The Fab Four’s every move was scrutinized on Commonwealth Day, March 9. Kate Middleton and Prince William took a cool attitude towards Meghan Markle and Harry. So much so that they left the ceremony without saluting them.
“All happy families are alike, unhappy families are alike in their own way.” Never before has Leo Tolstoy’s adage been so well thought out in the British royal family. The reunion between Sussex and Cambridge will have been frosty, to say the least, on Commonwealth Day, March 9th.
The event was nevertheless a major one, as it is one of the last royal engagements of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, before their departure from the monarchy on March 31.
At Westminster Abbey, Kate Middleton and Prince William seemed particularly cold to Archie’s parents, An attitude that did not escape the eyes of the whole world. It didn’t take much for the Anglo-Saxon press to get carried away and claim that the Duke of Cambridge deliberately snubbed his little brother.
Above all, Elizabeth II had previously ousted the Sussex couple from the royal procession at Westminster. And to avoid any discomfort, Kate Middleton and Prince William had gone straight to their seat, as had Meghan and Harry.
“Our actions affect the well-being of people.”
Clumsiness was the order of the day at the Fab Four, as reported in the Canadian weekly Macleans. The Cambridge avoided any interaction with the Sussex.
This, even at the end of the service. When the Royal Family returned to the Great West Door to greet guests on their way out, Kate Middleton and Prince William did everything possible to avoid any contact.
Even though protocol had been changed due to the coronavirus – handshakes were outlawed – the future monarchs did not wait until Meghan and Harry, who were right behind them, had finished saluting to leave Westminster Abbey.
Wherever we live, our choices and actions affect the well-being of people and communities living far away, and in very different circumstances,” the Queen said in her Commonwealth Day speech. It is difficult not to draw a parallel with the current situation of the Royal Family. However, the attitude of the Windsor people shows that Harry and Meghan’s decision is still a matter of debate, despite the Queen’s desire to make her grandson happy.