had something to do with it. After having caused a sensation in a white coat signed Alexander McQueen during the military parade, the Duchess of Cambridge offered yet another style lesson in a pastel yellow midi dress draped on the front signed Emilia Wickstead. A nice wink to Her Majesty adept of this color.
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