On March 29, 2022, members of the British Royal Family attended the late Prince Philip’s Thanksgiving service. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England, 95, died aged 99 on April 9 last year. Separately, to mark the first anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, the Royal Family shared an elegy written for him. As for Prince Philip’s memorial service on March 29, 2022, all members of the Royal Family attended except the Sussexes. The Cambridges came to attend the ceremony with their children, Prince George of Cambridge, 8, and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 6.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, 40, has reportedly had a close relationship with Queen Elizabeth II of England since joining the royal family, according to Cambridge News. As Queen Elizabeth of England walked past her, Prince William’s wife, 37, made a silent but powerful gesture. As Prince Philip’s widow returned to her seat, Kate Middleton bowed to her quietly and discreetly. “Footage from the office shows Kate curtsying as the Queen walks past her on her way to her seat,” Cambridge News said. The bow that Kate Middleton made went almost unnoticed, not like this famous bow from Theresa May which made internet users laugh.
A few women at Westminster Abbey did not curtsy to the Queen
To show their respect for Queen Elizabeth II of England, the Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise of Windsor performed the same gesture as Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton. Fans particularly noticed the silent and significant gesture of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. The other women did not perform the same gesture. It’s not because they have no respect for Queen Elizabeth II who will soon be 96 years old. Women should only bow to her if they see her for the first time that day, says the Cambridge News. “It is therefore likely that the other royal women did not bow, because they had already seen the queen earlier in the day”, specifies the British daily.
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Catherine (Kate) Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge © Julien Burton