Kate Middleton & Prince William Say Final Farewell to Queen Elizabeth in New Public Statement

Kate Middleton and Prince William on their Caribbean tour.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton are taking a moment to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II one last time.

On Monday, the royal family and the nation said farewell to the monarch during the state funeral service held at Westminster Abbey. Shortly after the ceremony ended, the Prince and Princess of Wales paid tribute to the queen on their joint Twitter account. 

With a black and white photograph of the coffin bearers carrying Her Royal Highness into St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the message read, “Goodbye to a Queen, a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother.”

Just a week ago, William released a special letter on the couple’s Instagram page, where he candidly talked about his relationship with his grandmother. 

“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,” he started the letter.

He continued, “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.”

The prince ended the letter by saying, “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. She was by my side at my happiest moments. And she was by my side during the saddest days of my life.”

Queen Elizabeth and Prince William talking to each other.
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Sending our love to the prince, princess and the rest of the royal family.

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