Their trip to England was not supposed to be for the Queen. They were in the United Kingdom from California for a brief trip and charity event when news broke that Queen Elizabeth II was gravely ill in Scotland.
Prince Harry rushed to be with his grandmother but arrived moments after she died on Sept. 8 in Balmoral Castle, surrounded by her only daughter, Anne, and her heir, Charles. Since then, there have been 10 days of national mourning.
On Monday, Harry and Meghan walked in separately behind the queen’s coffin, in a solemn procession at London’s Westminster Abbey. They followed the new Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, and two of their children, George and Charlotte.
Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have returned to center stage in the royal family since the queen’s death, although in somewhat muted fashion, two years after they stunned Britons by stepping back from royal duties.