There was no obvious interaction between the brothers on Friday (Picture: AP)

The Sussexes and Cambridges came together for the first time in public for two years at Friday’s Jubilee thanksgiving service, but there was no sign of a happy reunion.

Harry and Meghan joined senior royals and hundreds of other guests for the special service marking the Queen’s record-breaking 70-year reign at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

Despite being cut from the Buckingham Palace balcony line-up after walking away from royal duties in 2020, the couple were given prominent seats in the second row.

They were sat on the opposite side of the aisle from William and Kate and there was no obvious interaction between the brothers, with the Cambridges staring straight ahead as they passed Harry and Meghan’s pew.

The two couples also remained separate as they filed out of the cathedral and into waiting cars.

The Cambridges walked out behind Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, with Harry and Meghan some way back behind Zara and Mike Tindall.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral (Picture: PA)

Harry, Meghan and Zara Tindall (Picture: AP)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pictured leaving the service (Picture: AFP via Getty)

The Cambridges seated in the front row on the left and Sussexes in the second row on the right (Picture: PA)

The Sussexes, who travelled to the UK with their children Archie, three, and Lilibet, who turns one on Saturday, are believed to have met the Queen for lunch at Windsor on Friday.

It is unclear whether they would have spoken with William and Kate during the day, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge taking central roles in the festivities.

The Cambridges are also expected to miss Lilibet’s first birthday celebrations on Saturday due to an engagement in Wales.

Harry and Meghan had said they were ‘excited and honoured’ to attend the Platinum Jubilee events.

Their relationship with other royals was said to have been frosty since their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview in March last year, when Meghan accused an unnamed royal of racism and Harry said his family had cut them off financially.

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The prince has been embroiled in a legal dispute with the British government, which will not allow him to pay for police protection when he is in Britain.

Although he returned to the UK in April last year for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, he did not attend a recent memorial service because of the security issue.

However, the couple met the Queen at Windsor Castle in April on their first private trip to Britain since quitting royal duties.

A Palace source has said Harry, Meghan and his children remained ‘much loved members of the family’.

A YouGov poll this week suggested the couple’s popularity with the public had hit a new low, with Harry having a net favourability score of -26 and Meghan -42.

Only Prince Andrew, who in February paid to settle a US lawsuit in which he was accused of sexually abusing an underage girl, had a lower score among the royals.

But gathered outside St Paul’s, some royal fans said seeing the couple would be a highlight.

‘It’s nice to see people of colour because it shows more diversity and I think that’s something that will help make the world a better place,’ said 13-year-old Bella Bigord.

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