These rainbows were a talking point during a visit to Windsor Hall by William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales — their first royal engagement since the funeral (via Daily Mail).
While speaking with the staff and volunteers who helped put together the committal service of Queen Elizabeth II at St. George’s Chapel, William shared a poignant moment they had while staying at Balmoral to grieve with their family. «You hardly ever see rainbows up there, but there were five,» William said, to which Kate added, «Her Majesty was looking down on us.»
The Prince of Wales also spoke of getting «choked up» at seeing all the Paddington Bear tributes to his late grandmother at Balmoral, Windsor, and Sandringham. «It is always very comforting that so many people care,» he said. «It makes it a lot better … You are prepared for all but certain moments catch you out.»
From Scotland to London, rainbows continued to be a familiar presence as Britain mourned its queen. One even arched over Westminster Hall the day before the queen’s funeral, where she was lying in state (via Evening Standard).