The Public Tribute To The Queen That Made Prince William
Choke Up
Lifestyle - News
By SHANA ABORN
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.