Kate Middleton Stands at Prince William's Side After the Procession for Queen Elizabeth

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The Waleses have arrived at Westminster Hall, where Queen Elizabeth II's coffin will lie in state for the next few days.

Today, Catherine, Princess of Wales, joined Queen Consort Camilla for a procession honoring the late monarch. The two royals, both of whom are wearing all black as a sign of mourning, were seated in a car that was being driven behind the late queen's coffin.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, have also arrived at the procession via car. Meanwhile, King Charles III, Prince William, Prince Harry, and other members of the royal family are walking behind the coffin to Westminster Hall.

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Later, Kate stood at William's side during a reception held inside the Palace of Westminster before the couple departed the event by car.

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Since Buckingham Palace announced the queen's death last Thursday, the late monarch's coffin has traveled from Balmoral Castle in Scotland, to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, and now to Westminster Hall in London. The coffin will lie in state for several days before it makes its way to its final resting place at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she will be buried next to Prince Philip.

Soon after the death of the queen was announced, William released a heartfelt statement reflecting on the life of his grandmother.

"So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign," he said in the message. "I, however, have lost a grandmother. And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of The Queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade. My wife has had twenty years of her guidance and support. My three children have got to spend holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives."

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