Duke and Duchess of Sussex join Prince and Princess of Wales at Windsor Castle – in pictures

A CROWD at Windsor Castle broke out into applause as the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex approached members of the public and spoke to them.

William was seen speaking intently to a member of the crowd, at one moment shaking a woman’s hand. Both William and Kate could be seen thanking members of the crowd.

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Kate crouched down at one moment and began speaking to a child who had started to cry. The child stopped crying when Kate approached her.

Banita Ranow, 28, among the crowd on the Long Walk, said she heard Kate tell children next to her about what her youngest son Louis had said about the Queen’s death.

She said Kate told the children: “Louis said at least Grannie is with great grandpa now.”

Ms Ranow said Kate was “welling up” as she spoke to the children.

The well-wisher from west London also spoke of her surprise at seeing the two brothers and their wives together, adding: “It was really nice.”

Her mother Baljinder Ranow, 64, said it was “fabulous”, adding: “It was so beautiful to see.”

She said: “I felt so emotional and I felt the Queen would have loved it. I just hope in the future they remain like that and that the brothers come together, and the families.”

Meghan was also seen shaking the hands of several children and well-wishers at Windsor.

The duke and duchess were handed bunches of flowers by the crowd which they both accepted.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales were also given bunches of flowers by members of the crowd at Windsor Castle as one visitor waved a Welsh flag in the background.

At one moment, a small Paddington Bear was given to William, which he passed on to an aide.

He was seen lightly touching Kate’s back at one moment as she crouched down again to speak to a child at the front of the gates.

The crowd was heard chatting excitedly and taking photographs as William and Kate and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stopped to speak to each person at the front of the barriers.

The royal couples walked along separately from one another, with William and Kate speaking to people on one side of the road and Harry and Meghan speaking to people on the other side of the road.

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It is thought that this is the first time the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have all been in public together since Commonwealth Day in 2020.

Well-wishers and the media were surprised to see Meghan and Harry with William and Kate as they viewed floral tributes to the late Queen at Windsor Castle.

But a royal source said the new Prince of Wales asked his brother and his wife to join them in viewing the tributes.

A royal source said “The Prince of Wales invited the duke and duchess to join him and the Princess of Wales earlier.”

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