Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's final royal engagement wasn't that smooth sailing. The event reportedly showed the "monumental row" between the Sussexes and the Palace officials.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Allegedly Humiliated In Final Engagement
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their final engagement as working royals by attending the Commonwealth Service in 2020. However, a major row reportedly happened that day, according to British writer and investigative journalist Tom Bower in his newest book Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War between the Windsors.
"Reality hit two days later, on 9th March. A monumental argument blew up after Harry was told that he and Meghan could not join the family's procession through Westminster Abbey for the annual Commonwealth Day Service," Bower wrote, Express reported.
"Although the order of service listed Harry and Meghan walking behind the Queen, Palace officials had revised their decision. Suspicious about the Sussexes, they decided to publicly humiliate them."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly informed of the sudden changes to humiliate them since they were stepping down from their duties. They were asked to wait with the congregation, which reportedly "appalled" them, thinking their "isolation" would be televised.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to join the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes and wait with the congregation instead of joining the Queen's march. However, it didn't appear to solve the tension as it was still visible with their lack of interaction.
"By then, they were keenly aware of Kate and William's antagonism. William had not offered a brotherly welcome and Kate was outright distant towards her sister-in-law," Bower continued.
"Eventually, to end the dispute, William and Kate agreed they too would wait with Harry and Meghan. As the members of the Royal Family filed into the Abbey, the frayed relationships could not be concealed. Kate had blanked the Sussexes and William's greeting was cold. Harry looked strained. Meghan's face showed bemusement."
Bower made more explosive claims about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in his new book.
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