'Going to blush!' Beaming Kate, Princess of Wales responds to well-wishers outside Windsor

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The four royals were all met with gushing applause and a warm welcome from the crowd which had gathered outside Windsor Castle. At one point, Kate, the Princess of Wales, can be seen patting her cheeks as she chats with one of the well-wishers.  Kate can be seen smiling as she responds: “I’m going to blush!”

Onlookers remained silent as a mark of respect as the two couples read floral tributes to the Queen outside the gates.

Thousands had poured in through the day to leave notes and letters at the gates thanking the late monarch for her service.

The crowds were then heard breaking out in applause and cheers as Kate, William, Harry and Meghan all approached.

The surprise joint appearance of the two couples marks their first public appearance together since the death of the Queen on Thursday.

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This comes amid speculation of a rift between the two couples. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales along with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent nearly 40 minutes speaking the well-wishers. 

The four royals were dressed in all black. 

They were handed several bouquets of flowers from people.

At one point, Meghan could be heard asking one person in the crowd whether she wanted to lay her flowers on the floral tribute display outside the Windsor Castle gates. 

It was “completely unexpected,” according to Sky News royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills.

Referring to the late Queen, Ms Mills added: “You get the sense they are doing it for her.”

BBC’s Jo Couzens reported from the scene at Windsor Castle: “Most had come along to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

“But security placed barriers around the Cambridge Gate entrance and along Long Walk, and people began to question if something was about to happen.

“And we waited. And waited. Then suddenly a cheer went up.

“It was William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan. The crowd roared and cheered as they emerged to look at the flowers left in tribute and speak to the crowds.”



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