Telling the descendants that their great-grandmother had died was very difficult for the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton.
But the youngest of the three siblings, four-year-old Prince Louis, took everyone’s breath away with his reaction to the sad news.
His words are both moving and comforting the aching hearts of all those who mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
When Queen Elizabeth II died on the evening of Thursday 8 September, Prince William was on his way to Balmoral Castle, where the Queen was spending her last moments.
But his wife, Kate Middleton, stayed with the children, and so it was she who had to tell them the saddest news.
It’s safe to assume that Kate was most worried about the reaction of her youngest son, Louise, who, at the age of four, must have had the hardest time understanding what had happened. But any fears were completely unnecessary.
Words full of consolation
Two days after the death of the British Queen, Princes William and Harry and their wives appeared at the gates of Windsor Castle, where they arrived to thank all those who came to honor the memory of Elizabeth II.
They exchanged a few words with the public present, took flowers from them and shook hands with some of them. It was one of the women present, Banita Ranow, who asked Kate Middleton how Prince Louis reacted to the news of her great-grandmother’s death.
“She told me, ‘Louise said she was at least a grandmother with her great-grandfather now.'” Banita Ranow told the Daily Mail. ” It was really beautiful,” Kate added.
Gift for George
One of the girls who came to Windsor Castle with her parents brought a teddy bear Paddington. At one point, she handed it to Prince William.
“Should I put it with the other presents, or should I keep it?” the prince asked the little girl, according to Hello! magazine. She then told him that she could keep the teddy bear. “I guess I’ll give it to George, thank you very much,” William replied.