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Teen who shared a hug with the Duchess of Sussex said she wanted to show Meghan she’s welcome here

A teenager who shared an ‘amazing’ hug with Meghan Markle outside Windsor Castle yesterday during an outpouring of grief for the late Queen said she wanted to show the Duchess she’s ‘still welcome here’.

Amelka Zak, 14, lined up with hundreds of other benefactors on Saturday when the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a surprising appearance at the gates of the castle.

The royal mother of two, who stepped down from royal duties last year and now lives in her $14 million mansion in the US, spent time chatting with Amelka before the couple hugged.

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'Amazing moment': Teenager Amelka Zak, 14, is seen hugging the Duchess during the walk in Windsor to watch the floral tribute to the Queen yesterday

‘Amazing moment’: Teenager Amelka Zak, 14, is seen hugging the Duchess during the walk in Windsor to watch the floral tribute to the Queen yesterday

The teen told CNN she was happy to see the princes and their wives reunited

The teen told CNN she was happy to see the princes and their wives reunited

The teen told CNN she was happy to see the princes and their wives reunited

The 'fab four' reunite in Windsor to mourn the death of The Queen;  it was the couple's first time together in public since March 2020

The 'fab four' reunite in Windsor to mourn the death of The Queen;  it was the couple's first time together in public since March 2020

The ‘fab four’ reunite in Windsor to mourn the death of The Queen; it was the couple’s first time together in public since March 2020

Amelka told CNN she had wanted to share a hug to show the royal that she was still loved by the British.

She said, ‘We were just waiting for her to come and she came up to me and asked what my name was and how my day was, how long I had been waiting.

“And I asked her if I could have a hug, and she hugged me back. It was quite a great moment. I’m still shaking now.’

The shocked teen said she wanted to give the American a warm welcome after “everything that happened.”

“Everyone kind of encouraged me and I think I felt like I had to get in the way because somehow I look up to her and it felt like the right thing to do.”

She explained that she was delighted to see the Princes reunited, saying: “It was really nice to see William and Kate and Megan and Harry together.

“And it was fine, but I just wanted to show her that she’s welcome here, I guess. And wanted to hug her after everything that happened, really, now.’

Surprising hug: Amelka said, “I asked her if I could have a hug, and she hugged me back.  It was quite a great moment.  I'm still shaking now.'

Surprising hug: Amelka said, “I asked her if I could have a hug, and she hugged me back.  It was quite a great moment.  I'm still shaking now.'

Surprising hug: Amelka said, “I asked her if I could have a hug, and she hugged me back. It was quite a great moment. I’m still shaking now.’

After the Duchess of Sussex touched the teenager on the shoulder, the couple started talking

After the Duchess of Sussex touched the teenager on the shoulder, the couple started talking

After the Duchess of Sussex touched the teenager on the shoulder, the couple started talking

She revealed that with 'everyone who encouraged me' she decided to ask the royal for a hug

She revealed that with 'everyone who encouraged me' she decided to ask the royal for a hug

She revealed that with ‘everyone who encouraged me’ she decided to ask the royal for a hug

The pair then shared a warm hug, with Amelka saying the moment after that made her tremble

The pair then shared a warm hug, with Amelka saying the moment after that made her tremble

The pair then shared a warm hug, with Amelka saying the moment after that made her tremble

As Meghan walked away to chat with other guests, she touched the teen's elbow

As Meghan walked away to chat with other guests, she touched the teen's elbow

As Meghan walked away to chat with other guests, she touched the teen’s elbow

Prince William and Kate Middleton and Meghan and Harry appeared in black at Windsor Castle on Saturday night to inspect the sea of ​​floral arrangements laid outside the gates of the Berkshire estate in tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The reunion marks the first time the two couples have all appeared in public since Commonwealth Day on March 9, 2020, just weeks before the Covid lockdown.

Harry and Meghan, who resigned from the front lines two years ago to strike on their own in California and then launched a string of bombshell allegations against The Firm, held hands as they watched the tribute, with Harry at one point. moment lovingly his hand on Meghan is back.

They were seen pointing to various tributes and discussing as members of the crowd waved at them.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look at the tributes left after Queen Elizabeth II's death at Windsor Castle on Saturday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look at the tributes left after Queen Elizabeth II's death at Windsor Castle on Saturday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look at the tributes left after Queen Elizabeth II’s death at Windsor Castle on Saturday

Harmony?  The princes seemed to have put their problems aside to honor the memory of the Queen

Harmony?  The princes seemed to have put their problems aside to honor the memory of the Queen

Harmony? The princes seemed to have put their problems aside to honor the memory of the Queen

A benefactor who spoke to Harry and Meghan told MailOnline: “It’s lovely to see them both together. Maybe they can get back into a good relationship.

“A beautiful ripple passed through the crowd as they approached. Hopefully the healing between Harry and his brother can now begin. I am so excited to have seen them both together. It’s beautiful.’

Another mourner said: ‘We couldn’t believe it when the gates opened, and we saw William and Harry walking downstairs with Meghan and Kate. I’ll be honest, there was a bit of moaning when Harry and Meghan came by our side, but I gave him a bunch of flowers and he happily took them.

“I’m glad they came out together and as a family I’m glad they all took the time to say hello to the crowd. Sad things like funerals bring families together, so I hope when they get back to California they think long and hard about everything that happened.”

It comes after it was reported that King Charles had ‘told’ Prince Harry not to take his wife Meghan to Balmoral Castle while he and other senior royals ran to the dying queen’s neighbor.

King Charles says he wants to ‘express my love for Harry and Meghan’ as he extends olive branch to US-based prince and wife

King Charles III extended an olive branch to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle yesterday in his maiden speech to Britain and the world as a monarch.

The new Sovereign, who became king when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle, said he wanted to “express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad.” This move will likely be viewed by royal commentators as an attempt to finally draw a line under the tumult of recent years.

The Queen would like to see William and Harry, and their respective wives, Catherine and Meghan, reunited for the first time since 2020.  The Fab Four, back in all their glory

The Queen would like to see William and Harry, and their respective wives, Catherine and Meghan, reunited for the first time since 2020.  The Fab Four, back in all their glory

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long walk at Windsor Castle to greet benefactors

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex plunged the monarchy into crisis during the twilight years of the Queen’s reign after sensationally giving up frontline royal duties and moving to California two years ago – a saga that bridged the rift between Harry and his brother William hastened accusations of racism against the royals and claims the Firm failed to help a suicidal Meghan.

After their amazing interview with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Harry appeared in a mental health podcast to suggest that his father and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh had all failed as parents – while the family was still mourning Prince Philip’s death. last year. year.

The Duke of Sussex had grief on his face when he was dragged into the grounds of Windsor Castle this afternoon after losing a race against time to get to his grandmother’s bedside before she died yesterday.

King Charles III went to Buckingham Palace this afternoon to meet fellow mourners, shook hands and accepted their condolences with cries of “God save the King” and impromptu renditions of the national anthem. A woman kissed him on the cheek. He also inspected flowers and tributes left for his late mother at the gates before entering the palace.

Harry landed lunchtime at Heathrow yesterday after hopping on an early morning BA flight where he comforted an airport employee with a reassuring hand on her shoulder after she offered him her condolences.

He left Balmoral after 12 hours of mourning his grandmother with his father and brother – but despite the short duration of the visit, the Sussexes are not expected to return to California until after the state funeral, which is currently expected on Monday, September in ten days. 19.

The Duke of Sussex was the last royal to arrive at Aberdeenshire Castle on Thursday and the first to leave on Friday morning.

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