Prince Louis said ‘at least Granny is with Great-Grandpa now’ when told about Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Kate, Duchess of Wales told mourners of Prince Louis' reaction in Windsor on Saturday

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Prince Louis said “at least Granny is with Great-Grandpa now” when told about Queen Elizabeth II’s death, according to her mum Kate, Princess of Wales.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, alongside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry greeted crowds and viewed floral tributes placed in Windsor for Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday.

Banita Ranow, who was stood outside Windsor with her mum when the two couples emerged, spoke of how Kate had revealed what Louis had said following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Banita added that Kate was “welling up” as she spoke to the hundreds of mourners who greeted them.

Prince Louis speaking to Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year
Prince Louis speaking to Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year
The Duke and Duchess of Wales greeted people in Windsor alongside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Saturday
The Duke and Duchess of Wales greeted people in Windsor alongside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Saturday

Banita’s mum Baljinder Ranow said seeing both couples was “fabulous” and “so beautiful to see”.

She added to The Times: “I felt so emotional and I felt the Queen would have loved it. I just hope in the future they remain like that and that the brothers come together, and the families."

On Saturday, William, the Prince of Wales paid a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

The statement released by Kensington Palace said: “On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute. So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign.

“I, however, have lost a grandmother. And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful.

“I have had the benefit of The Queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade. My wife has had 20 years of her guidance and support. My three children have got to spend holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives.

“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.

“I thank her for the kindness she showed my family and me. And I thank her on behalf of my generation for providing an example of service and dignity in public life that was from a different age, but always relevant to us all.

“My grandmother famously said that grief was the price we pay for love. All of the sadness we will feel in the coming weeks will be testament to the love we felt for our extraordinary Queen.

“I will honour her memory by supporting my father, The King, in every way I can.”