Mikhaila Friel,Anneta Konstantinides
Wed, 14 September 2022 at 7:42 pm
- Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William were once known as the “fab four.”
- The relationship quickly soured after Markle and Prince Harry stepped back from the royal family.
- But since Queen Elizabeth’s death last week, the “fab four” have reunited on multiple occasions.
Markle made her first public appearance with Harry, William, and Middleton on Christmas Day 2017. The Queen broke protocol by allowing her to join the festivities in Sandringham before she was an official member of the royal family.
They were dubbed the “fab four” at their first joint engagement for the Heads Together charity campaign.
Markle was pictured laughing alongside her future in-laws at the event in February 2018, three months before her royal wedding.
The two couples stepped out together again for Commonwealth Day in March that year.
Then it was time for Harry and Markle’s royal wedding in May 2018. William was his brother’s best man.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest son, Prince George, was a page boy, while their daughter, Princess Charlotte, was a flower girl.
Markle and Middleton seemed to bond at the Duchess of Sussex’s first Trooping the Colour parade in June 2018.
A month later, the couples stood on the Buckingham Palace balcony again to watch a flypast in celebration of 100 years of the Royal Air Force.
Markle and Middleton had their first joint outing that summer: a trip to Wimbledon in July.
They chatted at Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding in October 2018.
Markle and William, who aren’t often photographed together, shared this sweet moment before a Remembrance event.
The four looked chummier than ever at the royal family’s Christmas Day celebrations in 2018.
Three months later, Markle and Middleton greeted each other with a hug at the Commonwealth Day 2019 service.
Harry and Middleton appeared together for a rare joint engagement without their significant others in April.
In her first appearance since giving birth, Markle was pictured alongside Harry, Middleton, Camilla, and William (not pictured) at Trooping the Colour that June.
The following month, Markle, Middleton, and their children enjoyed a family day out to watch Harry and William play polo.
The duchesses appeared together again at Wimbledon 2019.
Middleton and William were asked to pose in baby Archie’s official christening photo that July — but it would be the last time the couples were photographed together for four months.
They came face-to-face at a Remembrance event in November, their first event together since Harry acknowledged in an interview that he and William weren’t as close as they used to be.
However, the couples, who were seated away from each other at the event in London’s Royal Albert Hall, didn’t appear to interact.
They finally reunited at the Commonwealth Day service in March. The event marked their first joint engagement since Harry and Markle announced that they would take a step back from the royal family.
Unlike at the previous two Commonwealth Day services, the couples did not attempt to speak to each other here, despite sitting so close. The event was Prince Harry and Markle’s final engagement as working royals — and hence their final engagement with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William and Prince Harry reunited for the first time in over a year during Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021. They walked apart during the funeral procession and were seated separately for the ceremony.
Middleton was also at Prince Philip’s funeral. Markle, who was pregnant at the time with her second child, was advised not to travel from California for the service.
Prince Harry and Prince William reunited again three months later for the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace. Markle had just given birth, and a source told Harper’s Bazaar that Middleton didn’t attend because it was “always going to be the two brothers.”
Source: Harper’s Bazaar
The “fab four” reunited publicly for the first time since March 2020 as Markle and Prince Harry joined Prince William and Middleton for an impromptu walk to view tributes to Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince William reportedly reached out to Harry an hour before their promenade and asked if he and Markle would like to join them. A Kensington Palace spokesperson told The Times of London that William “thought it was an important show of unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family.”
Source: The Times of London
The “fab four” reunited yet again on Wednesday, standing behind the Queen’s coffin together during a service at Westminster Hall in London.
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