Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chatted with Zara Tindall as they stood on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral after a thanksgiving service that was part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen chatting with Zara Tindall after attending the second day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The pair appeared to be having a friendly chat with Harry’s cousin as they waited for a car to collect them from St Paul’s Cathedral, where they had attended a service of thanksgiving
And a lipreader has revealed to the Mirror the apparent compliment Harry paid his cousin as they were reunited for the first time since Prince Philip’s funeral today.
According to professional lipreader Jeremy Freeman, Harry told Zara, who had just given birth to son Lucas, the last time they were together in public, “You’ve lost some weight.”
In response, he believes Zara may have said to her cousin, “No I didn’t, how do you know” before Harry apparently added, “I know” and followed with “yay.”
But it wasn’t just Harry wanting to compliment Zara, who looked gorgeous in a light pink dress with a matching hat.
According to Mr Freeman, Meghan also told the mother-of-three: “Well done you look amazing.”
There was a loud reaction this morning when a smiling Harry and Meghan arrived at the cathedral and were greeted at the west door by the Dean of St Paul’s cheers, which drowned them out.
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They spent a few minutes speaking with the senior minister before entering the place of worship and proceeding to greet the long line of ministers attending today’s Thanksgiving service.
The couple’s seats were in the second row of the gathering, with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their husbands, and Lady Sarah Chatto, Princess Margaret’s daughter, and her family.
They sat behind the Earl and Countess of Wessex, who sat in the front row with their children, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
Across the aisle sat Prince Charles and Camilla, who have ornate chairs. Next to it were the seats of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as the Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Tim Laurence.
They walked hand in hand down the nave, Meghan smiling and Harry sometimes biting his lip.
Harry and Meghan had to squeeze past his cousins Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, who were already seated to get to their seats.
Harry was seen gaping and seemingly enjoying a joke with another king who was sitting across the aisle.
However, they were not seen with the Queen as it was announced last night that she would not be attending the service due to “episodic mobility issues” and would instead be watching the event at Windsor Castle. She was represented at the event by her heir, Prince Charles.
After the service, all the other royals, including Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, headed to London’s Guildhall for a lunchtime reception with the Lord Mayor of London.
However, there was no sign of Harry and Meghan wearing a Dior coat dress and they were last seen holding hands while chatting with Zara Tindall and her brother Peter Phillip before getting into a car.
It comes after a source told the Mirror that the couple “would keep to themselves and their promise that they wouldn’t overshadow the celebrations”.
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