Prince and Princess of Wales share the moment they believed the Queen was ‘looking down’ on them

Sep 26, 2022
Prince William had a very close bond with his late grandmother, the Queen. Source: Getty

A number of rainbows appeared across the skies of the United Kingdom, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a phenomenon that the newly named Prince and Princess of Wales believe was a sign that the late Monarch was still watching over the country she once ruled and loved.

During a meeting with volunteers and staff members who helped organise the Queen’s funeral, Prince William and Princess Catherine remarked that the royal family had felt the late Monarch’s presence when five rainbows appeared in Balmoral, Scotland, the day after the Queen’s death.

The Union flag was lowered on Windsor Castle as a rainbow covers the sky following the Queen’s death. Source: Getty.

During the meeting, William had asked his wife how many rainbows had appeared in Scotland, saying: “You hardly ever see rainbows up there, but there were five”.

“Her Majesty was looking down on us,” Catherine replied.

However, per People, the colourful arches had not only appeared in Balmoral but were also spotted at two of the nation’s historical landmarks.

According to the publication, following the announcement of the Queen’s death on September 8, a double rainbow was seen over Buckingham Palace, then a day before her state funeral on September 18, another rainbow emerged from the clouds over the Palace of Westminster, where the Queen was Lying-in-State.

A double rainbow was spotted outside Buckingham Palace. Source: Getty

In the same meeting, Wiliam opened up about the grief he feels following his grandmother’s passing while revealing “certain moments” that have caught him off guard.

While chatting with one volunteer, Prince William revealed that despite the difficulty of the last few days he found comfort in the public’s outpouring of support.

“If you flip it on its head, it is always very comforting that so many people care. It makes it a lot better,” he said.

“There are certain moments that catch you out. You are prepared for all, but certain moments catch you out.”

He then went on to disclose that the vast number of Paddington Bears left in tribute to the Queen from an adoring public left him “choked up”.

“It is the things you don’t expect that get to you,” he said.

As the royal family observes their period of mourning, the Prince and Princes of Wales have been meeting with staff and volunteers who “worked so tirelessly” to organise Her Majesty’s funeral.

More than 26 million people in the UK alone watched Her Majesty’s funeral service, with Westminster Abbey hosting one of the largest gatherings of world leaders and becoming one of the biggest ceremonial events since World War II.

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