Prince William has spoken out about his grief for the first time since the Queen’s funeral.
On September 19, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at St George’s Chapel in Windsor following an emotional funeral service at Westminster Abbey in London.
Now, Prince William and Kate, who became the Prince and Princess of Wales after the Queen’s death, paid a visit to the staff and volunteers who helped the royals prepare for the burial.
Addressing the personnel at Windsor Guildhall, the couple thanked everyone for their service before admitting he found himself choking up and fighting back tears when he saw tributes to the late monarch.
As the prince added, it was the Paddington Bear tributes that had a special impact on him.
“It is the things you don’t expect that get to you. It is always very comforting that so many people care. It makes it a lot better,” the future King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms said.
“There are certain moments that catch you out. You are prepared for all but certain moments catch you out.”
Kate and William also took the opportunity to thank all participants for helping organize the ceremony and the mourners who watched the Queen’s procession.
While members of the Royal Family are not expected to take on royal engagements during the mourning period, which will end on Monday, Prince William has already recommenced his royal duties with a pre-recorded speech at the Earthshot Prize summit in New York.
It was previously reported that the Prince wanted to attend the event in person before canceling the appearance after the Queen’s death.
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