The couple’s photographed reunion in Windsor did not include the Sussex children nor Kate and William’s kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis—who all now have Wales as their surname. The adults’ appearance came several hours after William, the new heir to the throne, joined Charles at an Accession Council ceremony in London, where the new monarch was formally proclaimed the new King of the United Kingdom.
William and Harry both traveled separately to try to see the queen before her passing, following a Buckingham Palace alert that she had fallen ill, but multiple outlets have reported that only Charles and his sister Princess Anne were able to make it in time. Kate and Meghan did not join their husbands on their trip to Scotland.
Earlier on Sept. 10, William shared a tribute to his late grandmother on Instagram. “On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute,” he wrote. “So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign.”
He continued, “I, however, have lost a grandmother. And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of The Queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade.”
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