Kate and Camilla mourn Queen Elizabeth II: in pictures


Kate Middleton and Camilla have greeted mourners and supported the monarchy as Britain prepares to say goodbye to its longest reigning monarch.

The new Princess of Wales and Queen Consort shared a car as their husbands, Prince Willian and King Charles III, walked in procession behind Queen Elizabeth II on their way to Westminster Hall, where it has been in state since Wednesday, September 14.

Since then, both women have stood by their husbands to meet the public and perform royal duties at a time of public mourning.

Kate Middleton stands before a flag during a visit to Army Training Center Pirbright, in Guildford, England, on September 16, 2022, during the official mourning of Queen Elizabeth II. Camilla, Queen Consort, [inset] joins King Charles III on a visit to Belfast, September 13, 2022.
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Kate and Camilla meet at a Commonwealth reception

Kate and Camilla have joined forces to greet dignitaries at a luncheon reception for the Governors General of Commonwealth Realms, countries that count the British monarch as head of state.

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The princess was at one point seen placing a sympathetic hand on the arm of Saint Lucia Governor General Cyril Errol Melchiades Charles.

Camilla and Kate also got the chance to spend some time together and were seen unattended at Buckingham Palace on September 17, 2022.

Kate and Camilla at the Commonwealth Reception
Camilla, Queen Consort and Kate Middleton speak at a luncheon reception at Buckingham Palace, in London, England, on September 17, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. Both women have new roles and titles as their husbands stepped forward.
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Kate visits Commonwealth servicemen and participates in funeral

Kate accompanied Prince William on a visit to Army Training Center Pirbright, where they met Commonwealth troops deployed to Britain to attend the Queen’s funeral.

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Soldiers from New Zealand performed the Maori Haka for the couple and also met service personnel from Australia and Canada.

Kate gave an inside look at how the royals themselves handled Elizabeth’s death so close to the platinum anniversary, when her 70th reign was publicly celebrated in June 2022.

She said, “It’s very strange to go from that to this in a few months.”

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Kate Middleton visits Commonwealth troops
Kate Middleton meets with Commonwealth troops at the Pirbright Army Training Center, in Guildford, England, on September 16, 2022. She spoke about the Royal Family’s experience with the Queen’s death.
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Kate joins Prince William at Sandringham

The Princess of Wales met benefactors at the gates of the Sandringham estate, where the Queen spent most of her reign for her Christmas days.

Quoted by the TBENgrieving Fran Morgan, 62, said:[Kate] said she couldn’t believe how many cards and flowers there were. But she also said, ‘I can’t read them all or I’d cry.'”

Kate Middleton meets Sandringham mourners
Kate Middleton receives bouquets of flowers at the entrance to Sandringham House, Queen Elizabeth II’s home in Norfolk, on September 15, 2022.
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Camilla Braves Angry and difficult heels in Cardiff

Charles and Camilla were booed when their car arrived at Llandaff Cathedral, in Cardiff, and the new queen consort also stumbled on her heels, but recovered well.

The pair were seen smiling when they met the benefactors on September 16, 2022, three days before the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19.

Queen Camilla at Cardiff Castle
Camilla, Queen Consort, arrives with King Charles III at Cardiff Castle on September 16, 2022. The couple visited Wales for the first time since the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022.
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