Prince Harry supported Meghan Markle in a sweet way at Queen Elizabeth‘s funeral.
Funeral guest and attorney Pranav Bhanot shared some of the moments with PEOPLE he saw between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during the Westminster Abbey state funeral.
Funeral Guest Shares How Prince Harry Made Meghan Markle ‘Comfortable’ At Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral
“You saw the reassurance that Harry was giving to Meghan at times when they were walking together and had to go in their different directions,” Bhanot told the outlet.
“I noticed just how supportive Harry was to Meghan,” he continued. “When they went their separate directions after the ceremony, he gave her a firm squeeze of the hand. I felt he wanted to ensure she felt comfortable.”
Later on in the day, the pair sat next to Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their two older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at the committal ceremony for the late monarch. The service took place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle — where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wed in May 2018 — on Monday.
Meghan, 41, Harry, 38, Kate, 40, William, 40, George, 9, and Charlotte, 7, sat in the front row of pews on one side of the Queen’s coffin.
As the next two people in the line of succession to the throne, Prince William and Prince George had prominent spots next to each other near the altar. On the opposite side in the front row sat Prince Edward with his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, along with their children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were already in Europe for a series of charity events without their kids — son Archie Harrison and daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana — when the late monarch died “peacefully” at her beloved Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle, at age 96 on Sept. 8.
The pair stayed in the U.K. in order to attend the funeral on Monday as well as several events leading up to the service.
The Queen was surrounded by her family when she was buried at St. George’s Chapel, on which construction began in 1475 by King Edward IV and was completed more than 50 years later by King Henry VIII. The chapel is the same place where Prince Harry and Meghan wed.
Her parents, King George VI, who died in 1952, and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, who died in 2002, as well as her sister, Princess Margaret, who also died in 2002, are all interred in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
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