Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly became upset after being dropped from The Queen’s arrival party on Commonwealth Day.
Harry and Meghan reportedly became emotional after they learned there were not permitted join the senior Royals at Westminster Abbey.
The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, and Prince William and Kate Middleton all due to be part of a VIP main party.
Instead they had to make their way to the seats and wait alongside Earl of Wessex, Edward, and Countess Sophie.
William and Kate then had to step in to defuse the situation, reports the Daily Mail.
And the Cambridges then offered to join the couple as they waited in their seats for The Queen to arrive.
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However, 2,000 orders of services had already been printed off that listed the Cambridges entering the senior Royals.
And reportedly William and Kate’s eleventh hour intervention did not ease the tensions with the family.
Harry and William exchanged and smile, but there was little interaction between the couples.
The Daily Mail reported Harry and Meghan were “particularly hurt” as they felt snubbed on their last public engagement.
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One Royal source said: “It seems that they were quite sensitive and emotional about it.”
And another insider added: “Although they are adamant about wanting to step down, they seem quite preoccupied with what status they will retain and the fact that Harry remains sixth in line to the throne, as they made a point of saying on their new website the other day.”
Harry and Meghan are to leave the family on March 31 – expected to spend most of their time in the US and Canada.
The couple did not bring their son Archie with them for their farewell tour, a move that reported hurt The Queen.
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William and Harry have faced a turbulent time following a rift that began ahead of Harry's wedding to Meghan.
Harry said in an ITV documentary filmed during his Africa tour that he and his brother are on "different paths" and have good and bad days in their relationship.
Rumours have long ranged over a rift between the two couples – between the Cambridges and Sussexes.
The Sussexes last appeared alongside the royals four months ago on Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in November.
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The Queen in her Commonwealth Day message has praised the diversity of the family of nations whose blend of traditions "serves to make us stronger".
In her annual message, the head of state highlighted how global connectivity makes people aware their "choices and actions" can affect the "well-being of people and communities living far away" – and inspires many to be more careful with natural resources.
Ahead of their wedding, Harry and Meghan highlighted the Commonwealth as a priority for their royal duties.
Harry said: "Both of us have passions for wanting to make change, change for good, and with lots of young people running around the Commonwealth, that's where we're going to spend most of our time hopefully."
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Stepping down as a working royal means Harry must leave his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
But he will remain president of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and Meghan will still be the Trust's vice-president.
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The couple are said to want to "collectively make a change in the armed forces arena" and will make the military central to their charitable work in their new lives.
A source told the Daily Mirror that issues such as medical care and homelessness for veterans and injured service personnel, both in the UK and the United States, are to be a focus of their new charitable organisation.
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