Applause and a few boos as Meghan and Harry arrive at mass

Applause and a few boos as Meghan and Harry arrive at mass

A mass that sounded like a test of popularity. Two years after leaving for California in pain, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their return to public for a royal event, after being excluded from the outing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, which launched Thursday in London the four days of festivities celebrating the record longevity of Elizabeth II.

Very unpopular in the United Kingdom, the Duke of Sussex, military medals hanging from the jacket, and the Duchess, in an off-white dress, were however applauded by the British on their arrival at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, not without a few boos are also heard. Later followed by the heirs to the throne, Charles, 73, and his son William, who turns 40 on June 21, with their wives. Before them had arrived Prime Minister Boris Johnson, much more booed by the crowdholding the hand of his wife Carrie, and his predecessors Tony Blair and David Cameron.

A meeting between Elizabeth II and the daughter of Meghan and Harry

The return of Harry and Meghan, who came from the United States with their two young children for the celebrations, has caused a lot of hostile ink to flow since their departure and their sensational confessions on American television. Relations between Harry, 37, and William, second in line to the throne, are almost non-existent. They are not much better with her father, Prince Charles.

According to the couple’s biographer, Omid Scobie, however, they had lunch with family members in Windsor on Thursday, giving the Queen the opportunity to meet their daughter Lilibet, who celebrates her first birthday on Saturday, for the first time.

Watching the mass on the small screen for Elisabeth II

Buckingham Palace had announced Thursday evening the absence “reluctantly” of the monarch, yet head of the Anglican Church and very religious, due to a certain “discomfort”. As more and more often, the queen, who has difficulty walking, was represented by her heir Charles.

“Your Majesty, we are sorry you are not here this morning but you are still in the saddle,” Bishop of York Stephen Cottrell said in his sermon, addressing the Queen who was watching the ceremony from television, in reference to his passion for horse racing. “And we are happy that it continues. »

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.