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The Queen’s funeral: Karl Stefanovic’s one-word verdict on Meghan Markle’s tear-streaked performance

Tonight’s show host Karl Stefanovic couldn’t resist taking a swipe at his most unpopular member of the royal family after the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

He made the unfounded suggestion that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wasn’t actually crying as she wiped away tears at the somber service.

Stefanovic put his verdict on Meghan’s public display of sentiment in just one word – “apparently” – and it wasn’t lost on his co-host Allison Langdon.

The moment came as Stefanovic and Langdon spoke to royal photographer Chris Jackson outside Buckingham Palace around 9:20pm local time, or 6:20am on Tuesday in eastern Australia.

Stefanovic noted that several photos from the funeral are open to interpretation, particularly as to whether certain members of the royal family were crying.

He hinted that pictures of Meghan wiping away tears might be misleading.

“There was a lot of photos and interpretations of photos and reading into photos [meanings] that may or may not be true,’ he said.

“There’s a couple from Meghan, um, with a tear running down her face – apparently – and even one from Princess Charlotte who everyone said was crying and we don’t know if that’s true or not. “

When Stefanovic cast doubt on Meghan’s tearful performance with the word ‘apparently’, Langdon gave a nervous smile and then gave him a knowing look.

Meghan cried as she watched Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin being carried out of Westminster Abbey in London on Monday after a remarkable funeral attended by the great and good from around the world.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, dabbed her cheek during the emotional moment as she stood alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Earlier, Meghan walked into the abbey behind the Queen’s coffin in a somber procession. In front of her were Kate, the two eldest Cambridge children and Prince Edward with Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Before the service, the Duchess briefly stood alongside Kate, George and Charlotte as she watched Elizabeth II’s coffin being placed on the altar.

She and Harry then took their second row seats alongside Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

In the front row, alongside Charles and Camilla, were the Princess Royal, her husband Timothy Laurence; Prince Andrew; Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex; the Prince and Princess of Wales with George and Charlotte; Peter Phillips; and Zara and Mike Tindall.

Later, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, Meghan and Harry were shown to their seats by the Princess of Wales as she, William, Kate and Charlotte stepped aside to lead them to their stateroom.

The Queen made her final journey from Westminster Hall to the church, where she was married and crowned, as Britain mourned the loss of its longest-serving monarch and the royals said goodbye to a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her coffin was placed near the altar with her crown, orb and scepter on top, surrounded by flowers chosen by the king from gardens she loved. A card in the flowers at the top of the coffin read simply, “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R.”

The Sussexes live in California but have remained in the UK since the Queen’s death on September 8. They happened to be in the country for the WellChild Awards when the news broke.

The couple were without their children Archie, three, and Lilibet, 15 months, who are believed to have stayed in California with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.

Before the service, the Duke of Sussex put aside his feud with his brother, Prince William, to walk alongside him behind the Queen’s coffin.

Harry wore a civilian suit rather than a uniform, as he was no longer a senior king.

The Today hosts are not fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are divisive figures in the Commonwealth due to their very public criticism of the royal family.

Just a day before the Queen’s death earlier this month, the couple called Meghan about using a soundbite from Langdon from 2018 during an episode of her Archetypes podcast.

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