The Cambridges were present at Westminster Abbey for the commemoration of the death of Prince Philip on March 29, 2022. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, made a discreet but very significant gesture towards the Queen.
On March 29, 2022, members of the British Royal family attended the Thanksgiving service for the late Prince Philip. The 95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England died at the age of 99 on April 9 last year. In addition, to mark the first anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, the royal family shared an elegy written for him. As for the March 29, 2022 Prince Philip memorial service, all members of the Royal family were present 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, is said to have developed a close relationship with Queen Elizabeth II of England since she joined the royal family, according to the Cambridge News. As Queen Elizabeth of England walked past her, Prince William‘s 37-year-old wife made a quiet but powerful gesture. As Prince Philip’s widow joined her seat, Kate Middleton silently and unobtrusively bowed to her. “Footage from the service shows Kate curtseying as the Queen walks past her to her seat,” says Cambridge News. The curtsy that Kate Middleton performed went almost unnoticed, not like this famous curtsy of Theresa May that made the Internet users laugh.
Some women present 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 made the same gesture as the wife of Prince William, Kate Middleton. Fans particularly noticed the silent and meaningful gesture of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. The other women did not make the same gesture. This is 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 are meeting her for the first time in the day, says the Cambridge News. “It is therefore likely that the other royal women did not curtsy, because they had already seen the queen earlier in the day,” says the British daily.