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The jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II continues this Friday, June 3, with a Mass celebrated at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. If the queen was absent, Meghan and Harry were present, two years after leaving the United Kingdom.
Family reunion at the cathedral. On the second day of Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee in London, the royal family attended a Mass at St Paul’s Cathedral in London this Friday, June 3 at noon. The big absentee was the queen who has been suffering from “some discomfort” since Thursday, as the Royal Palace mentioned. The sovereign has been struggling to walk for several months.
The main attraction of the ceremony was the return to the UK of Meghan Markle and Harry, who now live in California. The couple had not been to London together since their smashing departure from the UK in 2020. Only Harry had returned in April 2021 for his grandfather’s funeral in April 2021.
Kate and William, already present on the first day of the jubilee on Thursday, also went to St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The couple arrived together after Harry and Meghan.
The reunion of brothers Harry and William and sisters-in-law Meghan and Kate took place remotely inside the cathedral. After the family tensions of the last months, all the gestures, the looks, the possible words were scrutinized with interest. Once inside, the two couples were neither in the same aisle nor in the same row.
Relationships between Harry and his father Charles, the heir to the crown, are also almost non-existent.
The royal family is due to meet on Saturday to celebrate the first birthday of Lilibet, the second child of Meghan and Harry, whom Queen Elizabeth II will meet for the first time.
The religious office brought together 400 people, all distinguished for their contribution to the life of the country, including teachers, health personnel, representatives of the armed forces or charities.