Prince William, Kate Middleton Honor Prince Philip After Funeral

Prince William and Duchess Kate placed on a united entrance whereas attending his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday, April 17.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared solemn as they sat facet by facet at St George’s Chapel through the service. Kate, 39, paid tribute to the late royal’s spouse, Queen Elizabeth II, together with her outfit, donning the queen’s pearl necklace, which was beforehand lent to William’s late mom, Princess Diana.

William, 38, was a part of Philip’s procession on Saturday, alongside his older cousin, Peter Phillips, and youthful brother, Prince Harry, who flew in from California to be in attendance.

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge through the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in St George’s Chapel on April 17, 2021. Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

Following the funeral, the Cambridges honored the previous naval cadet by way of their official Instagram web page.

“The Duke of Edinburgh was a loyal consort to Her Majesty The Queen for almost 70 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 till his loss of life,” they captioned a series of photos from the heartbreaking occasion. “Today’s ceremony was a mirrored image of The Duke’s navy affiliations and private components of His Royal Highness’s life.”

Philip died on April 9 on the age of 99. His funeral was held at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Prior to the ceremony, William launched a press release in honor of Philip.

“I’ll at all times be grateful that my spouse had so a few years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he confirmed her,” he wrote by way of Instagram on Monday, April 12. “I’ll by no means take without any consideration the particular recollections my youngsters will at all times have of their great-grandpa coming to gather them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of journey in addition to his mischievous sense of humour!”

William added that he and Kate will “proceed to do what he would have needed and can help The Queen within the years forward.”

Members of the royal household — together with Harry — gathered to mourn Philip on Saturday. William’s youthful brother, 36,returned to the U.Ok. earlier this month for the primary time since his and spouse Meghan Markle‘s tell-all interview aired in March. The 39-year-old former actress, who’s pregnant together with her and Harry’s second baby, didn’t journey from the United States for the funeral as a result of she is “too far alongside to fly and it is really useful she relaxation within the ultimate months,” in keeping with an insider.

Us Weekly solely revealed final month that Kate aided William through the aftermath of Harry and Meghan’s claims in opposition to the royals. “Kate’s used to all eyes being on her,” a supply advised Us on the time. “Being in a powerful, stable marriage to William helps. They lean on one another for help throughout tough occasions and can speak via their issues. She’s been her husband’s pillar of energy all through this complete ordeal.”

Prince William, Duchess Kate Honor 'Devoted' Prince Philip After Sitting Side by Side at His Funeral
Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge through the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in St George’s Chapel on April 17, 2021. Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

A second insider added: “Kate is a pure chief who has a powerful potential to stay composed, even throughout probably the most difficult conditions.”

William and Kate equally banded collectively when informing their youngsters — Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2 — about Philip’s loss of life. “William advised George, Charlotte and Louis that Prince Philip has ‘gone to heaven’ and ‘is an angel now,'” a royal insider advised Us earlier this week. “They’re nonetheless so younger so he and Kate needed to allow them to down gently.”

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