Kate Middleton and Prince William, the newly crowned Prince and Princess of Wales, were seen with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Saturday, greeting the wise at Windsor Castle and observing a items left behind at the home of the late Queen Elizabeth.
It’s been a while since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen in the company of Kate Middleton and Prince William. The Sussexes were invited by William, based on Kensington Palace.
Both couples were dressed in black as they inspected the scene, solemnly reading messages to their late grandmother and grandmother, although they were cheered by the crowd upon arrival.
The castle has been flooded with people since the Queen’s death was announced on Thursday. Kate and William recently moved to nearby Adelaide for the sake of their children’s schooling. Harry and Meghan’s home in the United Kingdom is on the Windsor estate, although their primary residence is in Mendocino, California. They are expected to remain in the country until the Queen’s funeral is scheduled for September 19.
Prince William has been very busy with new duties since his grandmother passed away, and earlier on Saturday he watched his father’s King Charles III be officially declared the new monarch at Palace of St. James in London on the Accession Council of the Privy Council. He also released a official statement on Instagram, writing, “On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader whose commitment to country, Kingdom and Commonwealth is absolute. Much will be said in the coming days about the significance of her historic reign. “
He continued, “However, I lost a grandmother. And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have benefited from the Queen’s wisdom and assurance in my fifth decade. My wife has had twenty years of guiding and supporting her. My three kids get to spend vacations with her and create memories that will last for a lifetime.”
“She was by my side in my happiest moments. And she was by my side during the saddest days of my life. I know this day will come, but there will come a time when the reality of life without Grannie really feels real,” concluded William.
The Prince’s relationship with his brother has been strained since he and Meghan moved to California after stepping down as working royals. Seeing them together clearly means a lot to the country in this historic moment of change.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamor, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, lonely hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.