Prince William has revealed joining the solemn procession as his late grandmother made her final journey from Buckingham Palace on Wednesday brought back memories of walking behind his beloved mother’s coffin in 1997. Roya Nikkhah, Sunday Times royal editor, tweeted: “The Prince of Wales has said walking in the #Queen’s cortège yesterday brought back memories of walking behind his mother’s coffin for Diana’s funeral procession in 1997 when William was 15, while viewing tributes to #QueenElizabethII in Sandringham with the Princess of Wales.”
William, now the Prince of Wales, and his brother Harry had walked behind the coffin of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales during her funeral in 1997 and the Duke of Sussex later said “I don’t think any child should be asked to do that”.
The Prince of Wales’ heartbreaking admission comes as he arrived at the main gates to Sandringham House in Norfolk to view floral tributes to the Queen with his wife Kate.
Thousands of well-wishers turned out to see William and Kate look at the sea of flowers left for the late monarch by the Norwich Gates.
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