Accompanied by her children, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, the 40 year-old Duchess of Cambridge, alongside her husband Prince William, was seen making her way into Westminster Abbey to pay her final respect to the Queen.
Kate arrived with Camilla Parker Bowles, the Queen Consort – formerly known as the Duchess of Cornwall. Her parents Carole and Michael Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey before her.
Paying a further poignant tribute to the Queen, mother of three Kate Middleton wore the Four Row Japanese pearl choker that belonged to her late grandmother-in-law, who first loaned the piece to her in 2017. Kate also wore Princess Diana‘s diamond and pearl earrings. Prince George wore a navy suit while sister Princess Charlotte wore a black dress and matching hat.
Kate’s attendance at the funeral comes after the Princess of Wales met with supporters outside of Windsor Castle two days after the Queen’s passing, where she revealed that her four-year-old son had comforted her during the difficult time.
In a clip shared on TikTok, Middleton was seen explaining how her young son comforted her following the death of the Queen. In the clip, the princess tells a supporter that Prince Louis told her, “Don’t worry. She’s now with great-grandpa.” The video has racked up over 2 million views on TikTok.
During a recent visit with members of the public, the Prince and Princess of Wales spoke candidly with well-wishers. “[Prince William] said how difficult it was yesterday and how it reminded him of his mum’s funeral,” one visitor told The Telegraph. “Catherine said it’s just been such a difficult time for all of them, for the whole family.”
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in English history, passed away last week at age 96. Since her passing, the royal family has shown unity in their grief, with California-based Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reuniting with Prince William and Princess Catherine to admire flowers left in honour of the Queen outside Windsor Castle.