Kate Middleton shares Prince Louis' 'extraordinary' reaction to the Queen's death

The Princess of Wales told royal mourners how Prince Louis consoled her following the news of the Queen's passing

Prince Louis reaction to Queen's death - Kate Middleton hugs Prince Louis of Cambridge during the Platinum Pageant on June 05, 2022 in London, England.
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Kate Middleton has recalled Prince Louis' reaction to the news that his great-grandmother, the Queen, had passed away. 

  • While meeting with mourners outside of Winsor Castle, the Princess of Wales detailed Prince Louis' reassuring words about his late great-grandparents.
  • The moment was captured on video, as Kate praised her 'sweet' son for his touching reaction following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • This follows King Charles III’s own walkabout at Buckingham Palace where he also greeted members of the public before giving his first address to the nation.

The Princess of Wales has shared with royal mourners how Prince Louis consoled her after he learned that his great-grandmother, the Queen had died.

After arriving at Windsor Castle, the Prince and Princess of Wales stepped out on a walkabout to meet with those paying tribute to Her Majesty. The couple were joined by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and could be seen looking through the huge array of floral arrangements and cards left outside the gates, before traveling down the line of well-wishers to greet and thank them.

Catherine, Princess of Wales speaks with the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England.

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It was during this time that a conversation Princess Kate had with a member of the public was captured on video. The clip shows her sharing how her youngest son, Prince Louis comforted her after learning of the Queen’s passing.

The mother of three, held her hand to her heart as she said, “My little Louis is just so sweet. He said, 'Mummy don't worry, because she is now with great grandpa'.”


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This follows her husband, Prince William’s own tribute to his grandmother, where he spoke of how grateful he is that his children have memories with her, "that will last their whole lives".

He said in his personal statement, “On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute. So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign.

“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. My wife has had twenty years of her guidance and support. My three children have got to spend holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives.”

Naomi Jamieson
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