Meghan Markle fans have divided the internet after claiming the Duchess of Sussex was the only member of the Royal Family who wept at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral – when others were clearly in tears.
Prince Harry’s wife was seen wiping away a tear during the moving ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Monday, with a trail of her tears clearly showing on her cheek.
Meghan Markle fans have divided the internet after claiming the Duchess of Sussex was the only member of the Royal Family who wept at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral
The image of the moment was posted on Twitter with the caption; ‘Meghan being the only one who cried for the Queen…. Sums up everything really’
The image of the moment was posted on Twitter with the caption; ‘Meghan being the only one who cried for the Queen…. Sums up everything really.’
The poster, who calls themselves the ‘SussexDetective’, switched off replies to the tweet.
The duchess was later pictured battling with her emotions as the Queen’s coffin left the Abbey on its journey to her final resting place in a vault alongside Prince Philip at Windsor Castle.
The claim sparked fury on Twitter – with other users sharing pictures of Royals clearly crying.
Some posted pictures of other Royals clearly crying, adding: ‘People just saying anything on this app lmaooo i can’t…’
Images from the spectacular event showed King Charles welling up with tears as he stared at his mother’s coffin in Westminster Abbey
Images from the spectacular event showed King Charles’s eyes welling up with tears as he stared at his mother’s coffin in the Abbey, while little Princess Charlotte wept openly.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, was clearly fighting back tears when she arrived in the funeral cortege at the Abbey, her eyes red-raw with emotion.
Prince Edward could also be seen sobbing into a handkerchief while his wife, Sophie, the Duchess of Wessex was also caught dabbing tears from her eyes..
Prince George was clearly upset at one stage in the ceremony while Prince Andrew wept as he walked behind the Royal coffin on his way to Westminster.
Queen Consort Camilla also appeared to break down at Wellington Arch as the funeral party returned to Buckingham Palace.
But another Twitter user added: ‘I can imagine Meg and Harry have been very sad that one of the few people in that entire family who was kind to them is gone.’
The comment echoed Meghan’s admission on her reveal-all interview alongside Prince Harry on Oprah Winfrey’s sensational Royal blockbuster in March 2021.
‘She’s always been warm and inviting and really welcoming,’ the Duchess said of the Queen at the time.
Meghan recalled one of the first engagements she had with the Queen after marrying Harry in 2018.
Meghan Markle sobs in the pews of Westminster Abbey alongside Sophie, Duchess of Wessex
‘We had breakfast together that morning and she gave me a beautiful gift and I just really loved being in her company,’ she said.
‘We were in the car going between engagements. And she has a blanket that sits across her, her knees, for warmth, and it was chilly and she was like, Meghan, come on, and put it over my knees as well.’
In the wake of the Oprah interview, the late Queen released a touching statement expressing her sympathy for the young Royal couple’s ordeal.
‘The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,’ read the statement.
Prince Edward’s wife Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, wept openly in the funeral cortege
‘Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members.’
The apparent hypocrisy of the Duchess’s tears infuriated others.
‘So now she’s crying? LIKE NOW?’ posted one. ‘Please, this one forced tear after everything she has done to destroy Queen’s final years means NOTHING.
‘She is such a disgrace, nothing’s gonna change that. She should be ashamed of herself.’
Another retweeted the picture of the duchess’s tears and added curtly: ‘An actress btw.’
Meghan’s tears were also questioned by Today show host Karl Stefanovic who said she was ‘apparently’ crying.
He added: ‘There’s been lots of photos around and interpretations of photos and reading into photos that may or may not be true,’ he said.
‘There’s a couple of Meghan, um, with a tear running down her face – apparently – and also even one of Princess Charlotte that everyone was saying she was crying, and we don’t know if it was true or not.’
The Duchess of Sussex spoke fondly of the late Queen in her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, recalling how warm and inviting the monarch had been to her