Prince Harry and Meghan Markle throw leaving lunch for their staff during farewell tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took their staff out for a leaving lunch at The Goring Hotel in London, before they step down as senior royals in just a matter of days.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle delighted staff with a farewell lunch at one of London's hot spots, The Goring Hotel, last Thursday.

According to Page Six, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's staff "wept" during the emotional lunch as they all shared one final meal together before they embark on a new life in Canada.

An insider revealed, "Harry and Meghan have often done fun things like throwing pizza parties or hiring ice cream trucks for their staff, but they wanted to do something special going into this last week together.

“They toasted the team and thanked them for everything they have done. Some of the staffers cried.

“They’ve all been through so much together and the staff have been working around the clock to make sure this last visit was as seamless as possible. Meghan and Harry really wanted to show their appreciation, they know how hard everyone has worked.”

The news comes just days after Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, made an appearance at the Commonwealth Day service - their last official engagement as working royals.

While the pair smiled for the cameras, the growing tension between Harry and his brother, Prince William, didn't go unnoticed by commentators as they failed to even shake hands.

Chiming in on their rumoured feud, Piers Morgan tweeted, " “The painful body language says it all. The fab four now hate each other.”

“Not even a handshake between the brothers. Extraordinary. Diana would have hated this feud,” Piers added.

Body language expert, Judi James, agreed that things were certainly a little frosty between them on Monday.

“It wasn’t the warm reunion that we were all hoping for. The tension in Harry’s body language especially was palpable," she said.

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