Prince William and Kate Middleton praise the Queen with International Women’s Day tribute

Mar 09, 2022
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall also paid special tribute to the Queen for International Women's Day. Source: Getty

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have praised the Queen in a touching tribute to the monarch for 2022’s International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated March 8.

Taking to Instagram and Twitter to acknowledge the Queen’s legacy, Kate and William shared a compilation of eight moving photographs of the Queen as they praised her record-breaking “extraordinary reign”.

“In this very special #PlatinumJubilee year, we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen and her historic 70 years of service on #IWD2022,” the post wrote.

“Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and Head of State, The Queen’s extraordinary reign has been longer than any other monarch in British history – inspiring a nation and dedicating her life to the service of the Commonwealth and its people.”

The compilation of images included decades-old photographs of the Queen in black and white, emphasising just how far the world has come since the beginning of the Queen’s reign 70 years ago.

But Kate and William weren’t the only royal couple to pay special tribute to the Queen yesterday, with Charles, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall also acknowledging the Queen’s remarkable reign with an identical post.

Yesterday, The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, hosted a special Women of the World (WOW) event – a global women’s rights movement working towards building a more gender-equal world. Camilla is the current President of WOW’s annual festival “that celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential” as described by Clarence House.

The event was held at the Duchess’s home at Clarence House, where a number of inspirational women shared their personal stories.

Among the many guests invited, The Duchess engaged with actress Emerald Fennel, the woman who plays Camilla in the Netflix drama, The Crown.

In Camilla’s speech during the event, she acknowledged the vast time it would take “to close the gender gap worldwide” and thanked those who had fought for gender equality “for decades”.

“There remain vast strides to be made – on the current trajectory, we will need more than 135 years to close the gender gap worldwide – but let us take a moment to thank the women and men who have, for decades, fought hard for justice and equality,” said The Duchess.

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