Kate and William reveal NZ PM supported them when Queen died in heartfelt personal message


The Prince and Princess of Wales have sent a public message to Jacinda Ardern, amid her recent resignation news.

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She later held an audience with a grieving Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle.

Ms Ardern was among the first of the world dignitaries to attend the late Queen’s lying-in-state in Westminster Hall.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales sent a public message to Jacinda (Image: GETTY)


The couple thanked Jacinda for her support (Image: PA)

Speaking after her attendance, she said that it was a “deeply humbling experience”.

She said: “To see them doing so with such patience and in such a quiet and reverent way was very humbling to see.

“Each of these activities today has reminded me of just the sincerity in which everyone is grieving here in the UK, but also of what a historic occasion it is, that we are a part of as well.”

Joining her to pay a silent tribute was Governor-General Cindy Kiro and her partner Clarke Gayford.

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The Royal Family mourned the death of the late monarch following her death on September 8, 2022.

The 96-year-old passed away at Balmoral in Scotland, with members of the family travelling throughout the day to be by her bedside.

In December, three months after her death, a royal author revealed that the late Queen had cancer when she died.

Gyles Brandeth claimed in his book, Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait, that Her Majesty had been suffering from myeloma.

The Prince and Princess of Wales pictured in September 2022 (Image: PA)

The Royal Family celebrated their first festive season without the late Queen last month, and the first with Charles as King.


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