Queen Elizabeth II is dead. Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan together in front of Windsor Castle

In a personal statement, Prince William thanked his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday, for her kindness, support and example that she gave. The new heir to the British throne, along with Princess Kate, as well as his younger brother, Prince Harry and his wife – Princess Meghan, left together on Saturday in front of Windsor Castle.

Heir to the British throne, Prince William and his wife, Princess Kate and his younger brother, Prince Harry and his wife, Duchess of Meghan, appeared outside Windsor Castle to view the flowers laid in front of the gate after Queen Elizabeth II’s death. They also approached the gathered people, talking to them and shaking hands.

William and Harry and their wives walked outside Windsor CastleReuters

Since Harry and Meghan announced their resignation as members in early 2020 royal family and left for USAwhere Meghan comes from, the relationship between the brothers was very cool. As the British media pointed out, they had not met each other before going to their dying grandmother on Thursday, although due to Harry’s visit to the UK, they were both staying on the grounds of the Windsor Castle, just a few hundred meters away. meters apart.

Harry arrived on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotlandwhere Elizabeth II was the last to die, and he was the first to leave the next morning.

Prince William and Princess Kate in front of Windsor CastleReuters

Prince William: my grandmother said the famous words that regret is the price we pay for love

Prince William also made a personal statement on social media on Saturday. The heir to the British throne wrote that “on Thursday the world lost an extraordinary leader whose devotion to the country, the Kingdoms and the Commonwealth of Nations was absolute.” “So much will be said in the coming days about the importance of her historic reign. I, however, lost my grandmother. And while I will mourn her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful,” he said.

He emphasized that in the fifth decade of his life he benefited from the wisdom and encouragement of the queen, his wife had been under her care and support for 20 years, and their three children spent holidays with her, creating memories that will last for their entire lives. He added that she was at his side in the happiest and saddest days of his life.

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William in June 2012 PAP / EPA / ANDY RAIN

“I knew that day would come, but it will be a while before the reality of life without grandma is really felt. I thank her for the kindness she has shown to my family and me. And I thank her on behalf of my generation for providing an example of service and dignity in public life. who was from a different era, but always important to all of us “- added the new heir to the throne.

“My grandmother said the famous words that regret is the price we pay for love. All the sadness we will feel in the coming weeks will be a testimony of the love we felt for our extraordinary Queen. I will honor her memory by supporting my father, the King, in every possible way “- he assured.

Main photo source: Reuters

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