Prince William and Kate Middleton to mark anniversary of Queen’s death with poignant tribute

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton

The Prince and Princess of Wales will make an emotional pilgrimage to a cathedral in Wales where the late Queen visited, on the first anniversary of her death. The couple will visit St David’s Cathedral, on September 8, leading tributes to the late Queen on the anniversary of her death.

On the day, Prince William is expected to lead tributes on behalf of the royal family, paying homage to the life and legacy of Elizabeth II. According to royal sources, any message will strongly “look to the future”.

A source said: “It will be an emotional day for all the royal family, as well as many people across Britain, recognising this date. But of course for others it will be just another day and life goes on.”

Kate and William were made the Prince and Princess of Wales by Charles when he became King. Royal sources suggested William and Kate chose to be in Wales, as they had only been three times in the last year.

The King won’t make a public appearance on the day of the anniversary and there won’t be an official family gathering on the day, a spokesperson for the royal family has confirmed.

Instead, Charles and Queen Camilla will spend the day in private at Balmoral Castle – ‘quietly and privately’.