It seems Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a rather touching moment reuniting with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Day service.
This marked the first time the Cambridges have been seen together in public with Prince Charles and Camilla since the Queen expressed her wish for Camilla to take the title Queen Consort when Charles takes the throne.
William and Kate gave a warm greeting to the senior royal couple, with both of them bending down to kiss Camilla on the cheek as they waited for the beginning of the service. Kate bent down to embrace her step-mother-in-law twice, she even affectionately placed her arm with her left hand in a very tender gesture.
It seems the royals were in a good mood at the event, William was seen laughing with Camilla while Charles and Kate were engulfed in an animated discussion.
Other guests who were seen in attendance included Princess Alexandra, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Sir KeirStamer and David Walliams.
However, the Queen herself was unable to attend the event, the first time Her Majesty had missed the event in nearly a decade. Queen Elizabeth last missed the event in 2013, while she recovered from a nasty bout of gastroenteritis.
It seems the decision for the Queen to miss the event was due to a precautionary measure after recovering from coronavirus.
This year’s service was themed as ‘Delivering A Common Future’ – the Commonwealth’s continued commitment to delivering a prosperous future for all members, the service also celebrated Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Year.