It is a sad and busy period for the royal family following the death of Queen Elizabeth on Thursday. Prince William and Kate Middleton, now going by their titles of Prince and Princess of Wales, reunited with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the four royals headed to Windsor for an emotional outing.
According to reports, Harry and Meghan joined the royal pair after the Prince of Wales personally extended an invitation to them. The two couples greeted royal fans as they congregated to mourn the death of the 96-year-old monarch who died “peacefully” in Balmoral.
When they arrived, all of them in black outfits, the royals stopped and shook hands with some of the royal fans gathered outside standing behind a barrier. The four royals looked quite somber as they made their way around the crowds, escorted by police protection.
Both Kate and Meghan went with smart black dresses, while Prince William and Prince Harry wore simple black suits. The crow broke into applause when the royals were seen together as the came closer to greet some of the fans there. The Princess of Wales approached a crying child, who stopped when she grew nearer.
This is anunfortunate way for the two royal couples to reunite after some time, as all of the Queen’s immediate royal family went to Balmoral, arriving in time for the Queen to spend her last moments surrounded by all those she loves. As everyone is still not over the initial shock of the death of the Queen, still Kate and William released a statement on their social media accounts.
Taking to Instagram, the duo penned: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
As Prince William and Kate have already been given their new roles and titles, their official Twitter account @KensingtonRoyal now refers to the couple as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.
Wiliiam’s father, Prince Charles, has now acceded to the throne following the death of his mother. Queen Elizabeth II, 96, was the longest-reigning monarch, having been on the throne for exactly 70 years.
After the death of Her Majesty The Queen, His Majesty The King has decreed that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral.