Death of Elizabeth II: Prince Harry and Meghan hand in hand, a gesture that scandalizes the subjects of the kingdom

Several internet users were offended after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle held hands during Elizabeth II’s funeral procession to Westminster Hall. The gesture would represent according to some a breach of the very strict protocol of the royal family.

A gesture of support from a woman for her grieving husband? Not for some internet users. On social networks, they criticize the Duchess of Sussex for having held Prince Harry’s hand until Westminster Hall last Wednesday.

“I am for marks of affection, but there is a time for everything”, argues a surfer, who judges this gesture “inappropriate” in such circumstances.

“Racism” for some internet users

Since the Megxit – the moment when Harry and Meghan announced that they were distancing themselves from the British royal family – the Duchess of Sussex and the target of strong attacks.

The hashtag #GoHomeMeghanMarkle (“Meghan Markle, go home”), for example, has recently been shared in a multitude of tweets.

However, no Internet user has commented on the fact that the daughter of Princess Anne and cousin of Harry, Zara Tindall, also held her husband’s hand in the procession. Just like Beatrice, daughter of Prince Andrew.

“Why is no one criticizing Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall, or even Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi? The British are racist,” accused a netizen.

When others have for their part noted, with regret, the total absence of gestures of affection between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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