A lip-reading expert has revealed some of the conversations the royals shared as they attended the Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s today, with members of the Firm discussing the weather, fashion and their dry skin.
According to Juliet Sullivan, footage from the event shows Meghan Markle, 40, and her husband Prince Harry, 37, complimenting his cousin Zara Tindall, 41, on her outfit.
It also shows Princess Eugenie worrying about whether her face looked good because her skin was dry, and Prince William, 40, chatting with the mayor about how warm he should be, as he is greeted on his arrival in St. Paul’s.
Senior royals, as well as members of the extended family, attended today’s event, which kicked off the second day of the platinum anniversary.
A lip reader saw Meghan Markle (left), Prince Harry (right) and Zara Tindall discuss her fuchsia gown after the ceremony, with Meghan telling the royal family she ‘looks amazing’
Upon his arrival at the venue, Prince William (centre) and Kate Middleton (right) were greeted by the Mayor of London – with William saying that the Mayor, who was wearing heavy robes, ‘must be warm today’
Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie (right) inside asked her brother-in-law Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (center), if her face was ‘ok’
Her Majesty was unable to attend the service herself. Last night she revealed that she would have to “reluctantly” retire from today’s service, after experiencing “discomfort” during yesterday’s Trooping The Color events.
According to a statement from Palace, the 96-year-old “enjoyed her birthday parade and flypast a lot” but “did experience some discomfort”.
It read: ‘Considering the travel and activity required to attend tomorrow’s National Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty has regretfully concluded that she will not be attending.’
In addition, Prince Andrew was not at the event after he announced yesterday that he had tested positive for Covid.
However, the ceremony seemed to go smoothly, giving the royals plenty of time to chat among themselves.
What the Royal Family Said at St Paul’s Platinum Jubilee Service
Meghan and Harry to other attendees when they arrive
Harry: ‘Good morning. Nice to see you… Thank you, the weather was kind to us… Yes, we’re going inside.
He takes Meghan’s hand and says: ‘beautiful’†
Harry and Meghan come in and talk to the Archbishop
meghan: “I’ve never been here, it’s beautiful.”
Then she responds to the Archbishop: ‘Thank you very much.’
Harry and Meghan walk to the lineup, speople shake hands
“Nice to see you tomorrow.”
“Good morning, you look so smart.”
‘Goodmorning how are you?’
“How nice to see you tomorrow.”
Members of the congregation
‘Wow. how gorgeous does Meghan look?’
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and their husbands Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank, inside
Eugenie: “Is my face okay?…It feels dry…”
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi: ‘Lit’s okay, it’s okay.’
Beatrice (to Edoardo) about the man behind her: ‘Look how many medals he has…it’s amazing…you have a medal! You deserve a medal.’
Edoardo: “No, I won’t!”
Harry and Meghan talk in the congregation
Harry: “So if we go… and then we have to… that’s together…”
Megan: “Yeah…(nods)…must be fun (laughs).”
William and Kate arrive, they speak to the bishop
They get out of the car and shake hands.
Bishop: “Good to see you.”
William: “It’s nice to see you… I bet you’re hot today.”
William: ‘You look very smart.’
William: ‘Super. You could hear the bells ringing for miles as you come in… Yeah, we’d better get in, my dad’s on his way.’
William: “We’ll continue now.”
Kate (to the man): “It’s lovely here, so beautiful.”
William: “Yeah, it was really special, wasn’t it?…Let’s talk about my father coming in.”
To the lineup
Kate: “Yes, it’s special, really wonderful to be back here.”
Kate and William, waiting to sit down, the procession and choir pass them
William: ‘What a beautiful parade of outfits, they all look fantastic.’
William to Princess Anne: “Yes, yes, and Kate says yes, it’s unbelievable.”
At the end of the shift
Zara and Mike Tindall to Eugenie: †Well, we have to say you know.’
Zara: “Is it real?” (laughs).
Prince Charles bids farewell to the lineup at the end of the service
Karel: ‘Thank you very much.’
Camilla: “Thank you, bye.”
Karel: “So great, thank you so much.”
Prince William: “Thank you so much, lovely service… You all spoke very well, especially all four of you.”
Kate: ‘Thank you so much, it was beautiful, it came together so well… Great service and to see all these people oh god yes. That sound! Thank you so much for doing this, it was great.”
Meghan to Harry: ‘What?’
Meghan to Harry: ‘Yes, it was amazing.’
William (in line): “The choir was fantastic, thank you very much.”
Harry to the Bishop
Harry: “So much preparation and it went well.”
huharry and meghan in conversation with Zara and Mike Tindall
(As they exit the cathedral, the four wait on the steps).
Harry: “Hi here we are, let’s wait for the car here.”
Zara: “Which is your car?”
Harry: ‘Aaahhh it’s the Range Rover.’
meghan: “Aaah yes there it is, the Range Rover, it’s there.”
Harry to Zara: ‘Nice clothes. I didn’t know what colors you would wear blue, pink, orange.’
Zara turns and giggles, Meghan says: ‘You look good.’
After taking their seats, Princess Eugenie was seen talking to her brother-in-law Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and her sister Princess Beatrice.
Eugenie, dabbing her face with her fingers, asked Edoardo: †Is my face okay?…It feels dry…’
Edoardo replied, “It’s all right, it’s all right.”
He then shared a playful moment with his wife Beatrice, who said of the man behind her: ‘Look how many medals he has…it’s amazing…you have a medal! You deserve a medal.’
Edoardo said, “No, I won’t!”
Beatrice replied ‘yes you do’ to Edoardo, who then smiled.
Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank and the Duke of Sussex smile during Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s today
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex (left) shared a lighthearted moment with Zara Tindall (right) after the service, where the pair talked about Zara’s outfit
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave after attending Thanksgiving service today at St Paul’s Cathedral
Prince Charles and Camilla speak with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after arriving at St Paul’s Cathedral today
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend Thanksgiving service this morning at St Paul’s Cathedral in London
Meanwhile, on Prince William’s arrival at St Paul’s, where he was greeted by the Lord Mayor of London, he referred to the weather and the mayor’s elaborate robes and said, ‘I bet you’re hot today.
After the event was over, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were spotted chatting with Zara Tindall about her fuchsia outfit.
Harry said to Zara, “I love your outfit. I didn’t know what colors you would wear blue, pink, orange.’
Zara turned and giggled, then Meghan added, “You look amazing.”
As well as the royals, at today thanksgiving service was about 400 members of the public, including key figures, charities and members of the armed forces, who were invited to the service in recognition of their contribution to public life.
The Bishop of London said earlier today that she is “enthusiastic” for the thanksgiving service. Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, who will lead the blessing at St Paul’s, told BBC Breakfast: ‘I’m excited I guess.’
She added that she was nervous about the ceremonial regalia she has to wear. “It’s a jacket called the George V jacket.
“It’s quite an old coat, it’s a cape and it’s on me, but it’s designed for men, of course, because I’m the first woman who happens to be the Bishop of London,” she said. “So he doesn’t sit very well with me, so I’m a little nervous.”
She said Her Majesty’s Christian faith “has always shaped her” and that she feels privileged to play a part in the service and “thank the Queen” for her service to the country.
The Princess Royal, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge take their seats at St Paul’s Cathedral this morning
Senior members of the royal family were joined by about 400 members of the public in service today, who were invited for their work in the community