LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Prince William, Prince of Wales during the procession of the coffin towards Buckingham Palace following the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Loic Venance - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Public Tribute To The Queen That Made Prince William
Choke Up
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Throughout the 10-day period of national grief and the burial that followed, everyone from King Charles III to the great-grandchildren of the queen made at least one public appearance. On the Thursday following the Queen's funeral, William, Prince of Wales, became emotional at the most unexpected thing.
On the Thursday after the queen's funeral, William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, came to thank the many volunteers and staff who organized his grandmother's committal service at St. George's Chapel. William said, "It's the things you don't expect that get you," regarding the flowers and mementos left on the Windsor Palace walkabout.
He admitted, "Paddington got me quite choked up," referring to the Paddington Bear moment of the queen's Platinum Jubilee. Just before the Platinum Party concert, the monarch herself made a surprise appearance in a video with
the iconic bear, and in a nod to that memorable night, many fans laid Paddington toys and drawings
among the floral display.