Princes William and Harry joined by Catherine and Meghan to greet well-wishers at Windsor as they reunite to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II

The four royals greeted crowds and well-wishers at the gate of Windsor Castle in a show of unity

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England
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William, Catherine, Harry and Meghan reunited today to display a show of unity and pay respect to Queen Elizabeth II. It is the first time the royal couples have appeared publicly since the passing of Her Majesty, who died peacefully on Thursday afternoon.


William and Catherine, the new Prince and Princess of Wales, were joined by Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to view tributes placed by well-wishers, and shake hands with crowds outside of Windsor Castle this evening, Saturday, September, 10.

William, Catherine, Harry and Meghan were all first seen today on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle, as they made their way down together towards the crowds gathered at the gates of Windsor Castle.

The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent time looking at the many tributes left to Her Majesty the Queen at the gates, pausing to read notes and cards, and take in the sea of flowers that have been laid on the ground.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle on September in first public reunion in years

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Afterwards the four royals made their way over to the waiting crowds and took the time to speak to as many people as possible, shaking hands and accepting bouquets and kind words from those waiting at the gates. One onlooker appeared to give the Prince of Wales a small Paddington Bear toy - a reference to a skit the Queen took part in to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year. 

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales meet members of the public at Windsor Castle

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The crowd, who had reportedly been waiting in silence, erupted into roaring cheers when they saw the royal couples, a moment made all the more poignant by the fact that the two brothers and their wives have rarely been pictured together over the last two years.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets members of the public at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022

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It is believed, as per The Telegraph (opens in new tab), that the Prince of Wales invited Harry and Meghan to join himself and Catherine on the walkabout in Windsor. A Palace spokesperson said, "The Prince of Wales invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join him and the Princess of Wales earlier." 

After spending time speaking to well-wishers, all four royals paused together to thank the waiting crowd one last time before leaving in the same car, driven by William, to head back into the Windsor Estate.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle waving to well-wishers

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Earlier today, the Prince of Wales gave his first public statement where he paid tribute to his grandmother. In an emotional broadcast, he said she was "at my side at my happiest moments," and "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," he added.

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