The Prince & Princess of Wales Visit Sandringham

The Prince and Princess of Wales traveled to Sandringham as we speak to view tributes honoring the late Queen Elizabeth II.

They had been on the Norwich Gates, the principle entrance to the property.

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Mourners have been leaving flowers, playing cards and presents on the Norwich Gates for the reason that much-loved monarch handed away on the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8.

Today, William and Kate joined the 1000’s who’ve paused to replicate on her life beneath the towering iron gates, two miles from their nation retreat at Anmer Hall.

This offers you a way of what number of flowers have been left on the website. 

The folks have been coming since information broke of the Queen’s demise. This is a scene from final week.

This is from the weekend.

We return to as we speak’s actions.

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Mourners on the royal property didn’t know the Prince and Princess had been coming till earlier this morning.

Upon discovering out, many stayed and the group packed out the obstacles from about 9am.

Some might recall that the Wales household’s nation dwelling, Anmer Hall, is on the Sandringham property. It can also be the place the royal household celebrated Christmas with the Queen and the place Prince Philip spent a lot of his time after retiring. Below, HM after attending church companies at St. Mary Magdalene Church in 2014.

Princess Charlotte was christened at St. Mary Magdalene in July 2015, one in every of many pleased events The Queen loved at Sandringham.

It can also be the place HM’s father, King George VI, died. Below, is his coffin because it arrived in London following the journey from Sandringham. The second photograph on this montage reveals The Queen’s coffin at RAF Northolt.  

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Returning to as we speak’s occasions and the Prince and Princess of Wales’s go to to the nation property.

The Princess learn a few of the messages and playing cards left on the website.

Here is a video from Hello Canada

The couple appeared very touched by the emotions shared in messages on playing cards and connected to flowers. 

A more in-depth look by Prince William. 

Another view. 

There are requested pointers for what folks carry to the totally different tribute websites from the Royal Parks, the company overseeing the administration of the tributes at royal residences.

More from a House Beautiful story. 

‘Any type of floral tribute is appropriate,’ The Royal Parks clarify. ‘In the pursuits of sustainability, we ask guests to solely lay natural or compostable materials.’

Please take away wrapping from flowers earlier than your arrival, nonetheless, bins shall be offered for these unable to take action. Removing the wrapping will help within the longevity of the flowers

The Royal Parks have requested folks cease bringing Paddington Bears and marmalade sandwiches to the residences, in addition to different gadgets. This is from the Royal Parks site

We would favor guests to not carry non-floral objects/artefacts equivalent to teddy bears or balloons. Cards and labels will, nonetheless, be accepted and shall be periodically eliminated by The Royal Parks’ workers and contractors for storage offsite. This course of shall be carried out with discretion and sensitivity.

Visitors are requested to not depart artefacts in every other areas of the parks.

The duo additionally frolicked talking with well-wishers.   

People had been keen to talk with each royals.

The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English reports, “The Prince of Wales admitted to crowds at Sandringham as we speak that he was haunted by reminiscences of his mom’s funeral as he walked behind The Queen’s coffin.”

From the BBC’s coverage.

Among these he spoke to was receptionist Jane Wells, from Long Sutton in Lincolnshire, who stated she had informed the prince how proud his mom would have been of him.

“He stated how laborious it was yesterday as a result of it introduced again reminiscences of his mom’s funeral,” she stated.

Caroline Barwick-Walters, of Neath in Wales, stated she informed Prince William “thanks for sharing your grief with the nation”, and that he replied “she was everyone’s grandmother”.

Richard Palmer of The Express reports Prince William informed a girl sympathizing with him at Sandringham that the procession yesterday had been “very troublesome”….. He informed one other lady: “Don’t cry now, you’ll begin me.”

It is an terrible lot to soak up, particularly when in public and circumstances are such that you simply turn out to be the repository for others’ grief.  

The Princess and well-wishers.

Another view. 

Roya Nikkhah of The Sunday Times reports, “The Princess of Wales informed a well-wisher that Prince George understands the lack of their great-grandmother, however Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis much less so.”

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Bex Neeve, 44, from the county of Norfolk, waited over two hours to see the couple and shared a number of phrases with them.

“William stated he thinks Monday shall be laborious,” Neeve tells PEOPLE. “Kate stated it’s been overwhelming and she or he and William are very grateful for everybody being right here. She was emotional. They appeared like they had been right here to absorb all of the love.”

The Princess discovered a number of children and infants within the crowd, together with this little lady.

There had been moments of levity as we speak. 

The Prince posed for a selfie. 

The Princess was given a number of bouquets.

Prince William spoke with college students from Howard Junior School in King’s Lynn, about six miles from Sandringham.

In this video posted by the varsity, you’ll be able to hear the Prince communicate with college students about his grandmother, Paddington Bear, and Corgis.

The Princess additionally spoke with college students. 

She requested one of many college students if she wish to place flowers and a delicate Corgi toy up with the opposite tributes. Eight-year-old Elizabeth Sulkovska stated she wish to try this. 

Elizabeth and the Princess.

A video. 

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School head Gregory Hill stated he had been taking events of pupils to see the flowers at Sandringham.

“We need as many youngsters as doable to expertise this,” he stated.

“Elizabeth was overwhelmed, she cried with pleasure at being chosen,” stated Mr Hill. “It’s only a great, wonderful alternative.”

Elizabeth with the corgi. 

Elizabeth spoke in regards to the expertise. 

NOTE: I’m guessing neither the royals nor others knew in regards to the Royal Parks’ request that folks not depart stuffed animals on the tribute websites. 

A gentleman who was at Sandringham, Dan Campbell, shared a few of the images he took. 

The Princess carried her Grace Han Love Letter Top-Handled Bag and appeared to have on her Gianvito Rossi 105 black suede pumps. She wore the diamond and pearl earrings that had been a present from the Queen, and the cross pendant we’ve seen beforehand. Several of us suppose she is carrying a brand new Catherine Walker coat.   


The Prince and Princess of Wales weren’t the one royals out and about as we speak. Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Tim Laurence, returned to Scotland, the place they visited Glasgow. More from this Times of London story

The Princess Royal comforted these mourning the demise of her mom as she was greeted by crowds in Glasgow.

Princess Anne provided phrases of comfort to people who gathered in George Square this morning within the coronary heart of Scotland’s largest metropolis. She seen floral tributes to the Queen which had been left outdoors the town chambers, the place a e book on condolence has been opened.

After getting into Glasgow’s civic headquarters the Princess Royal, 72, was entertained by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, who carried out the normal ballad Loch Lomond. She then spent about an hour chatting with representatives from charities about their work and the help they obtained from her late mom.

Another view. 
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Below, the Princess Royal is greeted by a crowd of well-wishers in a photograph shared by The Guardian’s Libby Brooks.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex traveled to Manchester. Their first cease was the Manchester Central Library, the place they checked out playing cards and different tributes to the late Queen.

The couple then visited St. Ann’s Square.

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In a sunny Manchester, Edward and his spouse, Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, charmed the crowds of people that had gathered in St Ann’s Square, many solely simply discovering out that the go to was being made.

Edward laid flowers and thanked volunteers who had been serving to occasions run easily. They each chatted to crowds, noticeably taking their time.

A video as Sophie greets a few of the well-wishers.

The ultimate cease within the itinerary as we speak was the Manchester Cathedral, the place they lit candles for the Queen.

They additionally learn the Cathedral’s books of condolence and seen pictures of the Queen’s go to to the Cathedral in 2021.

One different temporary observe: for these maintaining monitor of the size of the road to see HM at Westminster, the Lying-in-State Queue Tracker now reveals the road at 4.9 miles.

You can watch the Lying-in-State dwell from Westminster Hall via this Sky News link, this BBC feed, or this ITV feed. (It seems to me like they’re all taking the identical feed.) 



  • At 6:30 am the lying-in-state ends and Westminster is closed to the general public. 
  • At 10:44 am, the coffin shall be loaded on the gun carriage and brought to the Abbey.
  • As the service wraps up, Last Post shall be performed, and there shall be a two-minute silence within the Abbey and throughout the nation.
  • The ultimate aspect of that service shall be a lament performed by the Queen’s piper.
  • The coffin will then be positioned again on the gun carriage and brought to Wellington Arch in a procession; the King will lead a procession strolling behind the coffin.
  • Around 3 pm the coffin shall be moved to the hearse and it’ll drive up the Long Walk at Windsor and be taken inside St. George’s Chapel. 
  • At 4 pm the committal ceremony will get underway; it will likely be televised. 
  • At 7:30 there shall be a non-public interment ceremony within the King George VI Memorial Chapel. 
  • More than 2000 friends are anticipated at Westminster Abbey for the funeral. About 800 shall be at St. George’s Chapel. 


Here is about 5 minutes of protection from the Sandringham go to. 

William and Kate View Flowers at Sandringham

‘William and Kate View Flowers at Sandringham’ The Prince and Princess of Wales have arrived at Sandringham to view the floral tributes and greet members of the public following the death of the Queen. #PrinceWilliam #KateMiddleton #QueenElizabethII Report by Louis Etemadi.

You will see roughly 3 minutes of video overlaying the Wessex walkabout at St. Ann’s Square. 

Prince Edward and Sophie Meet Well-Wishers in Manchester

‘Prince Edward and Sophie Meet Well-Wishers in Manchester’ Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex met crowds of well-wishers in Manchester, as they visited the city’s Central Library to view the civic Book of Condolence for Her Majesty The Queen. #Manchester #PrinceEdward #SophieWessex Report by Daisy Busel.

 This video covers Princess Anne’s go to to Glasgow. 

Applause for Princess Anne as she Views Tributes in Glasgow

‘Applause for Princess Anne as she Views Tributes in Glasgow’ Princess Anne was met with applause as she arrived at Glasgow’s City Chambers on Thursday to view tributes to her late mother the Queen. The Princess Royal, who travelled with Her Majesty’s coffin from Edinburgh to London earlier this week, greeted well-wishers before meeting representatives of organisations of which the Queen was patron.


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