- Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton were seen greeting each other with a hug at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Commonwealth Day services today.
- They were also seen greeting Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla with a hug and kiss on each cheek.
- The duchesses later greeted the Queen with two curtsies once she entered.
The royals gathered for a service at Westminster Abbey today, with the Queen and guests from across the 53 countries of the British Commonwealth in attendance. Considering the formal nature of the event, there’s wasn’t much room for the Cambridges or Sussexes to engage in romantic PDA. (Harry and Meghan did hold hands entering the church, but that’s a given for the loved-up newlyweds.)
However, we did notice a sweet moment between sisters-in-law Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle before the festivities began. Kate, who arrived to the abbey after Meghan, greeted her with an embrace and what looks like a kiss on the cheek.
Afterwards, they were also seen chatting while standing near the entrance with Prince Harry and Prince William, waiting for the rest of the royals to arrive.
The show of affection between the in-laws arrives several months after Meghan and Kate were surrounded by feud rumors, which were spread by tabloids and social media. The duo never publicly responded to the gossip, but they've squashed speculation of bad blood with friendly joint appearances on Christmas Day, Prince Charles' investiture, and now, the 2019 Commonwealth Day service.
Kate arrived in a striking red coat by Catherine Walker and matching fascinator, a strong contrast to Meghan's cream coat and Victoria Beckham dress. At last year's Commonwealth Day celebration, the Cambridges and Sussexes entered Westminster Abbey together, with Meghan and Kate coordinating in white and navy outfits. This year, they flaunted their takes on royal style in different ways.
The duchesses also shared sweet greetings with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who arrived before the Queen.
Meghan was seen having a lively conversation with her father-in-law, the Prince of Wales, while Kate chatted up Duchess Camilla.
prince charles and meghan’s relationship is so precious pic.twitter.com/aY8uIiiLAg- meredith (@meghanmrkIe) March 11, 2019
The duchesses also gave the Queen a respectful greeting-with two curtsies rather than a hug and kiss.
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