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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sit behind Prince William and Kate Middleton at Remembrance event

The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry joined Prince William and Kate Middleton for the first time tonight since Harry suggested he had drifted apart from his brother and the pair spoke of their struggles with public life in a revealing documentary. 

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 at the Royal Albert Hall in West London for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance.

In the ITV documentary Harry told Tom Bradby that he and his brother were on ‘different paths’, and afterwards The Duke of Cambridge was said to be ‘worried’ about Harry and hopes he and Meghan ‘are all right’. That sparked rumours of a rift between the pair.

But The Queen appeared to have gathered the couples together to remember the nation’s war dead. 

Palace officials insisted that there is nothing unusual about the couple being sat so far apart and pointed out they sat in the same place at last year’s event. 

Courtiers also said that Harry and Meghan arrived separately from William and Kate and were not photographed together because it is customary given that royals arrive in order of precedence to events such as this.

Meghan donned an elegant black fit and flare dress paired with a pair of £621 Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pumps at the service – also attended by the Duke of York, Boris Johnson and hundreds of servicemen and veterans.   

Harry and Meghan were seated in the second row of Royals behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie (right) while William and Kate were seated beside the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, West London for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance (centre, left)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have joined Kate Middleton, Prince William and the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Festival of Remembrance

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (left) have joined Kate Middleton (right), Prince William and the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Festival of Remembrance

The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry (pictured in front of Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie) joined Prince William and Kate Middleton for the first time tonight since the pair spoke of their struggles with public life in a revealing documentary

The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry (pictured in front of Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie) joined Prince William and Kate Middleton for the first time tonight since the pair spoke of their struggles with public life in a revealing documentary 

William and Kate were seated beside the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, West London for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

William and Kate were seated beside the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, West London for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

Meghan donned an elegant black fit and flare dress tonight paired with a pair of £621.72 Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pumps at the service (pictured with Prince Harry tonight)

Meghan donned an elegant black fit and flare dress tonight paired with a pair of £621.72 Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pumps at the service (pictured with Prince Harry tonight) 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured in the foreground) appeared to arrive separately to Prince William and Kate (pictured in the background) for the Festival of Remembrance. During a candid ITV interview last month, the Duke of Sussex acknowledged there had been deepening tensions between himself and William, following months of speculation about the state of the brothers' relationship

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured in the foreground) appeared to arrive separately to Prince William and Kate (pictured in the background) for the Festival of Remembrance. During a candid ITV interview last month, the Duke of Sussex acknowledged there had been deepening tensions between himself and William, following months of speculation about the state of the brothers’ relationship

Meghan looked radiant and smiled as she left her car under the shelter of an umbrella on her way into the ceremony this evening

The Duchess this evening

Meghan looked radiant and smiled (left and right) as she left her car under the shelter of an umbrella on her way into the ceremony this evening

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have joined Kate Middleton, Prince William and the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Festival of Remembrance

Kate Middleton this evening

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (left) have joined Kate Middleton (right), Prince William and the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Festival of Remembrance

It is the first time the Sussexes and Cambridges (pictured) have been seen together since Harry and Meghan opened up about their struggles in an emotional television documentary last month

It is the first time the Sussexes and Cambridges (pictured) have been seen together since Harry and Meghan opened up about their struggles in an emotional television documentary last month

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex both attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night, alongside the Queen, the Prince of Wales and other senior members of the Royal Family

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex both attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night, alongside the Queen, the Prince of Wales and other senior members of the Royal Family

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared in public together after launching a new independent charity which will provide an emergency response to disasters in the UK, and has been set up after several terror attacks since 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared in public together after launching a new independent charity which will provide an emergency response to disasters in the UK, and has been set up after several terror attacks since 2017

How the royals sat last year: The couples not sitting together this year is not unusual. The seating arrangement is similar to that of last year, with the Cambridges and Sussexes seated at different ends of the royal box in 2018

How the royals sat last year: The couples not sitting together this year is not unusual. The seating arrangement is similar to that of last year, with the Cambridges and Sussexes seated at different ends of the royal box in 2018

The Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry are greeted as they enter the Royal Albert Hall ahead of the Festival of Remembrance

The Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry are greeted as they enter the Royal Albert Hall ahead of the Festival of Remembrance 

Meghan smiles as she and Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

Meghan smiles as she and Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

It was the first time the Sussexes (pictured) and Cambridges appeared in public together since Harry and Meghan opened up about their struggles in an emotional television documentary

In the documentary, filmed during the Sussexes' recent official visit to southern Africa, the duke said he and his brother William (pictured with Kate on Saturday evening) were now 'on different paths' and have 'good days' and 'bad days' in their relationship

It was the first time the Sussexes (left) and Cambridges (right) appeared in public together since Harry and Meghan opened up about their struggles in an emotional television documentary

The event is the first time the Sussexes and Cambridges have appeared in public together since Harry and Meghan opened up about their struggles in the emotional television documentary. 

Harry told the ITV documentary how he still struggles to deal with the ‘incredibly raw’ death of his mother, Princess Diana. He also admitted that his anxieties require ‘constant management’. 

Meghan meanwhile told of the the pressure of life in the spotlight, saying she had ‘no idea’ of the struggles she would deal with as a member of the Royal Family.

She revealed her friends warned her not to marry Harry because the media focus would ‘destroy your life’, and admitted that since the wedding and during her pregnancy she felt ‘vulnerable.’

The royal couples not sitting together this year is not unusual. The seating arrangement is similar to that of last year, with the Cambridges and Sussexes seated at different ends of the royal box in 2018. 

Both couples arrived separately within moments of each other as is customary given that royals arrive in order of precedence to events such as this. But they didn’t break tradition to take the opportunity to take a picture together.

A royal source explained: ‘Members of the Royal Family attended the event to respect and recognise the contributions of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and not to be pictured together.’

Harry’s recent comments in the ITV documentary reportedly sparked concern throughout the Royal Family and among those around them.

Royal commentator Phil Dampier, who wrote ‘Royally Suited’ about Harry and Meghan’s romance, said senior royals ‘from the Queen down’ are concerned and branded the Sussexes’ comments in their new documentary ‘very serious’.

Mr Dampier said: ‘They had turned a corner with the Africa trip but all the good works were overshadowed by this attack on the press. They are either being badly advised or ignoring advice.’ 

Also at the event tonight were the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence. 

This year’s event marks 75 years since notable battles of 1944, which included Monte Cassino, Kohima and Imphal, D-Day and the collaboration of Commonwealth and Allied forces.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured behind Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie) attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night, alongside the Queen, the Prince of Wales and other senior members of the Royal Family

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured behind Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie) attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night, alongside the Queen, the Prince of Wales and other senior members of the Royal Family

The service marked the first time the Sussexes and Cambridges have appeared in public together following Harry and Meghan's candid on-screen chat with ITV News At Ten anchor Tom Bradby (The Sussexes are pictured)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London

The service marked the first time the Sussexes and Cambridges have appeared in public together following Harry and Meghan’s candid on-screen chat with ITV News At Ten anchor Tom Bradby (The Sussexes are pictured)

How the royals sat this year: Queen Elizabeth II (centre), with (left to right) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Carrie Symonds

How the royals sat this year: Queen Elizabeth II (centre), with (left to right) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Carrie Symonds 

Kate smiles at husband William as the pair attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. They were seated next to the Queen, unlike Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who were seated further back

Kate smiles at husband William as the pair attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. They were seated next to the Queen, unlike Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who were seated further back

Britain's Prince Harry, background left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London

Britain’s Prince Harry, background left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London

All were dressed in dark clothing as they watched from the box, clapping and giving standing ovations throughout the service. The Prime Minister sat in a box next to the royals with his partner Carrie Symonds

All were dressed in dark clothing as they watched from the box, clapping and giving standing ovations throughout the service. The Prime Minister sat in a box next to the royals with his partner Carrie Symonds

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently on the campaign trail after securing a general election, attended the Royal Albert Hall alongside girlfriend Carrie Symonds today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently on the campaign trail after securing a general election, attended the Royal Albert Hall alongside girlfriend Carrie Symonds today

All were dressed in dark clothing as they watched from the box, clapping and giving standing ovations throughout the service. The Prime Minister sat in a box next to the royals with his partner Carrie Symonds (also pictured next to the Duke of York)

All were dressed in dark clothing as they watched from the box, clapping and giving standing ovations throughout the service. The Prime Minister sat in a box next to the royals with his partner Carrie Symonds (also pictured next to the Duke of York)

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

This year's event, organised by the Royal British Legion, marks 75 years since notable battles of 1944 including Monte Cassino, Kohima and Imphal, D-Day and the collaboration of Commonwealth and Allied forces (pictured Prince Harry and Meghan Markle behind Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds)

This year’s event, organised by the Royal British Legion, marks 75 years since notable battles of 1944 including Monte Cassino, Kohima and Imphal, D-Day and the collaboration of Commonwealth and Allied forces (pictured Prince Harry and Meghan Markle behind Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds)

Prince William and Kate smile as they attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Prince William and Kate smile as they attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London 

The service concluded with traditional prayers, hymns and blessings before an enthusiastic rendition of God Save the Queen. The Queen (pictured) waved to the crowd before leaving. Musical performances were led by Jeff Goldblum, James Blunt, Louise Dearman and Colin Thackeray

The service concluded with traditional prayers, hymns and blessings before an enthusiastic rendition of God Save the Queen. The Queen (pictured) waved to the crowd before leaving. Musical performances were led by Jeff Goldblum, James Blunt, Louise Dearman and Colin Thackeray

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

Queen Elizabeth II (centre), with (left to right) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, Sir Tim Lawrence, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

Queen Elizabeth II (centre), with (left to right) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, Sir Tim Lawrence, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

It also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Government Communications Headquarters and pay tribute to RFA Mounts Bay which delivered supplies and aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian this year.

The ceremony is hosted by the Royal British Legion and commemorates all those who lost their lives in conflicts, with artists including James Blunt, Leona Lewis and Jeff Goldblum performing alongside the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and Band of HM Royal Marines.

During the candid ITV interview last month, the Duke of Sussex acknowledged there had been deepening tensions between himself and William, following months of speculation about the state of the brothers’ relationship. 

He made the comments in a TV documentary broadcast last night where he also attacked the press over the public scrutiny that he and wife Meghan Markle have faced.

Harry said: ‘I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum.’

The extraordinary attack against the media comes after he and Meghan launched legal action against several British newspapers. 

Palace aides had repeatedly denied reports of a rift between the Sussexes and the Cambridges, who had once been championed as the Royal family’s ‘Fab Four’.

But asked how much of the speculation was true for an ITV documentary which aired last night, Harry pointedly refused to deny a falling out.

The 35-year-old initially laughed in response to the question, then added: ‘Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens.

‘But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived alongside his girlfriend Carrie at the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Festival of Remembrance. The service pays tribute to all those who lost in their lives in conflicts

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived alongside his girlfriend Carrie at the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Festival of Remembrance. The service pays tribute to all those who lost in their lives in conflicts

The Cambridges smiled during a performance as they sat in front of Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, at tonight's service

The Cambridges smiled during a performance as they sat in front of Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, at tonight’s service

The Queen looks on from the royal box in the Royal Albert Hall as she attends the Festival of Remembrance ahead of Remembrance Sunday tomorrow

The Queen looks on from the royal box in the Royal Albert Hall as she attends the Festival of Remembrance ahead of Remembrance Sunday tomorrow

The Duchess of Cornwall was also present (pictured alongside her husband Charles), after she had been forced to pull out of engagements earlier in the week due to ill health

The Duchess of Cornwall was also present (pictured alongside her husband Charles), after she had been forced to pull out of engagements earlier in the week due to ill health

Mr Johnson and girlfriend Ms Symonds attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

Mr Johnson and girlfriend Ms Symonds attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

The Duke of York made a rare public appearance as he entered the Royal Albert Hall today, with Princess Anne also attending

Britain's Princess Anne arrives for the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London

The Duke of York (left) made a rare public appearance as he entered the Royal Albert Hall today, with Princess Anne (right) also attending

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

He added: ‘We don’t see as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly and the majority of stuff is created out of nothing.

‘As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.’

Harry’s comments came during an emotional interview with ITV presenter Tom Bradby – a long-time friend of the prince’s.

Bradby’s hour-long documentary, ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’, followed the royal couple during their official tour of Africa last month.

His comments about William, 37, are likely to prove embarrassing for Buckingham Palace, which has sought to downplay reports of strains between the Cambridges and Sussexes.

Tensions reportedly arose in the run-up to last year’s royal wedding, with Harry apparently accusing his elder brother of failing to support him and Meghan.

William is also understood to have privately expressed concern about the whirlwind romance, while Kate is said to have struggled to get on with Meghan.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was seated next to Prince Andrew at the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance.  It comes after Prince Andrew was embroiled in scandal for his links to paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was seated next to Prince Andrew at the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance.  It comes after Prince Andrew was embroiled in scandal for his links to paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

Carrie Symonds smiles as she attends the commemoration event in central London

Boris Johnson shakes hands with former serviceman

Carrie Symonds smiles as she attends the commemoration event in central London (left) and Boris Johnson shakes hands with former serviceman (right) 

The couple were pictured smiling as they arrived at the Royal Albert Hall together before taking their seats in front of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The couple were pictured smiling as they arrived at the Royal Albert Hall together before taking their seats in front of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Festival of Remembrance (pictured tonight) marks the 75th anniversaries of the great battles of 1944 and the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought in them

Festival of Remembrance (pictured tonight) marks the 75th anniversaries of the great battles of 1944 and the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought in them

The stage was packed with soldiers and schoolchildren singing during the glorious display in west London on Saturday night

The stage was packed with soldiers and schoolchildren singing during the glorious display in west London on Saturday night

Servicemen and women sing during their performances (pictured) ahead of Remembrance Sunday tomorrow

Servicemen and women sing during their performances (pictured) ahead of Remembrance Sunday tomorrow

Matters came to a head when the Sussexes decided to move out of Kensington Palace to Windsor and split their joint household, moving their staff over to Buckingham Palace. The two couples have also parted ways over their charitable work, with Harry and Meghan set to launch their own royal foundation next year.

The break-up was said to be a mutual decision and one that was the result of a natural divergence of ways, as William’s role as heir to the throne evolves.

Despite the issues, the two Duchesses were pictured enjoying a family day out with their children in July as they watched Harry and William take part in a charity polo match, and sources have said the two couples are getting on better nowadays.

Soon after the Harry and Meghan documentary, Prince Charles was praised for delivering a ‘lesson in being a royal’ during his in-depth ITV documentary on the Duchy of Cornwall – which was broadcast some days later.   

Viewers commended the heir to the throne for making a programme about his work, urging Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to ‘take note’ just four days after their controversial interviews on the same channel.

The two-part documentary, ‘Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall’, takes viewers through the 70-year-old Duke of Cornwall’s £1billion estate which covers more than 130,000 acres across 23 counties.

The first episode aired late last month and earned rave reviews on social media, with fans applauding the Prince of Wales for being down to earth, friendly and so invested in his land and the lives of the people who live there.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told of their struggles with being in the spotlight and the 'unfair' scrutiny they now face in interviews shown on an ITV documentary last nigh

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told of their struggles with being in the spotlight and the ‘unfair’ scrutiny they now face in interviews shown on an ITV documentary last nigh

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visited the Nyanga Township during their royal tour of South Africa

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visited the Nyanga Township during their royal tour of South Africa

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Speculation has raged about the state of Harry and William’s relationship in recent months, following the break-up of the so-called ‘Fab Four’.

Meghan Markle was interviewed by Tom Bradby (pictured) for the ITV documentary

Meghan Markle was interviewed by Tom Bradby (pictured) for the ITV documentary

It had been compared to Harry and Meghan’s documentary with Tom Bradby which aired on Sunday evening, in which they admitted to struggling with the media attention and public scrutiny they faced. 

In that programme, both Harry and Meghan talked about their struggles in the public eye, while criticising the press.

In contrast, Prince Charles talked very little about his family or royal life , instead focusing on the work and people that live in his Duchy.

Airing on ITV, the programme showed the Duchy’s headquarters near Buckingham Palace, young couples farming in Hertfordshire and struggling farms on the far-flung Isles of Scilly.

Viewers lavished Charles with praise after the programme. One person wrote: ‘Dear Duke & Duchess of Sussex – a ‘How to’ guide for you both. A documentary about his WORK, not HIM. A lesson in being a Royal. Take note.’

Another said: ‘Wow ! Love Prince Charles and Camilla. What a wonderful Man. We need to know more about our future King. Forget Megan so boring.’

And the praise for Prince Charles was widespread, with one viewer saying: ‘Thoroughly enjoying #InsidetheDuchy this evening – fascinating to hear about the balance between business and community, modernising and tradition. I do love Prince Charles and his work.’

It came following reports Prince Charles was ‘furious’ that his sons’ reported feuds have ‘completely undermined’ and ‘utterly annihilated’ his own work abroad.


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