On Thursday, September 15, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly found time on their trip to the U.K. to check in with their niece and nephews. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are staying at Frogmore cottage at least until Queen Elizabeth is laid to rest on Monday, September 19, and it has been some time since they were able to so easily see their family in the country.
The reconnection took place when Prince Harry happened to run into his brother, William, the newly named Prince of Wales. It was also his 38th birthday, though the Duke did not celebrate in honor of the Queen. He and Meghan passed by Prince William in their car as the latter returned from Lambrook school with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
They each stopped their vehicles and rolled down the windows so that everyone could catch up for a bit. Harry and Meghan’s children, Archie and Lilibet, do not appear to be on the trip with them and are likely at their home base in California. Events around the Queen’s death have kept everyone very busy, but the Sussexes have been seen with Prince William and Kate Middleton in a united front.
The two royal couples viewed tributes to their late matriarch at Windsor Castle together last Saturday, walking around to see the many messages, gifts, and flowers laid out for the family by people mourning the Queen. It was the first time the Sussexes and the former Cambridges had been seen together since March of 2020, when they made an appearance at Commonwealth Day. They even arrived and departed in the same car.
Relations have been frosty ever since Harry and Meghan stepped down as working members of the royal family and made the move to the U.S., but it seems like their loss is bringing them back together in some way.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.