The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Prince and Princess of Wales were seen sharing a touching moment on Saturday at Windsor Castle as they observed floral tributes to the Queen.
Since the Commonwealth Day service in March 2020, when Prince Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior royals, the couples have not been photographed together. The Sussexes sat on the side of St. Paul’s Cathedral away from William and Kate during the Service of Thanksgiving to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.
The foursome could be seen quietly conversing as William pointed something out to Kate, Harry, and Meghan among the hundreds of floral bouquets and balloons after arriving at the gates in the same car in Windsor.
As they recited eulogies for their grandmother and grandmother-in-law, who passed away at the age of 96 at Balmoral on Thursday, the Wales and Sussex families both appeared visibly moved.
William attended the Accession Council at St. James’s Palace in London earlier on Saturday, where Charles was proclaimed as the new King and Queen Consort.
The Queen’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on September 19 at 11 a.m., according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four days before her funeral so that people can pay their respects. The coffin will be carried in procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey on the morning of the funeral.
The lying-in-state will start after a brief service led by The Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by The Dean of Westminster, and attended by The King and other members of the royal family, after the coffin arrives at Westminster Hall.
The coffin will then be transported in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch following the funeral. The coffin will leave Wellington Arch and travel to Windsor, where it will then be taken in procession to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle by a state hearse. The next event will be a committal service in St. George’s Chapel.