Meghan Markle cuts forlorn figure as Duchess joins Royal Family in mourning Queen Elizabeth II

Meghan Markle cut a sombre figure as she appeared in Westminster Abbey, clad in all black, for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

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The Duchess of Sussex cut a forlorn figure as she arrived at Westminster Abbey for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral.

Meghan, dressed all in black, arrived at the abbey with her husband Prince Harry.

The Duchess wore a pair of pearl earrings, gifted to her by Queen Elizabeth II in 2018, as she paid tribute to the former monarch.

She will sit directly behind Queen Consort Camilla during the service, while Prince Harry will be sat behind the King.

Meghan Markle arrives at Westminster Abbey
Meghan Markle arrives at Westminster Abbey
Meghan cut a sombre figure as she arrived at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral
Meghan cut a sombre figure as she arrived at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

It came as Prince Harry joined Prince William to walk side by side in an emotional show of unity behind Queen Elizabeth II's coffin.

With thousands of mourners in London to pay their respects to the late monarch, William and Harry followed King Charles III in the walk towards Westminster Abbey.

They were joined by the wider Royal Family – with the King, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward taking leading roles.

The royals will join dignitaries from around the world in the more than 1,000-year-old abbey as they pay their respects to the beloved Queen Elizabeth II.

After proceedings conclude, the procession will set off for Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travelling to Westminster Abbey for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travelling to Westminster Abbey for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral

The state hearse will later depart on its journey to Windsor as the parade gives a royal salute and the National Anthem is played.

Meghan and husband Harry will depart for Windsor by car, following the King – joined by Queen Consort Camilla.

A committal service will take place in Windsor Castle's historic St George's Chapel this afternoon, after which members of the Royal Family will depart the Galilee Porch and bring a close to the public ceremonial arrangements.

A private burial service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor at 7.30pm, attended by the King and members of the Royal Family.

Queen Elizabeth II will then be buried together with her beloved Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel.