A reporter at the scene spoke to a woman who had met William on Thursday and said the prince told her that his grandmother’s death brought back memories of his mother’s death, Diana, Princess of Wales,
William and his brother Prince Harry walk in a procession behind Diana’s coffin after her death following a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997.
“He told us that yesterday was particularly difficult and reminded him of his mother’s funeral of Diana after the coffin,” said Jane Wells, who had come to Sandringham to plant flowers for the Queen. “He said it was very difficult.”
Wells continued, “I said, ‘Your mom would be so proud of you and thank you for sharing her grief with us,’ and he added, ‘I’m learning that she was everyone’s grandmother, the way people do. has responded.'”
Another man in the crowd told William that he was close to tears, to which he replied, according to reports, “Don’t cry now. You’ll get me started.”
William and Kate see an overflowing tribute of flowers for the Queen outside the gates of Sandringham, located close to their own country home, Anmer Hall, where they spend time as a family with their three children, Princess George and Louis and Princess Charlotte,
It is believed that Kate wore a pair of diamond and pearl droplets to Norfolk that belonged to the Queen.
Norfolk is located about 100 miles from Windsor, England, where William and Kate now have their primary home on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the Queen also spent most of her 70-year reign.
In the 24 hours since the Queen’s coffin was carried from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, thousands have lined up in London to pay their respects. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch,
The Queen’s coffin will remain in state at Westminster Hall until her funeral at Westminster Abbey on 19 September.
Tributes like William and Kate, seen at Sandringham in the weeks since the Queen’s death, have risen across Britain.
Anne traveled with her mother’s coffin earlier this week from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to London, where the Queen died.
The Queen’s youngest child Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, spent time in Manchester, England on Thursday, where they looked at tributes left at St Ann’s Square and met with members of the community.
Her state funeral is due to begin at Westminster Abbey at 11 a.m. local time on Monday, making the Queen the first sovereign to be cremated there since 1760.