Meghan Markle hugs fan who wanted her ‘to feel welcome’ in Windsor

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Meghan Markle is feeling the love from some royal fans across the pond.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, was seen warmly embracing a teenage girl who wanted to make her “feel welcome” in the UK amid ongoing tension with the royal family.

Markle, who reunited with Prince William and Kate Middleton on Saturday, greeted local residents outside Windsor Castle following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Meghan Markle was seen warmly embracing a teenage girl while greeting mourners near Windsor Castle.
Meghan Markle was seen warmly embracing a teenage girl while greeting mourners outside Windsor Castle Saturday.

Speaking to CNN, the 14-year-old girl who hugged the “Suits” alum said she felt like it was “the right thing to do,” amid “everything that’s happened” between Markle and the royal family.

“We were just waiting for her to come, and she just came near me. [She] asked my name, how my day was, how long I was waiting,” the young girl told the outlet.

Meghan Markle
The Duchess of Sussex was photographed talking to residents in London on Saturday.
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“I asked if she could have a hug, and she hugged me back. It was just quite an amazing moment. I’m still shaking now.”

When asked by the reporter why she reached out to give the actress a hug, the teenager said she looks “up to her in some ways, and just felt like it was the right thing to do.”

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
The “Suits” alum was joined by Prince Harry for the outing.
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“It was quite nice to see William and Kate and Meghan and Harry together,” she continued.

“I just wanted to show her that she’s welcome here and wanted to hug her after everything that’s happened.”

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton also joined for the outing on Saturday.
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Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, resigned from their royal duties in 2020. They have since settled down in Montecito, Calif., where they live with their two children – son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 1.

Their Saturday reunion with the Prince and Princess of Wales came amid a years-long rumored rift between the two couples.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
They observed flowers that were laid in honor of the late Queen.
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A royal insider told Page Six that it was William — who is now the next in line for the throne — who extended the invitation to his brother.

“We are all very grateful – both sides putting all things aside for the Queen,” the source told us exclusively.

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