Netizen 24 GBR: Meghan Markle joins Queen for first time at official royal event

By On March 12, 2018

Meghan Markle joins Queen for first time at official royal event

Valentine Low

The Times

Meghan Markle speaks to schoolchildren in the Dean’s Yard at Westminster Abbey
Meghan Markle speaks to schoolchildren in the Dean’s Yard at Westminster AbbeyTimes photographer Jack Hill

Meghan Markle passed a milestone today as she attended her first major royal engagement with the Queen. And, yes, she does know the words of the National Anthem.

She joined Prince Harry and other members of the royal family at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

In her biggest and most high profile engagement to date, the former actress â€" who is strictly speaking still a com moner â€" found herself seated directly behind the Queen and, thanks to the presence of her fiancée, above members of the royal family including the Duke of York and the Princess Royal. Such are the quirks of modern protocol.

Queen Elizabeth leaves Westminster Abbey following the Commonwealth Service
Queen Elizabeth leaves Westminster Abbey following the Commonwealth ServiceKirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

The front row was reserved for the more senior royals: the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and…

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