'How rude': Watch Meghan Markle snub Camilla on final appearance of 'farewell tour'

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

It was one of the most anticipated royal reunions in years, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle making their final appearance as senior members of the royal family. 

And royal fans couldn’t help but notice a series of awkward moments between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the Windsors - most notably between Meghan Makle and Camilla - in London yesterday. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appeared awkward as they stood in church with the rest of the family. Photo: Getty Images
Things looked a bit frosty between Camilla and Meghan Markle. Photo: Getty Images

The whole clan donned their best glad rags for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, with all eyes on the family’s every move. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were one of the first couples to arrive at the church, with Meghan looking stunning in a green Emilia Wickstead dress, a matching William Chambers fascinator and a black Gabriella Hearst bag. 

Meghan beamed from ear-to-ear- until her stepmother-in-law Camilla, walked in a bit later, alongside her husband, future king, Prince Charles. 

Meghan curtsied to Charles, whom she famously has a close relationship with, however things were a bit more awkward between the duchess and Camilla, with Meghan simply nodding and looking down. 

The moment didn’t go unnoticed online, with people taking to Twitter to express their shock at the hostility between the pair. 

“How rude was Meghan with Camilla, totally snubbed her. Snubbing Camilla is not a good idea Meghan.. she’s the wife for the man who bought you the attire you are wearing and the wife of the man holding the purse strings,” one person wrote. 

“Harry seems to be glaring at Camilla, perhaps Charles told them both off after Meghan ruined her speech day & who could blame Camilla, it was a good speech & very important,” another person wrote. 

Indeed, it was reported yesterday that Camilla was ‘infuriated’ with Meghan, after the Duchess of Sussex uploaded a photo to Instagram after her visit to the National Theatre, on the same day Camilla gave a poignant speech at the Women of the World Festival. 

It’s believed Camilla had been planning the speech for up to a year and was upset at being upstaged by the Duchess of Sussex. 

This was the final appearance for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their 'farewell tour' of the UK. Photo: Getty Images

“Of course it was known Harry and Meghan would be doing engagements this week, some privately, but everyone was in agreement that Camilla’s speech should take precedence. ­Unfortunately, some people had other ideas,” a source told the Daily Mirror. 

“Meghan broke a pledge not to overshadow Camilla’s vital campaign against abuse by demanding the pictures of her private visit to the National Theatre be published the same day.”

Prince William slammed

The moment at Westminster Abbey wasn’t the only awkward encounter between the Sussexes and the rest of The Firm. 

Fans have also slammed Prince William and Kate Middleton online for ‘snubbing’ the Sussexes, after a video showed them warmly greeting Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex. 

As the couples took their seats inside the church, Meghan was seen to mouth “hi” to William and Kate, while giving a small wave, with Harry also saying hello.

William briefly nodded in the Sussexes direction before he and Kate promptly sat down, continuing a more animated conversation with Sophie, Countess of Essex and Prince Edward seated behind them.

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