Prince William Shares Touching Moment With Mourners In Line To See The Queen

Rae Batchelor
 Prince William, Prince of Wales meets members of the public in the queue along the South Bank, near to Lambeth Bridge, as they wait to view Queen Elizabeth II lying in state ahead of her funeral on Monday, on September 17, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II is lying in state at Westminster Hall until the morning of her funeral to allow members of the public to pay their last respects.
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Prince William shared a heartfelt moment with those waiting in line to pay their respects to the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II's passing on September 8th had a profound impact around the world, from the far-reaching corners of those who were affected by her reign all the way to those who knew and loved her personally. Her grandson, the new Prince Of Wales, Prince William, is one of those who were affected on more than just

"On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute," Prince William shared in a statement.

"So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign," he continued. "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," he continued. "She was by my side at my happiest moments. And she was by my side during the saddest days of my life. I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real."

Over the weekend, Prince William stepped out to greet mourners for the Queen who had been waiting in the queue for hours.

One man shared that he had come from the Czech Republic to pay his respects, to which William can be heard replying, "She's never believe this, honestly, she really wouldn't."

When one woman shared that she had been in line for 30 minutes, the Prince replied, "You look very good for 30 hours."

“You’ll be a brilliant king one day," one supporter told him.

That sentiment was echoed online in response to the video, with one fan replying, "He really is such a humble, normal human being!" and another adding, "I think he'll be a great king."