Meghan And Harry Reunite With Kate And William

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle all convened at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020, to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service celebrating the 54 commonwealth countries. The event marked the first time the "Fab Four" were spotted together since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in January 2020 their plan to step back as senior members of the royal family, a turn of events that sparked speculation about rifts within the group. Considering the ongoing gossip about the royals, one can imagine how many eyes were on Westminster Abbey to watch the reunion unfold. Adding to the hype? The outing happened to coincide with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's last days as working royals, adding another layer of drama to an already compelling story.

Of course, there are plenty of questions about how the reunion went and whether the group appeared chummy with one another. Although we don't know what goes on behind closed doors, there's still plenty of tea to spill about this interesting meeting.

Can you say awkward?

The group once known as the Fab Four haven't been seen out in public together since November 2019, just two months before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's shocking announcement. There was rumored tension between the parents before the big reveal, and this strife reportedly intensified after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to move away from the United Kingdom to Canada with their baby boy, Archie. "I've put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can't do that anymore; we're separate entities," Prince William reportedly told a friend about the situation, per The Sunday Times' correspondent, Roya Nikkhah. "I'm sad about that." As for Markle and Prince Harry, they reportedly felt "bullied" during their time as working royals. 

Whatever the case might be, these feelings surfaced on March 9, 2020, when the foursome arrived separately at the event. Middleton and Prince William appeared after Prince Harry and Markle, quickly acknowledging the couple's hellos before taking their seats in a different row. The group appeared to chat with other attendees during the event, and they all left the ceremony separately, according to Us Weekly. This doesn't sound like the "united front" the Queen supposedly hoped for, although at least pleasantries were exchanged.

It's possible the frostiness might have to do with Markle, as a source told Us Weekly that she has "never been happier" since leaving the United Kingdom. But who knows, right?

Fans are convinced something is amiss

We're not sure what's going on between the former Fab Four, although fans seem to have a clear theory about what's amiss here. Their body of evidence? A video of Kate Middleton and Prince William supposedly snubbing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they arrive at Westminster Abbey. "It looks as though William looks over.. Catherine doesn't," one fan tweeted about their responses to the couple's greetings. "They may be Royal, but they're human. Looks like a lot of hurt feelings." Another commenter chimed in, "I'm still chipping the ice off my phone screen! Ouch! Definitely a chill between the Cambridges and Sussexes! Meghan attempted to say hello 3 times to no avail. Harry does NOT look happy at all."

However, some believe people are creating drama where it doesn't exist. "Kate is smiling back at her," one person said. "Their greeting was friendly given the formality of the event. You can see it in this video even if her entire face isn't showing. So much ado about nothing." Someone else wrote, "They acknowledged each other. It amazes me how people are desperately trying to find negativity."

To be fair, people see what they want to see and there isn't necessarily a "right" side here.

Meghan Markle is embracing her "confidence"

It's probably difficult for Meghan Markle to face constant criticism in the press, especially when the chatter is much ado about nothing. The new mom experienced a lot of this negativity during her recent visit to the United Kingdom, with one commentator referring to the Duchess of Sussex as "five clicks up from trailer trash." But as much as these jabs might bother Markle in private, she's publicly displaying a more confident and poised side via her fashion choices. At the Mountbatten Festival of Music, for instance, the California native wore a red-caped dress designed by Safiyaa, an outfit the label's founder described as empowering. "It was a moment that will go down in history," Daniela Karnuts explained to People. "It exuded power, femininity, and elegance — it really emphasized her personality and what she stands for." And at the reunion with Prince William and Kate Middleton, she wore a caped emerald green dress by Emilia Wickstead, showing off a color known for "balance and growth," per Jewelry notes.

Perhaps in an effort to support Markle after the backlash surrounding the reunion, Prince William and Middleton shared snaps of her and Prince Harry in their post about the Commonwealth Day service. Is this an olive branch? As we wait to find out, why not explore all the ways Prince Harry is reportedly "suffering" after the couple's chaotic "Megxit."