The Duchess of Cambridge was pictured outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle placing her arm on the heir’s shoulder as they exchanged a brief kiss. The touching moment was captured after the ceremony which was attended by 30 mourners. Charles led a procession behind his father’s coffin which made its way to the chapel as gunshots rang out.
Kate joined other royals including the Duchess of Cornwall in waiting outside the church as a mark of respect as the procession made its way past.
After the sombre church service Kate, 39, was seen chatting cordially to Charles and Camilla.
She made a point of making her support for the prince known by leaning in to kiss him.
Earlier, Charles had appeared visibly upset as he followed his father’s casket to the church.
Kate’s affection would no doubt have been appreciated by the grieving monarch’s son who is expected to step up in his royal duties following the funeral.
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