Why Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton didn’t walk in Queen’s funeral procession

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton did not walk in Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession on Monday.

King Charles III walked alongside his siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward during the procession with the late Queen’s grandsons Prince William, Prince Harry and Peter Phillips behind them, as they made their way from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey.

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Traditionally, a royal funeral procession is made up of the men of the royal family, but Elizabeth’s daughter Anne walked in hers as well as father Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021 and her grandmother’s funeral, the Queen Mother, in 2002.

Anne also walked in the procession for Queen Elizabeth in Scotland last week and the procession to Westminster Hall on Sept. 14.

Meanwhile, Queen Consort Camilla, 75, The Duchess of Sussex, 41, and the Princess of Wales, 40, arrived in their own cars.


Traditionally, only men walk in the funeral procession from Westminster Hall to Abbey.

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