Can you say ‘awkward’? Like John and Yoko, Harry and Meg shuffle ...


Can you say ‘awkward’? Like John and Yoko, Harry and Meg shuffle off-stage

Meghan kept a smile glued to her face, but Harry couldn’t hide his emotions during their last royal hurrah

Camilla Tominey

It was the last hurrah that saw two breakaway royal brothers barely exchange a word. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s last official royal engagement was always going to make for compelling viewing and Monday’s Commonwealth Day service did not disappoint, serving up rictus grins, an Indian greeting and even a wardrobe war of sorts.

As guests descended on Westminster Abbey for the annual celebration of the 54 Commonwealth states, all eyes were on royalty reunited in public for the first time since Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down eight weeks ago. Unsurprisingly for a former actress, Suits star Meghan, 38, won the award for best megawatt grin, smiling throughout the hour-long ceremony, which saw her team an emerald-green Emilia Wickstead dress with matching pillbox hat.

Sadly, the same could not be said of an often pensive-looking Prince Harry, who appeared somewhat stony-faced, only managing to summon up a smile when spotting children among the 2,000-strong congregation. Dressed in a light-blue suit, the lining exactly matched the chartreuse hue of his wife’s designer frock. According to royal protocol, the Sussexes arrived a few minutes before the more senior Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who recycled the red Catherine Walker coat she wore on Christmas Day, 2018...

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