Harry and Meghan reunite with Royal Family as day two of Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin with Service of Thanksgiving

Day two of the Platinum Jubilee has been full of sweet moments and dramatic incidents as the Service of Thanksgiving took place.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 70-year reign with the four-day weekend. And while she was in attendance for the Trooping of the Colour, she will be watching the televised Service of Thanksgiving from the comfort of her Windsor Castle home due to some "discomfort" from the day before.

The day kicked off with a dramatic start on Friday 3 June as before anyone had a chance to arrive at St Paul's Cathedral, two members of the procession collapsed.

First, a member of the Royal Air Force who was one of many lining the steps to the venue fainted before being helped away from the scene. But just 20 minutes later, a second member of the military fell to the ground, too. While a stretcher was brought out, he was also able to make his way out on his feet.


Following this dramatic scene, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 57, and his wife Carrie, 34, who are parents to two children together, were booed as they walked up to take their seats inside – igniting a worried face expression from the pair.

Members of the Royal Family were close behind as Zara Tindall, 41, and husband Mike, 43, were first to arrive before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their grand entrance.

The Duchess of Sussex, 40, dressed in an off-white dress while Harry, 37, wore a suit for the occasion as crowds cheered for them.


The couple took a few minutes to speak to the senior cleric before entering the cathedral and taking their seats in the second row from the front.

Just five minutes later, Harry's brother William, 39, and his wife Kate Middleton, 40, made an appearance, waving to the crowds as they ascended the steps.

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, both 73, were the last to arrive.


Harry and Meghan had to squeeze past his cousins Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, to get to their seats.
And shortly after settling down, Harry was seen having a whale of a time as he was pictured with his mouth open, appearing to be laughing while speaking to another royal close by.

Harry was spotted, with his mouth open, appearing to be enjoying a joke with another royal seated across the aisle.

There were smiles all around the Archbishop of York spoke of the monarch's love of horse racing as Anne, Princess Royal, nodded in agreement.


Stephen Cottrell told the congregation: “I don’t have any great tips for the Derby tomorrow, but since the scriptures describe life as a race set before us, let me observe that her long reign reflects the distance of Aintree more than the sprints of Epsom.

“Certainly, less dressage than most people imagine. But with endurance, through times of change and challenge, joy and sorrow, she continues to offer herself in the service of our country and the commonwealth.

“Your Majesty, we’re sorry you’re not with us this morning in person, but you are still in the saddle. And we are all glad that there is still more to come.”


As the service took place, crowds outside showed their respect by singing the national anthem.

Following the service, the royal all began leaving one by one as Charles and Camilla exited first, closely followed by William and Kate.

Meghan and Harry left the same way they arrive – by holding hands – and were seen speaking with Zara and Mike on their way out.

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