Still feeling her presence. Princess Kate said she thought the late Queen Elizabeth II sent her family a sign when rainbows appeared in the skies of Balmoral after her death.
“How many rainbows fell in Scotland?” Prince William reportedly asked his 40-year-old wife how the couple met with volunteers and operational staff who helped prepare for the Queen’s funeral. at Windsor Town Hall on Thursday 22 September. “You almost never see rainbows there, but there were five.”
Kate replied, “Her Majesty looked down on us.”
Since the Queen’s death on September 8, several rainbows have been seen across the United Kingdom, including a double rainbow breaking through the clouds over Buckingham Palace around the time the news broke. The next day, the royal family saw five rainbows over Balmoral Castle, where the queen died at the age of 96. The day before her funeral on Monday, September 19, a rainbow reappeared over London’s Westminster Hall, where the late monarchy lay. state.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spoken openly about their mourning for Elizabeth in the week following her death. “On Thursday, the world lost an outstanding leader whose devotion to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute,” William, 40, said in a statement posted on social media on September 10. “I, however, lost my grandmother. And while I will mourn her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. In my fifth decade, I enjoyed the wisdom and comfort of the queen.
He continued, “My wife has received guidance and support for twenty years. My three children should spend the holidays with her and create memories that will stay with them for a lifetime.”
The source said that during the official mourning Us weekly exclusively that both William and Prince Harry experienced various emotions, experiencing the grief of losing their grandmother. “This is a very difficult time for the princes,” the insider said at the time. “They both adored their grandmother and it will take some time to come to terms with the reality of her passing.”
“There is still this terrible feeling of loss and emptiness at the thought that she will no longer be around,” the source continued, adding that he and the 37-year-old Duke of Sussex “comfort themselves with the fact that she is at peace with her grandfather in heaven.” and watching over them and in their hearts forever. … William has an unshakable determination now to serve the king and prepare for a fate that will one day see him fortunate enough to serve as sovereign.”
Three days later, the governor general David Hurley from Australia said the Duchess of Cornwall told him about how she and William’s children – Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 – reacted to the Queen’s death.
“[Prince Louis] now asking questions like, “Do you think we can still play these games when we go to Balmoral” and things like that because she won’t be there,” he told reporters after the event. Meanwhile, George “seems to understand now how important his great-grandmother was and what’s going on.”
Following an emotional memorial service at Westminster Abbey on Monday, the Queen was buried next to her late husband, Prince Philip, at Windsor. Continuing their mourning, William and Kate on Thursday expressed their gratitude to all the volunteers and staff who helped coordinate the procession of the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace and took part in the handover ceremony at Windsor’s St George’s Chapel.
Keep scrolling to see photos from their first public performance since the Queen’s funeral: