William and Kate, in their new role as Prince and Princess of Wales, were in Windsor to thank the many volunteers who as stewards on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s solemn state funeral made a fundamental contribution to the police forces to control the over 100,000 people arrived to witness, especially along the road known as Long Walk, the passage of the coffin of the sovereign towards the royal castle. This is the first public appearance of the dukes after the funeral: like the other members of the Windsor house, they are in mourning until next Monday.
“They have been busy days – said William – and you guys have worked for many hours, so thank you very much”. While Kate, referring to the large influx of people for the queen’s funeral, said: “It is incredible to think of how many have come to pay homage to her”. The royal couple also spoke to Windsor Castle staff who handled the thousands of floral tributes left by their subjects.
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