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 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.
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 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.
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.”
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.'”
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.
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