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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William made their first look on the Commonwealth Video games on Tuesday. The couple have been accompanied by their seven-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte, who, whereas making her Video games debut, marked her first public outing with out her two brothers. They have been noticed having fun with the swimming in Birmingham, with Charlotte photographed beaming, cheering and laughing.

Kate and William have lengthy been attendees on the Video games, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first noticed on the annual sporting occasion in 2013. 

The yr after, the pair attended the Video games with Prince Harry, and the three royals — usually nicknamed the royal trio — have been noticed having fun with the occasions. 

Kate, William and Harry usually carried out royal engagements as a 3, significantly forward of the Duke of Sussex’s marriage to Meghan Markle. 

Whereas Kate, William, Meghan and Harry have been deemed the ‘Fab 4’ initially, the royals finally separated their royal households and commenced conducting their work independently.

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Meghan and Harry have been snubbed at a Commonwealth occasion earlier than their exit. (Picture: Getty Pictures)

William, Charlotte and Kate at Commonwealth Games

William, Charlotte and Kate on the Commonwealth Video games on Tuesday. (Picture: Getty Pictures)

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By the point the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down from their royal duties in 2020, experiences of strained relations between the 2 {couples} have been rife and tensions have been maybe most evident throughout Meghan and Harry’s closing royal outing — the Commonwealth Day Service. 

The couple had introduced their want to step again from their senior positions and relocate to the US in January. 

Following the service, they bid farewell to their lives inside the Agency for good. 

And their future roles inside the royal fold have been made evident in a poignant snub; the yr earlier than, the couple had taken half within the Queen’s formal procession into the church, however this time they have been ushered to their seats forward of Her Majesty’s entrance. 

Harry, William and Kate

Harry, William and Kate usually attended the Commonwealth Video games collectively. (Picture: Getty Pictures)

Robert Lacey, writer of ‘Battle of Brothers’ claimed that the Sussexes have been anticipating to proceed into the church behind Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and William.

He claimed that the choice to go away them out left Harry “preventing again tears”. 

Within the ebook, Mr Lacey wrote: “In 2018 and 2019, Harry and Meghan had walked down the aisle in the principle procession.

“However, in 2020, they have been being shunted apart on their closing look as working royals in Britain.

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Kate, William, Meghan and Harry

The environment was frosty throughout the conventional service. (Picture: Getty Pictures)

“As now obviously ‘junior’ family members, the Sussexes would merely must shuffle their option to their seats and take their place on the sidelines.

“The subservience of a ‘spare’ couldn’t have been extra strikingly illustrated.”

In a last-minute choice, William and Kate additionally didn’t be part of the Queen’s procession, though that they had been because of in response to the order of service.

Mr Lacey, a marketing consultant on Netflix collection The Crown, wrote: “Inside minutes of one another, the 2 princes and their wives slipped quietly into their seats, then sat ready for the Queen and Prince Charles to course of in senior splendour down the aisle.

“The one drawback was that 2,000 orders of service had already been distributed around the Abbey, explaining that William and Kate would enter and course of with the principle royal social gathering — and making no point out in any respect of Harry and Meghan.

“So there was the snub in black and white — set out for all to see.

Meghan and Harry's relationship timeline.

Meghan and Harry’s relationship timeline. (Picture:

“Observers additionally famous that Harry’s face was ‘fairly tense and unsmiling’ — and that when William sat down near him, he barely greeted his brother.

“All through the service, Meghan megawatted away together with her greatest TV smile however, because the ceremony progressed, Harry appeared to develop gloomier.

“In accordance with one observer, ‘his accelerated blinking even urged he may need been preventing again tears.'”

Quickly after the service, Meghan and Harry moved to North America, earlier than finally settling in Montecito, California, the place they now reside with their two kids — three-year-old Archie and one-year-old Lilibet. 

The household of 4 lately returned to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking their first go to to the Duke’s residence nation collectively.

Meghan and Harry carried out their first royal engagement since March 2020 once they attended the Nationwide Service of Thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral. 

In an identical transfer to the Commonwealth Day Service, the Duke and Duchess have been seated on the other facet of the cathedral to Charles and William and behind maybe lesser-known royals. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry returned for the Platinum Jubilee final month. (Picture: Getty Pictures)

Royal columnist Daniela Elser highlighted Harry and Meghan’s relegated seating association on the occasion.

Ms Elser claimed that “if ever there was a picture that summed up the descent of Harry and Meghan it was this,” including the transfer “not a lot spoke volumes as indecorously yelled on the high of its lungs”.

Writing for, Ms Elser stated: “Whereas the final time Harry had been contained in the famed seventeenth century church, for the Grenfell Tower Nationwide Memorial service in 2017, he had sat sombrely within the entrance row subsequent to his brother and sister-in-law, William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on Friday he was compelled to simply accept his designated spot in low cost seats, the Sussexes’ B-list standing made all-too-painfully apparent.

“Harry and Meghan have been being, fairly actually, put of their place.”

‘Battle of Brothers’ was written by Robert Lacey and printed by William Collins in 2020. It’s accessible right here’.

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