A sweet gesture. Princess KateA Sandringham Estate special moment was reserved for Elizabeth Sulkovska, an 8-year old girl. It was a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and a way to honor her before her state funeral.
The Princess of Wales, 40 years old, was accompanied by Prince WilliamOn Thursday, September 15, Sandringham, England, selected Sulkovska from the crowd and placed a stuffed corgi as well as a bouquet of flowers amongst the tributes at the estate’s gates.
Talking to The Independent, the young girl said she was “very happy” to participate in honoring Her Majesty — who died at her Balmoral castle in Scotland on September 8 — with the royal couple.
“I went with her to put the flowers and the corgi down. She [Kate] said, ‘Where do you think we should lay the flowers?’ and I said, ‘We should put them there,’” the little one said.
Her head teacher was Gregory Hill, from Howard Junior School in King’s Lynn, also spoke with the outlet about his student’s emotional experience. “Elizabeth was overwhelmed, she cried with joy at being chosen,” Hill noted. “It’s just a wonderful, amazing opportunity.”
The teacher added that the queen’s passing had “touched a young generation.”
“The older generation obviously knew the Queen for longer but young children that haven’t experienced the queen for long on the throne still are greatly moved by her passing,” he told the publication. “[They] really want to do their best to celebrate her life and legacy and never forget her.”
After their visit Sandringham, well wishers Bex NeeveTelled People that William, 40, noted how “hard” his grandmother’s funeral will be on Monday, September 19, while Kate stated how “overwhelming” the experience has been.
“[They were]We are so grateful to everyone who came. [Kate] was emotional,” Reeve continued. “They seemed like they were here to soak up all the love.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s outing came one day after they joined the late monarch’s children and other grandchildren at Westminster Hall. William marched side-by side with William. Prince Harry from the queen’s former Buckingham Palace residence to the chapel on Wednesday, September 14. Their father joined them as brothers. King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward Peter Phillips as they followed behind Elizabeth’s casket.
After the group arrived at Westminster Hall they were joined by Kate. Queen Consort Camilla, Meghan Markle Sophie, Countess Of WessexFor a 20 minute service led by the Archbishops of Canterbury, click here
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