Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Went To Church Today (While Queen Elizabeth Sat This One Out)
It’s all Jubilee, all the time in the UK right now, in honor of 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne. Liz is 96, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that after the excitement of yesterday’s Trooping of the Colour event, she likely flopped into a chair and hollered, “Hooo wee, that’s enough excitement for me! Cancel my plans for tomorrow and book me a foot massage.” Because Queen Elizabeth was supposed to attend the National Service of Thanksgiving today at St. Paul’s Cathedral, but she bailed. Everyone else showed up, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And of course, their appearance had drama enthusiasts giddy with joy because they reportedly sat across the aisle from their least favorite couple in the UK, Prince William and Duchess Kate.
If you’re hoping this story ends with a source claiming William greeted Harry in the church by pointing to Prince Charles, then himself, then Harry, while hissing, “The father, the son, and the guy who ghosted all of us,” I regret to inform you that didn’t happen. People magazine says that William and Kate arrived at the cathedral to honor the life and service of their granny, who skipped the service after feeling “some discomfort” at the Trooping event the day before, according to the palace. When they arrived they sat in the front row on one side of the church, along with Charles and Duchess Camilla, and Princess Anne. When Harry and Meghan arrived, they took their seats in the second row across the aisle from the Cambridges and were seated in a group that included Prince Edward, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Here they are arriving at the cathedral. Several British outlets reported that the Sussexes were booed worse than Derek Jeter stepping foot in Boston. But as you can hear by this video taken of their arrival, it doesn’t exactly sound like Harry and Meghan were heckled by the crowd outside the church. And it looks like Boris Johnson was the one getting booed.
The Express have just posted the headline:
“Harry and Meghan get BOOED as they arrive at St Paul's after 'enormous snub' to Queen”
— Marina Purkiss (@MarinaPurkiss) June 3, 2022
Once inside, Harry and Meghan kept smiling, and I’m going to guess that was because they knew they wouldn’t have to make awkward small talk with William and Kate. According to Page Six, the Sussexes have zero plans to hang out with, or even communicate with, William and Kate, while their family is in the UK for granny’s big weekend.
Palace insiders told Page Six on Thursday that Charles’ sons have no plans to interact while celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee festivities. “At the moment, it does not look likely that Harry and Meghan and William and Kate will meet up separately during the Jubilee celebrations,” the source said. “There is certainly nothing in the diary at the moment.”
And while we can’t be sure of how William and Kate reacted when Harry and Meghan entered, let’s just say that someone was the reason why William kept his head glued to the front of the church.
Was this when Harry and Meghan walked in? 💀pic.twitter.com/yvp5WW0f6f
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) June 3, 2022
Harry and Meghan have plenty of royal family members to hang out with, should they feel so compelled. Page Six notes that when Harry and Meghan arrived earlier today, they hung out with Zara Tindall (aka Princess Anne’s kid), as well as Beatrice and Eugenie and their respective husbands. And, Harry and Meghan also got some face time with The Queen again. Metro UK reports that Harry and Meghan took baby Lilibet to meet her namesake yesterday at a private family event, after the Trooping of the Colour. No cameras were present, and we probably won’t ever see what it looked like when Big Lil met Lil’ Lil. But let me guess….an old lady holding a baby? I bet I nailed that.
Another place where there won’t be official cameras will be Lilibet’s first birthday celebrations tomorrow, which will be held at Frogmore Cottage, where the Sussexes are staying. The reason for the privacy, according to Metro UK, is because Harry and Meghan reportedly don’t want to overshadow Queen Elizabeth on her special weekend. Good call. Nothing would overshadow The Queen’s jubilee more than a single high-definition picture of The Queen looking positively horrified at Lilibet engaging in the time-honored tradition of a 1-year-old using their hands, feet, and face to absolutely destroy their birthday cake.