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The Queen's funeral: Karl Stefanovic's one-word verdict on Meghan Markle's tearful appearance

Today's show host Karl Stefanovic (left, with co-host Allison Langdon and royal photographer Chris Jackson) couldn't resist lambasting his least favorite member of the royal family after the Queen's funeral on Monday.

Today’s show host Karl Stefanovic couldn’t resist criticizing his least favorite member of the Royal Family after the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

He made the unsubstantiated suggestion that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was not actually crying when she was photographed wiping away a tear in the somber service.

Stefanovic made his verdict on Meghan’s public display of emotion clear with a single word, “apparently,” and it didn’t go unnoticed by his co-host Allison Langdon.

Today's show host Karl Stefanovic (left, with co-host Allison Langdon and royal photographer Chris Jackson) couldn't resist lambasting his least favorite member of the royal family after the Queen's funeral on Monday.

Today’s show host Karl Stefanovic (left, with co-host Allison Langdon and royal photographer Chris Jackson) couldn’t resist lambasting his least favorite member of the royal family after the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

The moment occurred while Stefanovic and Langdon were speaking with royal photographer Chris Jackson outside Buckingham Palace at around 9:21 p.m. local time, or 6:21 a.m. Tuesday in eastern Australia.

Stefanovic noted how several funeral photos were open to interpretation, particularly with regard to whether certain members of the Royal Family were in tears.

He hinted that the images of Meghan wiping away tears were perhaps misleading.

There have been many photos and interpretations of photos and readings in photos. [meanings] that may or may not be true,’ he said.

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

He made the unsubstantiated suggestion that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was not actually crying when she was photographed wiping away a tear in the somber service.

He made the unsubstantiated suggestion that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was not actually crying when she was photographed wiping away a tear in the somber service.

When Stefanovic questioned Meghan’s tearful display with the word “apparently,” Langdon smiled nervously, then gave her a knowing look.

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

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The Duchess of Sussex, 41, wiped 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.

Stefanovic noted that the funeral photos were open to interpretation, particularly as to whether certain family members were crying.  His suggestion that the photos of Meghan wiping away tears might have been misleading elicited a knowing look from Langdon.

Stefanovic noted how several funeral photos were open to interpretation, particularly regarding whether certain family members were crying. His suggestion that the photos of Meghan wiping away tears might have been misleading elicited a knowing look from Langdon.

The moment occurred while Stefanovic and Langdon were talking to photographer Chris Jackson (pictured) outside Buckingham Palace at around 9:21 p.m. local time, or 6:21 a.m. Tuesday in eastern Australia.

The moment occurred while Stefanovic and Langdon were talking to photographer Chris Jackson (pictured) outside Buckingham Palace at around 9:21 p.m. local time, or 6:21 a.m. Tuesday in eastern Australia.

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

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

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

There have been many photos and interpretations of photos and readings in photos. [meanings] that may or may not be true,” Stefanovic said. “There’s a couple from Meghan, um, with a tear running down her face, apparently, and also one from Princess Charlotte that everyone said she was crying, and we don’t know if that was true or not.” (Pictured from left to right: Meghan; Camilla, Queen Consort; Prince George; Catherine, Princess of Wales; Princess Charlotte at Her Majesty’s State Funeral The Queen of Her at Westminster Abbey in London )

In the first row with Carlos 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.

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

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

Meghan openly wept during the state funeral and burial of her husband's grandmother

Meghan openly wept during the state funeral and burial of her husband’s grandmother

Her coffin was placed near the altar with her crown, orb, and scepter on top surrounded by flowers chosen by the Garden King she loved. A card in the flowers above the casket read simply: “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R.”

The Sussexes live in California but have been in the UK since the Queen’s death on September 8. They were in the country for the WellChild Awards when the news was announced.

The couple was without their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 15 months, who are believed to have remained 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 was wearing a civilian suit instead of a uniform due to no longer being a member of royalty.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex followed the group of bearers with Queen Elizabeth II's coffin as it was carried from Westminster Abbey.  Harry wore a civilian suit instead of a uniform due to the fact that he was no longer a senior member of royalty.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex followed the group of bearers with Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin as it was carried from Westminster Abbey. Harry wore a civilian suit instead of a uniform due to the fact that he was no longer a senior member of royalty.

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.

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Just a day before the Queen’s death earlier this month, the couple called out Meghan for using a sound bite of Langdon speaking in 2018 during an episode of their Archetypes podcast.

In the context of the podcast, the former American actress used Langdon’s quote as evidence of media sexism, accusing the media of saying she was lucky Prince Harry had “chosen” her to be his wife when they got engaged in 2017.

Langdon’s actual quote, from an episode of 60 Minutes Australia, was: “The happy couple have enchanted the world with their real-life fairy tale.”

Speaking on the Today show on September 7, the journalist insisted that she had never suggested that Meghan was “lucky” to have pocketed a prince.

‘[I’m blowing] steam my ears! Which part of that said, “Harry [chose you]… oh my gosh,” he scoffed.

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.  (Pictured: Harry and Meghan at Kensington Palace after announcing their engagement)

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. (Pictured: Harry and Meghan at Kensington Palace after announcing their engagement)

Just a day before the Queen's death earlier this month, the couple called out Meghan for using a sound bite of Langdon speaking in 2018 during an episode of their Archetypes podcast.

Just a day before the Queen’s death earlier this month, the couple called out Meghan for using a sound bite of Langdon speaking in 2018 during an episode of their Archetypes podcast.

Stefanovic was also furious, saying that the latest episode of Archetypes “makes my head explode”.

“Whatever side of the fence Ally is on in this story, Meghan will crush her,” she added, rolling her eyes.

‘Tell me, in everything I just said… I was saying that she got lucky because of Prince? [Harry]!’ Langdon exclaimed.

“All I know is that I had a lot of friends who liked Meghan for a long time, and none of them do anymore,” she added.

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