Kate and Camilla mourn Queen Elizabeth II: in pictures


Kate Middleton and Camilla have greeted mourners and supported the monarchy as Britain prepares to say a final farewell to its longest reigning monarch.

The new Princess of Wales and the Queen Consort shared a car as their husbands Prince Willian and King Charles III walked in procession behind Queen Elizabeth II en route to Westminster Hall where he has been in state since Wednesday September 14 .

Since then, the two women have stood alongside their husbands to meet the public and perform royal duties at a time of public mourning.

Kate Middleton stands in front of a flag during a visit to the Pirbright Army Training Center in Guildford, England on September 16, 2022 during the official mourning of Queen Elizabeth II. Camille, queen consort, [inset] joined King Charles III on a visit to Belfast, September 13, 2022.
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Kate and Camilla meet at a Commonwealth reception

Kate and Camilla joined forces to greet dignitaries at a lunchtime reception for the Governors General of the Commonwealth realms, countries which include the British monarch as head of state.

At one point, the Princess was seen laying a sympathetic hand on the arm of the Governor General of Saint Lucia, Cyril Errol Melchiades Charles.

Camilla and Kate were also lucky enough to spend time together and were seen chatting in an unsupervised moment, at Buckingham Palace on September 17, 2022.

Kate and Camilla at the Commonwealth reception
Camilla, the Queen Consort and Kate Middleton speak during a lunch reception at Buckingham Palace, London, England on September 17, 2022, two days before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. Both women have new roles and titles as their husbands have come forward.
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Kate visits the Commonwealth Army and attends the funeral

Kate joined Prince William for a visit to Pirbright Army Training Center where they met Commonwealth troops deployed to Britain to attend the Queen’s funeral.

New Zealand soldiers performed the Maori Haka for the couple and they also met with Australian and Canadian servicemen.

Kate gave a window into how the Royal Family itself dealt with Elizabeth’s death so close to the Platinum Jubilee, when her 70-year reign was publicly celebrated in June 2022.

She said: “To go from this to this in a matter of months is very strange.”

Kate Middleton visits Commonwealth troops
Kate Middleton meets Commonwealth troops at Army Training Center Pirbright, Guildford, England on September 16, 2022. She spoke about the Royal Family’s experience of the Queen’s death.
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Kate joins Prince William at Sandringham

The Princess of Wales met well-wishers at the gates of Sandringham Estate where the Queen spent Christmas for most of her reign.

Quoted by MailOnlineMourner Fran Morgan, 62, said: “[Kate] said she couldn’t believe how many cards and flowers there were. But she also said, “I can’t read them all or I’ll cry.”

Kate Middleton meets Sandringham mourners
Kate Middleton receives bouquets of flowers at the entrance to Sandringham House, the Norfolk home of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 15, 2022.
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Camilla braves boos and difficult heels in Cardiff

Charles and Camilla were booed when their car arrived at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, and the new queen consort also tripped over her heels but recovered well.

The couple were seen smiling as they met well-wishers on September 16, 2022, three days before the Queen’s funeral on Monday September 19.

Queen Camilla at Cardiff Castle
Camilla, Queen Consort, arrives at Cardiff Castle with King Charles III on September 16, 2022. The couple were visiting Wales for the first time since the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022.
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