Meghan and Harry 'joined Kate, William and other royals for dinner' after receiving Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly joined other royals for dinner at Buckingham Palace after receiving Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

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Before Queen Elizabeth II's coffin was moved via a procession to Westminster Hall, it was placed in Buckingham Palace's Bow Room.

Members of the Royal Family were present as thousands of people applauded the late monarch's hearse on Tuesday evening.

And after the historic occasion, family members are said to have sat down for dinner together.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were reportedly present, alongside Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales.

Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

It is perhaps the latest sign that a rift between the Sussexes and Wales's is healing.

The Page Six report comes as thousands of mourners visit London to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

A queue of people almost three miles long started moving gradually forward on Wednesday as well-wishers saw the monarch lying-in-state from 5pm.

The line has the capacity to stretch for 10 miles, but there is no guarantee that everyone who joins it will get to file past the coffin.

Regardless, people turned out in their droves for the opportunity to say a personal farewell ahead of the funeral on Monday.

Numbers will be monitored towards the end of the lying in state period, which must be completed by 6.30am on Monday.

Entry to the line will be paused if the queuing infrastructure – stretching 6.9 miles from Victoria Tower Gardens to Southwark Park, with a further three miles in the park itself – reaches capacity.

There will be more than 1,000 volunteers, stewards, marshals and police officers on hand at any one time as people brave the wait on the banks of the Thames.

They include 779 professional stewards per shift, assisted by 100 civil service volunteer marshals, 40 adult scouts, and 30 members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry charity, as well as Metropolitan Police officers.