Royal family unveils portrait taken the night before Queen Elizabeth's funeral

Cheryl E Preston

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The royal familyThe Royal Family Channel screenshot

A new royal portrait is unveiled

The world saw a royal family mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II with somber faces. Throughout the period of grieving, there were no smiles but the night prior to the late monarch's funeral King Charles II, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, and Princess Kate posed for a family portrait The four members of the House of Windsor were all smiles for the camera and noticeably absent were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Harry and Meghan are still members of the family and during his first address, King Chares said he loved them and wished them well in their lives across the pond. The Sussexes are no longer full-time working royals and this is what leads to confusion. Some news media print stories that imply the King is getting revenge or slighting Harry and Meghan while others indicate he is only following protocol.

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A working royal has privileges

The world was stunned when it was announced that Prince Harry was not allowed to wear his military uniform because he was no longer a working royal. The prince made an announcement indicating that his clothing did not matter but shortly after came another announcement stating that he would be able to wear his military gear. Since then King Charles has delayed making a decision on whether Archie and Lilibet will become official prince and princess and Harry and Meghan's photos are now at the bottom of the official royal family website.

It's not clear what is actually protocol and whether or not the King will make any changes. What is known for a fact is that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are suffering the consequences of their decision to leave the UK. Are the Sussexes offended or were they warned in advance about what would transpire once they moved across the pond? No one knows for certain but Harry at least is probably feeling some kind of way about being excluded even though he has long said he wanted out of the firm.

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