On Monday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry completed their last official royal engagement before stepping back as senior royals and assuming a more private life in North America. It was also the Sussexes’ first event with the rest of the royal family since they announced their decision to step back in January, and marked a public reunion with the queen, Will and Kate, and other senior royals.
You’d think they’d be happy to see each other (or at least try to look happy), but that didn’t seem to be the case for pretty much anyone except Meghan, who actually did seem thrilled to be there:
In a video taken of the event — a celebration of the U.K.’s Commonwealth Day, which was held at London’s Westminster Abbey — we see Meghan wave at Will and Kate, who seem to completely ignore her. Meghan is also snubbed by the Countess of Wessex, who turns away from her, silly hat and all, and proceeds to stare in the opposite direction like an owl:
The whole thing brings to mind a middle-school lunchroom and is supremely awkward to watch. And honestly, part of me does feel bad for Kate and Sophie — imagine having to snub someone while wearing a silly little hat? I mean, you’re bound to feel ridiculous wearing one of these things, even if you didn’t feel the need to be bad-mannered on top of that. Meghan, meanwhile, looked delighted, silly little hat and all.