Princess Kate and her husband Prince William met with volunteers and staff who were helping with the preparations for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and shared that they can still feel the late monarch’s presence around them.
During Thursday’s meeting at Windsor Castle with volunteers and emergency services, the Prince and Princess of Wales revealed the strange natural phenomenon that has been occurring since Queen Elizabeth’s death earlier this month. “How many rainbows have appeared in Scotland?” William asked his wife during the gathering at Windsor Guildhall. “You hardly see any rainbows up there, but there were five.” Kate responded that the spectacular sight made her feel, “Her Majesty was looking down on us.”
And it’s true that there’s been an unusual proliferation of rainbows in prominent locations across the country of late. Several rainbows were sighted across the UK following the Queen’s death on September 8, including a particularly notable double rainbow that broke the clouds over mourners gathered outside Buckingham Palace. The next day, the royal family also spotted five rainbows arching over Balmoral Castle, the Scottish estate where the monarch died aged 96. And yet another rainbow appeared a day before her funeral, showing over London’s Westminister Hall where the Queen lay in state.
William and Kate have spoken openly to the public about the grief they are experiencing following the death of Queen Elizabeth. Last week, the royal couple spent forty minutes walking around Windsor Castle and meeting with various mourners and well-wishers gathered there. One of those they met was a school teacher Elaine Geesaid persons that William spoke to her about his children, “George, Charlotte and Ludwig, and said they were trying to maintain some sense of continuity for her at school and to keep things as normal as possible. She added: “Catherine thanked me and said the whole nation felt it. They were both very kind and gentle and sincere. It was very special – definitely a moment I will always cherish.”
The Prince and Princess of Wales also shared an emotional message following the monarch’s death. “On Thursday the world lost an extraordinary leader whose commitment to the country, the empires and the Commonwealth was absolute,” Prince William wrote in a statement posted to the couple’s official social media accounts. “I lost a grandmother, however. And while I will mourn her loss, I am also incredibly grateful. I have benefited from the Queen’s wisdom and confidence into my fifth decade.” My wife was guided and supported by her for twenty years. My three children need to spend the holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives.”
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