Losing a grandparent is always difficult. But that one of them is one of the most famous people in the world certainly complicates the mourning even more. That’s exactly what Princes Harry and William are going through right now. Less than a week after the queen’s state funeral, life returns to normal. Meghan and Harry have returned to the United States and are reunited with their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1. Kate Middleton and the prince william continue to fulfill their royal obligations despite the complicated period they are going through.
But it wasn’t much of a trip for the Prince and Princess of Wales. Kate and William traveled to Windsor on Thursday 22nd September to meet the many volunteers and operational staff without whom the Queen’s farewell would not have been possible. The parents of George, 9, Charlotte, 7 and Louis, 4 warmly thanked them for their discretion, their involvement and the efficiency they showed during the Sovereign’s funeral.
Prince William and Kate Middleton certainly looked good, but they struggled to hide the pain they still feel today. The Duke of Cambridge has also often stated that his memories and “episodes of sadness“that he could not control as reported by the daily mail. Showing appreciation to the people who made those painful times a little easier was therefore paramount for the future King of England.
Despite the sadness, Prince William and Kate Middleton are moving on. They have lost nothing of their smile, their good humor and their legendary friendliness. The couple shook hands, took the time to sit down and listen to what each had to say between two complicit and comforting laughs. One more proof, if necessary, that Kate Middleton and Prince William know how to honor the Crown in all circumstances.