Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were ‘beady eyes’ over spotting aerial drones used as part of the security operation for the Queen’s funeral, the Princess of Wales revealed yesterday.
Kate, 40, spoke to the team of staff and volunteers from Windsor Guildhall, Berkshire, who were involved in coordinating funeral services for Her Majesty on Monday.
She explained that Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, were particularly observant about the drones in the sky.
The Prince and Princess of Wales previously said they wanted to ‘keep things as normal as possible’ for their three children after the Queen’s death, according to reports.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were ‘beady eyes’ over spotting aerial drones used as part of the Queen’s funeral security operation, the Princess of Wales (pictured) revealed yesterday
She explained that Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, (pictured together in June) were particularly observant about the drones in the sky.
The prince, 40, added that although they had not been awakened by any of the 3am rehearsals in preparation for the funeral, younger ears in the family may have been awakened.
It comes as Prince William was able to watch Paddington pay tribute to the Queen on a telephone during his first royal engagement after the funeral of the late monarch yesterday.
He and Kate thanked people who had attended Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in Windsor.
The Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte and Prince George attend the Queen’s state funeral and funeral
King Charles III and members of the Royal Family follow behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, draped in the royal standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s Orb and Scepter, as it is carried from Westminster Abbey after her State Funeral
The couple shared a lovely video of the engagement on their official Instagram page, posting: ‘Thank you to everyone who has worked so tirelessly to ensure that everyone who has visited Windsor over the past two weeks has had a safe and positive experience.
“It was a pleasure to meet only a small number of staff and volunteers today – we are immensely grateful for all your efforts.”
In the clip, Kate and Prince William were seen beaming as they spoke to volunteers, studying tribute to the late monarch.
Elsewhere on the engagement, the Princess of Wales said she believed the late Queen looked down on them when five rainbows appeared in the sky over Balmoral.
The State Gun Carriage pictured with the Queen’s coffin as it left Westminster Abbey on Monday
Kate, who chose to wear her £2,150 recycled Dolce & Gabbana collarless long coat in black, made the comment as she and William thanked people who had attended Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in Windsor.
It came as the Royals noted upon seeing the colorful weather phenomenon while spending time in Scotland.
The Prince of Wales said they were surprised by the unusual sight, adding: ‘How many rainbows have appeared in Scotland? You hardly ever see rainbows there, but there were five of them.’ Kate smiled as she replied, “Her Majesty looked down on us.”
And during the engagement, the first personal engagement for the Prince and Princess of Wales since the state funeral, William said he was “suffocated” when he saw the tribute to his grandmother Paddington Bear, but found comfort in publicly showing support for the royal. family.
The Imperial State Crown is removed from the Queen’s coffin on Monday during a service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle
The breathtaking skies on Sunday seemed to be saying a final goodbye to the monarch, who has been a central figurehead of the country for more than 70 years and Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
Elizabeth was synonymous with Windsor Castle, where rainbows also appeared, and where she spent much of her time, especially after the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip, last April.
And the rainbows could also be seen above the queue, where about 250,000 mourners queued all night to see the queen in state.
Her Majesty also gave her name to the Big Ben clock tower, which was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark her Diamond Jubilee, and also witnessed the stunning phenomenon.