Kate Middleton revealed that her three children were “beady-eyed” when it came to spotting drones in the sky that were part of the operation.
The Prince and Princess of Wales said their kids heard drones as part of the Queen’s funeral security[/caption]
Yesterday at Windsor Guildhall, Berkshire, the Princess of Wales, 40, spoke to staff and volunteers who were involved in coordinating the funeral services for the late Monarch.
They thanked those who helped behind the scenes on Monday, including portable toilet workers, rubbish clearers and the crew who moved flowers to The Long Walk.
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Rehearsals sometimes took place at 3am and the Prince of Wales, 40, told the organisers: “Some of the children in the family woke up and they thought, ‘Are we hearing things?’”
Kate added: “We didn’t hear it, I would have loved to though.”
William continued to staff members: “You guys have been doing such long hours. It was seamless, you could feel it.
“It couldn’t have gone the way it did without your help.”
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William and Kate told unsung funeral heroes yesterday there were five rainbows above Balmoral after the Queen died.
Smiling, Kate replied: “Her Majesty was looking down on us.”
A rainbow was also seen at Windsor Castle after her death was announced.
Kate said: “Extraordinary weather. Right at the end of the day, the heavens opened.”
Will also spoke about some of his family’s conversations since her death.
He told one worker: “We were saying the other day — the Queen said she had never been rained on at the Cenotaph in 70 years. So we will see what happens this year.”
Asked how difficult the past two weeks had been, he replied: “If you flip it on its head, it is always very comforting that so many people care. It makes it a lot better.”
But he added: “You are prepared for all but certain moments catch you out.”
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“Reading some of the messages, the Queen had a personal relationship with every one of these people.
“The messages that were left show the Queen had a special meaning to everybody.”
The new Prince and Princess of Wales also read messages on tributes left outside Sandringham last week.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were praised for their impeccable behaviour at the Queen’s funeral[/caption]