CATTY CANTERBURY: Did Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, throw much shade at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, aka Harkle, during his funeral sermon for Queen Elizabeth?
the New York Post says some observers of the funeral thought Welby, the religious leader of the Church of England, looked directly at the couple, who left royal life in 2020, while criticizing “those who cling to power and privilege”.
The Archbishop praised the late Queen as one of those “people of loving service” who “are rare in any walk of life”, adding: “Leaders of loving service are rarer still. But in all cases, those who serve will be loved and remembered when those who cling to power and privilege are forgotten.”
Some said television footage appeared to show him looking towards the area of Westminster Abbey where Harry and Meghan were sitting behind King Charles III.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have repeatedly trashed The Firm, as the royals are called, even accusing them of bullying and racism.
However, others said his comments could have been directed at any number of people at the Abbey, which was packed with world leaders.
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The British newspaper reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stayed in Windsor on Monday night after attending the Queen’s state funeral, engagement service and burial, but will fly back across the pond.” as soon as they can” after not seeing their children, Archie and Lilibet, for nearly three weeks.
The couple arrived in England on September 3 for the first time since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June and were expected to stay only briefly.
But then the monarch fell ill and Harry canceled his appearance at the awards in London and rushed to Balmoral in Scotland, where she died.
Meghan did not go to Scotland but did join him for other official events during the 10-day mourning period, including the state funeral.
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THEY ARE ALWAYS THE HIGHS: At least one mourner at Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral really stood out, according to the New York Post.
That would be Her Majesty’s Deputy Private Secretary, Matthew Magee, who stands at 7ft 2in, compared to the monarch’s 5ft 3in height measurements.
Magee walked in front of the Queen’s coffin during an outdoor procession with many Twitter users weighing in on the “incredibly tall” man.
“That very tall man in the funeral procession, a member of the royal household, must be the royal lightbulb changer!” one wrote.
“He is well known as the Captain of the Royal Household Basketball Team,” said another.
Magee, who is from Northern Ireland, worked with the Queen in the last four years before her passing and took over from Samantha Cohen, who worked for Meghan and Harry.
the daily mail says Magee, formerly employed as Prince Edward’s private secretary, was promoted because of his “brilliant brain” and “great sense of humour”.