Meghan Markle reunites with royal family after Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Reunited at last.

Meghan Markle publicly stepped out with Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton on Saturday to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

The four were photographed viewing a massive sea of floral tributes laid outside Windsor Castle in honor of the late monarch.

The outing marked the first time the two couples have all appeared in public together since Commonwealth Day on March 9, an appearance that was marked by awkward greetings and grim faces. We’re told it was William who extended the invite to his estranged brother and wife.

“We are all very grateful – both sides putting all things aside for the Queen,” a royal source told Page Six exclusively.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held hands as they looked at the tributes. At one point, Harry lovingly put his hand on his wife’s back.

They were photographed chatting and pointing at different tributes as the crowd of onlookers waved at them.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Duchess Catherine arrive at Balmoral castle
“We are all very grateful – both sides putting all things aside for the Queen,” a royal source exclusively told Page Six.
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William and Middleton – the newly-minted Prince and Princess of Wales – were also spotted interacting with the well-wishers.

A small Paddington Bear was given to William, who passed it on to an aide. He was seen lightly touching his wife’s back as she crouched down to speak to a child standing at the front of the gates.

Britain's William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, walk outside Windsor Castle, following the passing of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in Windsor, Britain, September 10, 2022.
The foursome put on a united front in public to look at tributes left in honor of the late, long-reigning monarch.
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Earlier in the day, other royal family members gathered to look at floral tributes and notes left for the Queen.

It was an emotional scene as two of the Queen’s granddaughters – Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall – grew visibly emotional at the outpouring of love for their beloved grandmother.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Duchess Catherine arrive at Balmoral castle
Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle bent down to read cards.
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As Page Six previously reported, the Duchess of Sussex did not join her husband as he rushed to Scotland on Thursday in an attempt to see his grandmother before she died.

Harry, who flew in from an Invictus Games event in Germany, arrived hours after Her Majesty died.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Duchess Catherine arrive at Windsor castle
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted warmly by crowds of onlookers.
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Harry, William, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla Parker Bowles all made their way to Balmoral Castle after a spokesperson for the royal family revealed that the Queen’s health was rapidly declining Thursday morning.

Middleton stayed behind in England to be with their children — Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 — on their first day of school.

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Markle was not by Prince Harry’s side when he rushed to see the ailing Queen.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth has died at age 96

Markle was not by Prince Harry’s side when he rushed to see the ailing Queen.

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A royal expert speculated that Markle, 41, was not by 37-year-old Harry’s side because she feared his family members would not react kindly amid their feud.

“She might not be terribly warmly welcomed, to be perfectly candid about it,” BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said.

Markle and Harry, who resigned from their royal duties and moved to California in 2020, were both in Germany when the news about the Queen’s ailing health broke. While initial reports said the “Suits” alum would join her husband in traveling to the Queen’s bedside, Page Six later confirmed that she only traveled to London and not Scotland.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Saturday’s outing marked the first time all four had been together since March.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to put out an official statement on the Queen’s death. However, they did pay their respects by having the website of their foundation, Archewell, go dark.

“In loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022,” read a message over a black screen.

The Queen died at the age of 96 after sitting on the throne for 70 years.
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Harry and Markle last saw the Queen when they were in town for her Platinum Jubilee festivities in June. At the time, the monarch was able to meet their 1-year-old daughter, Lilibet, and also spent some quality time with their 3-year-old son, Archie.

A spokesperson for the royal family announced that the Queen died Thursday, making way for Harry’s dad, King Charles III, to take his seat on the throne.

The Queen’s death could mean Harry and Markle’s children get royal titles as Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet — but only if the family follows tradition.

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