On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign came to a tragic end with her death. The Queen first ascended the throne at the age of 26, becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British history, according to PBS. After her death, her eldest son became King Charles III. At the time of her death, the King, Queen Consort Camilla and Princess Anne were present, according to CBS. Prince Harry also flew to Scotland, but he arrived after her death was made public.
Although Meghan Markle did not go to Scotland with her husband, their joint website paid tribute to Archewell by blacking out the background with the text: “In loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022”. Also speaking to DailyMail.com, the Duchess of Sussex’s estranged father Thomas called the Queen’s death “a loss to the world”. Though he never met the monarch, he explained that her death “feels like we’ve all lost a member of our family.”
He also extended his condolences to those closest to her, saying: “My heart goes out to the Royal Family and the British people for the loss of their most loved and admired Queen Elizabeth.” The estranged father praised “her service, her grace and devotion” as “the end of an era” that “will always remain in our memories”.