Prince Edward praised for chatting with Harry and Meghan as Kate and William seemingly ignored them
Royal watchers have praised Prince Edward for his cool nature as he giggled and chatted with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Westminster Abbey Commonwealth Day service on Monday while Kate and Prince William took front seats ignoring them.
The 55-year-old Earl of Wessex, who was present at the event with his wife Sophie, was also commended for bridging the gap between the Sussexes and Cambridges as he took his seat between them. His cultured and easy-going nature was noted by royal supporters as he was seen 'chatting' and 'giggling' with Harry and Meghan.
The fans of the royal family accused Prince William and Kate of being rude towards the Sussexes as they did not interact initially despite Meghan giving a tiny wave and hello. Instead, they first greeted Edward and Sophie, before saying hello to Harry and Meghan.
Commenting on the awkwardness between the royal couples, Canadian royal expert Patricia Treble said: “Prince Edward makes a point of chatting with them while Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, appear to have no interaction with Harry and Meghan.”
She further added that the sitting arrangement made the situation more awkward as Prince Harry and Meghan were seated in the second row, while William and Kate took their seats in the front row.
One person tweeted: “Prince Edward, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle giggling away together is the content I wanted to see. Good vibes all round!” While another one wrote, “Honestly Harry and Meghan and the earl look the most ordinary people there just having their own little conversation and ignoring the haters among them.”
The Monday event marked Harry and Meghan's last official outing as senior members of the royal family as they are due to give up their titles at the end of the month as part of their Megxit departure deal.