The Prince of Wales included photos of Meghan and Prince Harry while paying tribute to the Queen and her Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday
Prince Charles has made a sweet gesture to help his strained relationship with son Harry and his wife Meghan Markle by including them in the official images of the Queen’s Jubilee.
From his official social media presence, the Prince of Wales posted nine photos of the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral in Westminster on Friday.
The Clarence House page, the official Instagram account of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, uploaded the images with the message: “Thank you Your Majesty for 70 years of unwavering and devoted service.
“The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, along with other members of the Royal Family, attended a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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“Over 400 people have been invited to participate in recognition of their contribution to public life at both local and national levels.
“This included NHS and key workers, teachers and armed forces representatives, charities, social enterprises and volunteer groups from all four nations of the UK.”
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The first of the nine images showed Prince Charles and Camilla leaving the service, the second was a top view of the couple following Prince William and his wife Kate through the nave.
The third picture showed Princess Anne with William and Kate singing during one of the hymns and the fourth showed Prince Edward and his wife Sophie smiling, while the fifth was taken from high up in the church showing everyone present.
The sixth was taken at the cathedral doors at the top of the stairs and included the Queen’s granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor, but it was the seventh that was considered the most significant.
It shows Prince Harry standing between his wife Meghan and his cousin Zara Tindall with his service medals on his suit.
Meghan faces Harry and smiles broadly while Harry looks a little more serious.
The last two images show Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and the other is a wider shot showing the royal family seated before the service.
Prince Andrew has missed the anniversary celebrations after testing positive for Covid.
The gesture of including son Harry and his wife Meghan was seen as significant by royal observers after months of tension between the prince and his father.
Their public struggle came to light after Prince Harry married Meghan and the couple decided they wanted to leave the company and step down from their roles as working royals.
A summit was held in Sandringham between the Queen, Harry, Charles and William to negotiate a deal – and Harry and Meghan eventually settled in California with their baby son Archie.
It was at this point that cracks began to appear in the bonds between Harry and his father, as well as with his brother William.
In March 2021, both Harry and Meghan sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a lengthy conversation that proved explosive.
During the bombshell interview, Harry accused his father of cutting him off financially and claimed he stopped taking his calls.
“My family literally cut me off financially,” Harry said in March.
“I have what my mother left me and we couldn’t have done this without it. I think she saw it coming,” Harry said, adding that this was the inspiration for Harry and Meghan to land a Netflix deal.
Harry also said he felt “really let down” by his father, saying: “He knows what pain feels like.
“Of course I will always love him, but a lot of pain has happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try to heal that.”
The Instagram olive branch comes as the Queen spearheaded birthday wishes for Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet, who turns one today.
Prince Charles, Kate and William also joined the birthday messages.
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