Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s evening with Charles and William as Royals privately mourn Queen | The Sun

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle joined the Royal Family in an unprecedented display of unity at Buckingham Palace last night.

The couple were pictured being driven into the Queen's London residence to receive Her Majesty's coffin.

Harry and Meghan stood behind King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla on the steps of the grand entrance of the Palace.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise and Viscount Severn were among the group.

It comes as…

  • Thousands of mourners lined the streets to see Her Majesty arrive back in London
  • Guns will fire every minute in a mile long procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall today
  • Prince Harry and Andrew were BANNED from wearing military uniforms for The Queen’s coffin procession
  • A guest list of 500 world leaders and VIPs invited to The Queen's funeral was revealed
  • Royal fanatics were the first in line to see The Queen lying in state
  • Police ordered dedicated mourners to pack up their tents on The Mall ahead of The Queen's funeral

Also receiving the coffin were Zara and Mike Tindall, Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank and Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

The sombre group was finished off by Princess Margaret's children Lady Sarah Chatto and Earl Snowdon, who came to pay their respects to their aunt.

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King Charles was the first to arrive and was driven into the Palace just before 6pm.

Queen Consort Camilla was pictured wearing a shamrock brooch that matches on the Queen received on her wedding day – although it is not sure if it is the same piece.

The couple were closely followed by Harry and Meghan, who looked sombre as they arrived at the Palace.

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived next after they travelled from their home in Windsor.

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The Princess of Wales wore a simple pearl necklace in an apparent nod to the Queen, who favoured wearing pearls.

There was then a flurry of cars driven into Buckingham Palace that carried the rest of the royals.

It is understood the family affair was a small and private gathering with no pictures released.

Her Majesty had landed at RAF Northolt just before 7pm after travelling from Edinburgh.

She was accompanied on the flight by daughter Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

Moments later, the Princess Royal issued a poignant tribute about she was "fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother's life".

The hearse was then driven through silent crowds, who had waited for hours in the rain to pay their respects.

Lights illuminated Her Majesty's coffin as she was driven through the gates of Buckingham Palace for a final time.

She remained in the Bow Room overnight but will be taken to Westminster Hall today to lie in state.

The royals will be united once more for the procession at 2.22pm from Buckingham Palace.

King Charles will lead the way, followed by his sons William and Harry.

The brothers will stand side-by-side – having previously been separated by Peter Phillips at Prince Philip's funeral.

Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward will form part of the procession.

Anne's son Peter Phillips and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence have also joined the procession, as well as the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon.

The Queen Consort, Kate Middleton, Sophie Wessex and Meghan Markle are all following by car.

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