The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Sandringham

The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, visited Sandringham to meet people after Queen's death
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The Prince and Princess of Wales are visiting Sandringham today. Hundreds of well-wishers have left flowers outside the Norwich gate of Sandringham Estate since the demise of Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal couple went there to meet and greet the well-wishers and see the tributes left by the public members. Over 100,000 tributes, cards, bouquets and teddy bears have been left over the past week.

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Sandringham Estate in Norfolk was always a place very close to The Late Queen’s heart. Her father King George VI was in Sandringham when he died. Her late husband, Prince Philip made the Wood Farm Cottage on the Sandringham Estate his home after his retirement in 2017. The Late Queen used to spend Christmas and winter break at the Sandringham Estate.

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In 2011, when Prince William and Catherine got married, The Late Queen gifted them Anmer Hall on the estate as a wedding gift. Anmer Hall remains the new Prince and Princess of Wales’ family home. The couple’s three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis love spending time at Norfolk Estate.

Prince William and Princess Catherine met well-wishers in Norfolk
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A view of the tributes left by the well-wishers. The Prince and Princess of Wales spoke to several of the 1,000 or so people who gathered to greet them outside the Queen’s Norfolk estate. Prince William told one member of the crowd that he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the outpouring of support. 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.

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Sandringham
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From The Daily Mail’s report,

“Among the 20-deep crowd, retired shop owner Jeffery Malzer, 67, and his wife Ruth, 63, had traveled 4,000 miles from Milwaukee. Wisconsin, to pay their respects. ‘My grandfather served here in the USAF in the war and when we heard of the Queen’s death we knew we had to come,’ he told MailOnline. ‘People in the States love the Queen and it means a lot to us to be here. At least now I’ll be able to say I’ve seen the next King of England.'”

 

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The Princess of Wales helped a young school girl named Elizabeth to put flowers at the front of the gate.

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The Princess of Wales is wearing a black long coat with an Alexander McQueen Ribbed bodice dress (thanks to UFoNoMore for the id), and her Grace Han Love Letter Small Top Handle Bag and The Queen’s Diamond and Pearl Small Earrings and Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Gianvito 105’ Black pumps.

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On Sunday, The Royal Couple stepped out in Windsor to meet and greet the members of the public there. The Queen’s death was not just a shock to the public it came as a sudden shock to the members of the Royal Family also. Jenna Bush, an NBC journalist was scheduled to interview the then Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, for her reading room at Dumfries House in Scotland. The then Prince Charles told her about his dinner with The Queen the night before and how happy everyone was.  Camilla’s flight was delayed so Prince Charles stepped in for the dinner.

 

He [Charles] said: ‘My darling wife is so sad . . . she can’t wait to sit down with you tomorrow,” Bush Hager told the programme, where she hosts an hour-long segment.
And so, you know, I think it was a surprise. I mean, we had a wonderful evening filled with conversation that felt joyful . . . and so I think this was sort of a surprise.
Bush Hager went on to describe how the morning unfolded as they prepared the library at Dumfries House for the interview.
“The next morning we were setting up the interview, we were at their house,” she said. “We were there at 8.30am, the interview was supposed to start around 2pm or 2.30pm, I was supposed to meet with the now Queen Consort around 1.30pm.
“At 12.30pm we heard sort of running up and down the halls and it was her team and his team . . . they came in and said can you please be quiet there’s a call — we were right by then Prince Charles’s, now King Charles III’s, office . . . And then all of a sudden we heard a helicopter. They said the Queen is ill and they have gone and rushed off to be with her.”
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The Prime Minister was informed of The Queen’s death at 4:30 PM while The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of York, The Earl, and the Countess of Wessex was still on road. The sudden demise of the beloved Queen meant the country and the realms saw a new Monarch ascending to the throne – King Charles III. And The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were declared the Prince and Princess of Wales by the King the next day.  You can read more about how the events unfolded since Buckingham Palace first announced that Her Majesty is under Medical supervision here.

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The nation has been grieving the loss of its beloved Queen. To meet and greet as many people as possible ahead of the State Funeral on Monday, today the working members of the Royal family visited different places.

 

With William and Catherine visiting Norfolk, The Earl and Countess of Wessex headed towards Manchester.

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Princess Anne and Sir Tim Lawrence returned to Scotland where they met with the representatives of the Queen’s patronages in Glasgow.

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Yesterday, The Royal Family passed The Queen’s Coffin to the state for the State Lying-in at the Westminster Abbey after receiving the Coffin at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening.

Since then thousands of mourners have paid their respect to The Queen at the Palace of Westminster Abbey. Earlier today, The Royal Family shared a message for the public.

“His Majesty The King and the Royal Family wish to send their sincere gratitude for the messages of condolence received from around the world. The Royal Family has been deeply moved by the global response and affection shown for The Queen as people join them in mourning the loss of Her Majesty.”


 

The State Funeral service for The Queen will take place on Monday at 11 am. The coffin will be carried on the State Gun Carriage, from the Royal Navy, the first use for Queen Victoria, then King George V, King George VI, and Winston Churchill.

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