Kate says the Queen was ‘looking down on’ us after many rainbow sightings


The Prince and Princess of Wales discussed the many rainbow sightings that occurred after the death of Queen Elizabeth II during a meeting with volunteers and operations staff who worked to organize the incarceration service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

The royal couple visited the Windsor Guildhall on Thursday as part of a number of trips undertaken by members of the royal family to meet groups who contributed to the day of the Queen’s state funeral on Monday.

This special visit, as well as those undertaken by Princess Anne and Prince Edward with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, took place with the permission of King Charles III, with the royal family remaining in mourning until seven days after the funeral. national.

Speaking about the Queen’s death on September 8 at Balmoral Castle, William told a group of volunteers, per The Daily Telegraphhe was shocked to see how many rainbows appeared afterwards.

A rainbow pictured outside Buckingham Palace on the day Queen Elizabeth II died, September 8, 2022. The Princess of Wales, inset, said rainbows were signs that the queen “looked down on us”.
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β€œIn Scotland, how many rainbows appeared? he reportedly asked Kate. “You hardly ever see rainbows up there, but there were five.”

To this, the Princess replied that “Her Majesty looked down on us”.

A number of rainbows have also been spotted at other royal residences following news of the Queen’s death, including at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

Professor and historian Deborah Harkness has commented on the significance of the rainbow as it appeared outside Buckingham Palace, taking for social media for writing:

β€œAs a historian of the early Elizabethan age, I am heartbroken to be in London at this historic moment.

“The 16th century Elizabethans are said to have been looking for signs. This double rainbow appeared over Buckingham Palace moments before the Queen’s death was announced.”

In the early 17th century, Elizabeth I was painted with a rainbow in her hand as a symbol of peace. The “Rainbow Portrait” as it became known became a symbol of Elizabeth’s “Golden Age” of peace and prosperity for England.

In the Christian faith, the rainbow is a symbol of peace and a promise of better times to come. In the Old Testament, God sent a rainbow after the great flood to signify to Noah the end of the period of catastrophe.

Presenter Helena Wilkinson, who was reporting from Windsor Castle when news of the Queen’s death broke, also took to social media to post about a rainbow sighting.

“At Windsor Castle, the Queen’s beloved home, a rainbow has just appeared and the flag has been lowered,” she wrote on Twitter.

Numerous rainbow sightings occurred throughout the days between the Queen’s death and the state funeral on Monday September 19.

The day before the funeral service at Westminster Abbey, a large rainbow was spotted over Westminster, which was widely reported by news crews who had gathered to cover the service the following day .

Joe Porter posted a photo from the scene on social media with the caption: “The most incredible rainbow over the Palace of Westminster on the eve of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

During the last decades of her reign, Elizabeth II earned the nickname “Rainbow Queen” for her array of brightly colored outfits she wore on official occasions to help her be easily spotted in a crowd.

Rainbows weren’t the Prince and Princess of Wales’ only topic of conversation during their efforts to thank staff members who had helped herd the crowds and organize parking and security during the Funeral Day Windsor Elements.

The Prince and Princess of Wales thank the workers
The Prince and Princess of Wales are pictured talking to volunteers and operations staff in Windsor, England, on Thursday.
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Speaking to surveillance organizers, Kate said her three children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, were aware of the additional activity taking place around their home of Windsor.

“It’s the children who have bulging eyes!” she explained.

“They were like ‘I just saw a drone’…and ‘why are there so many parking lots popping up’, they notice it so much.”



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