Harry and Meghan join William and Kate to inspect tributes to Queen at Windsor Castle

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Harry and Meghan join William and Kate to inspect tributes to Queen at Windsor Castle

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have joined the Prince and Princess of Wales to inspect tributes left to Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle.

The royals were dressed in black as they walked along the gates of Windsor Castle to see the tributes left by grieving members of the public.

It is thought that this is the first time the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have all been seen in public together since Commonwealth Day in 2020.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held hands as they looked at the tributes, with Harry at one point affectionately putting his hand on Meghan’s back.

They were seen pointing at different tributes and discussing them as members of the crowd waved at them.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex join The Prince and Princess of Wales greeting the public at Windsor in tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II

The Princess of Wales, the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex meeting members of the public at Windsor Castle in Berkshire following the death of Queen Elizabeth I (PA)
The Princess of Wales, the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex meeting members of the public at Windsor Castle in Berkshire following the death of Queen Elizabeth I (PA)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales look at floral tributes laid by members of the public on the Long walk at Windsor Castle (Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales look at floral tributes laid by members of the public on the Long walk at Windsor Castle (Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales, the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk to meet members of the public at Windsor Castle in Berkshire following the death of Queen Elizabeth II (PA)
The Princess of Wales, the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk to meet members of the public at Windsor Castle in Berkshire following the death of Queen Elizabeth II (PA)
Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, left, and Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk to greet the crowds after viewing the floral tributes for the late Queen Elizabeth II outside Windsor Castle (AP)
Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, left, and Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk to greet the crowds after viewing the floral tributes for the late Queen Elizabeth II outside Windsor Castle (AP)
Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, look at floral tributes as they walk outside Windsor Castle, following the passing of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, in Windsor (REUTERS)
Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, look at floral tributes as they walk outside Windsor Castle, following the passing of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, in Windsor (REUTERS)
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, greet people as they walk outside Windsor Castle, following the passing of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (REUTERS)
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, greet people as they walk outside Windsor Castle, following the passing of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (REUTERS)
Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales speak with members of the public on the Long walk at Windsor Castle (Getty Images)
Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales speak with members of the public on the Long walk at Windsor Castle (Getty Images)
Crowds wait to meet the Duke of Sussex, Duchess of Sussex, Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales at Windsor Castle in Berkshire following the death of Queen Elizabeth II (PA)
Crowds wait to meet the Duke of Sussex, Duchess of Sussex, Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales at Windsor Castle in Berkshire following the death of Queen Elizabeth II (PA)
The Duchess of Sussex meeting members of the public at Windsor Castle in Berkshire following the death of Queen Elizabeth II (PA)
The Duchess of Sussex meeting members of the public at Windsor Castle in Berkshire following the death of Queen Elizabeth II (PA)
Harry and Meghan view the floral tributes for the Queen outside Windsor Castle (AP) (AP)
Harry and Meghan view the floral tributes for the Queen outside Windsor Castle (AP) (AP)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, greets people gathered outside Windsor Castle, following the passing of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (REUTERS)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, greets people gathered outside Windsor Castle, following the passing of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (REUTERS)

Meanwhile, William and Kate, the new Prince and Princess of Wales, were seen chatting to members of the public who offered their condolences.

Meghan was also seen shaking the hands of several children and well-wishers at Windsor.

Thousands have made their way to Windsor Castle on Saturday, said to be late Majesty’s favourite working residence, to pay their respects.

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New Zealand, 1953:
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Canada, 1951:
USA, 1951: Queen Elizabeth II and the then US President Harry Truman in Washington D.C., 1951. (PA)
USA, 1951: Queen Elizabeth II and the then US President Harry Truman in Washington D.C., 1951. (PA)
Australia, 1954: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh (behind) wearing formal dress as they leave City Hall following a Civic Ball, Hobart, circa 1954. (Getty Images)
Australia, 1954: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh (behind) wearing formal dress as they leave City Hall following a Civic Ball, Hobart, circa 1954. (Getty Images)
Tonga, 1953: Queen Salote seated between HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during a feast on the Mala’e. (Handout)
Tonga, 1953: Queen Salote seated between HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during a feast on the Mala’e. (Handout)
Tonga, 1953: Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Salote of Tonga leave a great open air feast given in honour of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. (PA Archive/PA Images)
Tonga, 1953: Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Salote of Tonga leave a great open air feast given in honour of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. (PA Archive/PA Images)
Fiji, 1953: The Queen smiles down at Mei Kainona, as the four year old Fijian girl bows gravely before presenting her with a bouquet of native flowers in Suva. (PA Archive/PA Images)
Fiji, 1953: The Queen smiles down at Mei Kainona, as the four year old Fijian girl bows gravely before presenting her with a bouquet of native flowers in Suva. (PA Archive/PA Images)
Yemen, 1954: Queen Elizabeth II knighting Senid Bubakr Bin Sheikh Al Kaf, Councillor of the Kathiri state in eastern Aden, at the public investiture. (THE TIMES)
Yemen, 1954: Queen Elizabeth II knighting Senid Bubakr Bin Sheikh Al Kaf, Councillor of the Kathiri state in eastern Aden, at the public investiture. (THE TIMES)
Malta, 1954: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in a Land Rover acknowledge the cheers of Maltese schoolchildren at a rally. (Popperfoto/Getty)
Malta, 1954: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in a Land Rover acknowledge the cheers of Maltese schoolchildren at a rally. (Popperfoto/Getty)
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Ethiopian, 1954:
New Zealand, 1954: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh driving through lines of hundreds of school children assembled at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, when they arrived for a civic reception. (The Times/NPA Rota)
New Zealand, 1954: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh driving through lines of hundreds of school children assembled at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, when they arrived for a civic reception. (The Times/NPA Rota)

Flowers have piled up outside the gates of the royal residence, with notes and letters attached thanking the late monarch for her service.

People of all ages have paid tribute and the local Rotary Club was giving children free flowers to lay down.

Among those who attended were Louise, 63, and Andrew Falconer, 62, who travelled from Watford to pay their respects.

Mrs Falconer said: “You realise it has actually happened when you see all this."

Mr Falconer added: “Initially I was shocked with how sudden it was. She was on her feet and two days later, she’s gone."

Another, Mike Thompson, 69, from Staines, was born in Kenya just months before the Queen’s coronation and saw the monarch in person when she visited his school.

Mr Thompson said: "She visited Runnymede to plant a tree and we marched out from our school just to line up in the reception area.

"A child in my class was waiting with some daffodils and the Queen stopped in front of the girl and took some flowers from her. It was quite a special moment for me."