The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II took place on Monday, September 19. During an emotional ceremony, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle could not hold back her tears.
- Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96
- His funeral took place on Monday September 19, 2022 in London.
- Meghan Markle, like many of those present, shed a few tears
A difficult farewell. Queen Elizabeth II was buried with his familyher father King George VI, her mother Queen Mother Elizabeth, her sister Princess Margaret and her husband Philip the Duke of Edinburgh this Monday evening, September 19, 2022. His death, which dates back to September 8, shocked the whole world starting with the royal family, which lost, in addition to a queen, a matriarch who had just made history once and for all a few months earlier. Thanks to her 70 years of reign, celebrated during her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, Elizabeth II has become Britain’s longest-reigning British monarch. An accomplishment to add to an already long list, which makes her a historical figure in many ways.
After his death at Balmoral in Scotland, the Queen’s body was repatriated to London and her coffin placed on display in Westminster Abbey for several days so that the public – including some celebrities who slipped into the queue on the sly – could pay their last respects. On September 19, his state funeral was held., during which several religious ceremonies took place. In addition to the political figures who came to pay a last tribute to the queen, in particular the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, most members of the royal family were also present. Despite the differences between Prince William and his brother Prince Harry for a few years, the latter had been present with his wife, Meghan Markle.
Meghan Markle pictured with tears in her eyes
Like many spectators, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was pictured with a tear rolling down her cheek, and his gloved hand coming to wipe it. If the tensions within the royal family are impossible to ignore, the fact remains that its members have lost a mother, a grandmother, a mother-in-law or even a great-grandmother. Something to remind everyone of the fragility of life, regardless of status, and the importance of enjoying it. Like Meghan Markle, whose children Archie and Lilibet would have stayed in California with his mother, several members of the family of Queen Elizabeth II were seen with tears in their eyes. This is particularly the case of King Charles III, the son of the Queen who, with the death of his mother, accedes to the British throne at the age of 73.
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral day was therefore dotted with moving moments, whether for strangers or for those closest to the queen. The daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, has also been photographedbursting into tears at her great-grandmother’s funeral. Only 7 years old, Princess Charlotte was present during the important moments of the ceremony alongside her parents, now Prince and Princess of Wales, but also of his older brother Prince George, 9 years old. The two children were not accompanied by their youngest brother, Prince Louis, 4, after William and Kate decided to leave him at home because he was too young for this kind of event.