For Prince William, the Queen's death 'brings up memories' | Death of Queen Elizabeth II
Prince William and his wife Kate traveled to Sandringham in eastern England on Thursday.
Prince William said on Thursday that walking around London behind the coffin of his grandmother Elizabeth II had “brought back memories” 25 years after the death of his mother, the princess Diana.
The procession yesterday was an ordeal. It brought back memories, said the heir to the British throne, according to Sky News.
Prince William went to pay his respects on Thursday, with his wife Kate, in front of flowers laid in tribute to his grandmother in Sandringham, in the east of England.
It's those kind of times when you think, “OK, I prepared for this”, but I wasn't so prepared. It's quite strange, he explained to British people who came to greet him.
On Wednesday, Prince William took part in the solemn procession that carried Elizabeth II's coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Palace, where it will be on display until Monday morning before the monarch's grand funeral , who died on September 8 at age 96.
He told us how proud his mother would have been of him, and how difficult it was yesterday, because it made bring back memories of her mother's funeral, said Jane Wells, 54, present at Sandringham, quoted by the agency PA.
Prince William chats with members of the public during his visit to Sandringham.
25 years ago , William, then 15, moved the world as he walked alongside his brother Harry, 12, behind the coffin of his mother, who died in a car accident in Paris after being chased by paparazzi in August 1997 This solemn walk behind Diana's coffin as a teenager had been one of the most difficult things in his life, Prince William said in a 2017 documentary broadcast by the BBC.
In a statement released on Saturday, two days after the announcement of the death of Elizabeth II, William had sent a poignant message to the British to evoke the loss of Elizabeth II. A grandmother. It's going to take me some time to get used to the reality of life without Grandma, he said then.