Prince William and Kate Middleton spent time with mourners at Sandringham on Thursday with the pair sharing heartbreaking admissions with the crowd.
William spoke to a mourner, sharing that walking behind the Queen's coffin was "very difficult" as it brought back memories of his mother Princes Diana's funeral.
The Prince of Wales was close to tears when he added to the woman, "Don't cry now, you'll start me off."
One woman shared that she spoke with Kate, who also made a heartbreaking admission, "She said she couldn’t believe how many cards and flowers there were. But she also said 'I can’t read them all or I would cry'."
As they read cards and spoke to the public, William was also heard telling another mourner that the Queen was "everyone's grandmother", adding that his son Prince George, 9, understood that his great-grandmother had passed away, but Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, were having a harder time understanding.
One fan spoke to the BBC, telling them of an exchange her daughter had with Kate about her three children, who recently moved to a new school.
"My daughter asked her how the children were doing, and Kate thanked her and said yes, they were doing well and they were being looked after at school, so that was a nice exchange," the woman shared.
William and Kate stayed with the crowds for around an hour, speaking with royal fans and reading messages from the sea of floral tributes left at the gates of the royal residence.
Kate and Meghan's hidden tribute to the Queen and Diana
During the Queen's coffin procession this week, Kate paid tribute to both Her Majesty and her mother-in-law Princess Diana with her jewellery.
In her tribute to Diana, Kate wore the pearl drop earrings given to the former Princess of Wales as a wedding gift in 1981.
Kate also completed her look with a diamond and pearl broach, that once belonged to the Queen.
The brooch features a trio of large pearls set in the centre of a pave-decorated leaf, and had been loaned to Kate by the monarch in the past.
Kate wore it at the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium, at a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of Passchendaele in 2017.
The Queen was seen wearing it on her 73rd birthday in 1999 during an official tour to South Korea.
Meghan also paid tribute to the Queen by wearing a set of pearl earrings Her Majesty gifted to her during their first solo outing together in 2018, just one month after the Duchess of Sussex wed Prince Harry. The earrings were reportedly smaller versions of the Queen's go-to style.
It was a very emotional day with Harry seen wiping away tears as the Queen's coffin arrived at Westminster Hall.
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