Meghan Markle Breaks Silence After Queen Elizabeth's Death: 'It's Been a Complicated Time'

Meghan Markle is opening up for the first time about the death of Queen Elizabeth II -- her husband, Prince Harry's, late grandmother. 

In a new cover story for Variety, the 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex breaks her silence following the passing of the British monarch and the subsequent events thereafter. 

The initial Variety piece had been set to run earlier this year, but Markle asked for it to be delayed in the wake of the queen's death. 

She notes concern that any comments about her husband's estranged family might be a "distraction" from continued mourning, but did take the time to speak about the queen.  

The mother of two joined her husband for several of the official events for Queen Elizabeth, including the state funeral, which took place on Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey in London. 

"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," Markle tells Variety.

She describes the events following the queen's death as "a complicated time," but shares that Prince Harry had a particularly touching silver lining to his grandmother's death. 

"My husband, ever the optimist, said, 'Now she’s reunited with her husband,'" she recalls, referencing Prince Philip's 2021 death at the age of 99. 

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