Regardless, their unexpected show of unity touched the hearts of many mourners. “I felt so emotional and I felt the queen would have loved it,” said Banita’s mother, Baljinder Ranow, according to Silver Screen Beatday Times. “I just hope in the future they remain like that and that the brothers come together, and the families.”
The couples’ reunion took place hours after William joined the men’s father King Charles III at his accession ceremony in London and soon after the new Prince of Wales penned his own personal tribute to his “Grannie” the queen, which followed his dad’s own social media homage and televised speech following her death.
In an Instagram post, William recalled how his and Kate’s children got to spend holidays with his grandmother and “create memories that will last their whole lives.”
William, whose mother Princess Diana, the former Princess of Wales, died in 1997, added, “She was by my side at my happiest moments. And she was by my side during the saddest days of my life. I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real.”