Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Say Goodbye to Royal Life With Awkward Family Reunion

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s last event as working members of the royal family wasn’t without tension.

The Daily Mail reports Prince Harry and Meghan were upset when they learned they wouldn't be allowed to join the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Commonwealth Day entrance procession.

They were informed that protocol changed from the previous year and that they were to make their way to their seats independently before the arrival of senior members.

Reports indicate that Prince William and Kate Middleton attempted to diffuse the situation by joining Harry and Meghan.

They were shown to their seats prior to the Queen, Charles, and Camila’s entrance, but unfortunately, that's when things got awkward as the animosity between siblings was on full display during the brief exchange.

A video reveals that Harry and Meghan both smiled to greet William and Kate upon their arrival. While William didn’t initially notice Meghan’s greeting, he did reciprocate it with a brief smile and head nod. Kate doesn't seem to acknowledge either of them.

The reunion comes a few months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be stepping down from royal duties.

After much deliberation, the Queen signed off on their decision. They set out for their final round of royal engagements this week. They will officially step down as working royals on March 31 and will no longer have permission to use the Sussex brand.

The Queen, and Harry’s grandmother, requested the couple's presence at the service, which highlights the global network of 54 countries that make up the Commonwealth. Despite their departure from royal status, Harry and Meghan will remain president and vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, according to PEOPLE.

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