Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend first event together with Prince William and Kate since rumors of rift
The two couples arrived separately and were seated apart much like their seating positions last year, especially considering this is the first time they have appeared in public together after Harry suggested that he had drifted apart from his brother in an ITV documentary.
The members of the royal family, including Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, Prince William, and the Queen came together for the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Festival of Remembrance on November 9 evening.
Interestingly, the two couples arrived separately and were seated apart much like their seating positions last year, especially considering this is the first time they have appeared in public together after Harry suggested that he had drifted apart from his brother in the ITV documentary 'Harry & Meghan: An African Journey'.
In the documentary, the Duke of Sussex revealed to interviewer Tom Bradby that he and his brother were on "different paths", a statement that reportedly made William worry about his brother and sister-in-law being okay. In the documentary, which was filmed during the Sussexes' recent official visit to Africa, he also said that they have "good days" and "bad days" in their relationship. Meanwhile. his wife revealed that being a member of the royal family has been really hard on her.
She revealed that all her British friends had warned her against marrying Harry and that even though she tried to cope with pressures of being a royal family member with a "stiff upper lip", nothing could have prepared her for the intense paparazzi attention.
Bradby, who explained the experience of interviewing the royal couple on Good Morning America, revealed, "I knew that everything wasn't entirely rosy behind the scenes. But all the same, I had intended to turn up doing a more conventional, journalistic job, maybe beforehand I told them I was going to have to put some pretty pointed questions. The reality I found was just a couple that seemed a bit bruised and vulnerable - with mental health and all the rest of it you have to be careful what words you use - that was the story I found and it seemed the right journalistic thing to do, to try and tell that story as empathetically as I could."
At the Festival of Remembrance, Harry and Meghan were seated in the second row of Royals behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie while William and Kate were seated beside the Queen. Duke of York, who sat next to Prime Minister Johnson, the Earl, and Countess of Wessex, Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, were also in attendance, according to the Daily Mail. The event also saw the performances by James Blunt, Leona Lewis and Jeff Goldblum performing alongside the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and Band of HM Royal Marines. Hosted by the Royal British Legion, the Festival of Remembrance is a day that commemorates the nation's war dead.