Kate Middleton and Prince William split households with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry earlier this year, meaning that (sadly for us) the four royals are rarely seen out in public together anymore. As less of the couples’ work overlaps there is less reason for them to attend events together, and so all we’re left with is the distant hope that the two families like to enjoy nice Sunday roasts together every now and then.
There are a few events in the royal calendar which require Kate, William, Harry and Meghan to all be in attendance, however, and this weekend is one of them. On Sunday 10 November it is Remembrance Sunday, and the Cambridges and the Sussexes will be out in full force on both days to mark their respect.
On Saturday, the ‘Fab Four’ will attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, followed by the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday. Remembrance Day is celebrated on the closest Sunday to November 11, Armistice Day, in which we remember the soldiers who gave their lives in the First World War on the day it came to an end – at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
Last November, the two Princes and their wives attended a special service at Westminster Abbey marking the the centenary of WW1, being 100 years since the end of the war. Meghan Markle was three months pregnant at the time and sporting a small baby bump, now otherwise known as Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
The last time all four royals were seen out together this year was in July, when William and Harry played in a charity polo match in Berkshire and Meghan and Kate came along with George, Charlotte, Louis and Archie to watch.
Following the separation of royal households – which was inevitable, considering William and Kate’s future as King and Queen – William, Harry, Meghan and Kate were hit with rumours of a ‘rift’. In a recent documentary, filmed on their tour of Africa, Harry was asked by ITV’s Tom Bradby about whether there was any substance to the speculation.
Harry responded, describing a pretty standard relationship between two brothers with busy lives, families, and responsibilities.
“Part of this role, part of this job, this family, being under the pressure which it’s under, inevitably stuff happens. But we are brothers. We will always be brothers,” Prince Harry said.
“We are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him, and as I know he will always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to as we are so busy. But I love him dearly and you know the majority of the stuff is probably — well, the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days and you have bad days,” he added.
We’ll all look forward to Sunday’s reunion between the awesome foursome, and the plenty more that will inevitably come over the festive season.