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    Meghan Markle Discussed Prince Harry's Reaction To Queen Elizabeth's Death

    "It’s been a complicated time, but my husband, ever the optimist, said, 'Now she’s reunited with her husband.'"

    In a recent interview with Variety, Meghan Markle discussed what things were like in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II's death.

    A closeup of Meghan smiling

    Of course, this was a time when Meghan and Prince Harry were under constant public scrutiny — Harry initially being told he couldn't wear his military uniform (while Prince Andrew could) and the double standard over Harry and Meghan's hand-holding comes to mind.

    The couple walking hand-in-hand during a royal event

    Thinking back, Meghan told Variety, "There’s been such an outpouring of love and support. I’m really grateful that I was able to be with my husband to support him, especially during that time."

    "What’s so beautiful is to look at the legacy that his grandmother was able to leave on so many fronts. Certainly, in terms of female leadership, she is the most shining example of what that looks like. I feel deep gratitude to have been able to spend time with her and get to know her."

    The couple speaking with Queen Elizabeth

    "It’s been a complicated time, but my husband, ever the optimist, said, 'Now she’s reunited with her husband,'" she continued.

    When asked about how she'd looked back at her time with the Queen since her passing, Meghan continued, "I’ve reflected on that first official engagement that I had with her, how special that felt. I feel fortunate. And I continue to be proud to have had a nice warmth with the matriarch of the family."

    Meghan and The Queen laughing at their first official engagement together

    As for how the family has processed the death, she said, "In big moments in life, you get a lot of perspective. It makes you wonder what you want to focus your energy on. Right now, we feel energized and excited about all of the things we’ve been building toward. We’re also focused on our foundation. So much of the work we do includes the philanthropic space."

    You can read the full interview with Meghan here.