Nicholl additionally noticed that the attendance of Kate and William’s two eldest kids, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, was a deliberate selection on the couple’s half. (Too younger to fairly perceive the importance of what was taking place, Kate later stated, 4-year-old Prince Louis remained at house.)
It despatched out “such a strong message about dynasty, about succession, in regards to the safety of the succession,” Nicholl stated, “and I do not imagine that William and Kate for a second would have made that call frivolously. Anybody with younger kids is aware of that, to take them to a funeral, is a giant choice. However notably to a funeral that the world, fairly actually, is watching.”
Although to 1 diploma or one other, the identical might be stated each time Kate leaves the palace gates.
Whereas she and William had been greeting well-wishers exterior Cardiff Citadel final June, a girl informed the then-Duchess of Cambridge that she’ll be “a superb Princess of Wales” sooner or later, the trade captured on video by an onlooker. Kate graciously thanked her, including, as she gestured towards William, “I am in good palms.”