The spirit of the queen still hovers over the royal family.
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton met volunteers at Windsor Guildhall on Thursday to thank them for their service during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday.
The monarch died on September 8 at the age of 96 after 70 years as sovereign.
The new Prince and Princess of Wales commented on the Queen “looking down” on them after seeing multiple rainbows hanging over Balmoral Castle after their deaths.
“How many rainbows have appeared in Scotland?” William, 40, asked staff, according to the Telegraph. “You don’t see many rainbows up there, but there were five.”
Middleton, 40, chimed in: “Her Majesty looked down on us.”
The colorful weather phenomenon has been of great importance to the royal family in recent weeks.
A double rainbow was spotted high above Buckingham Palace as mourners awaited news of Her Majesty’s health on September 8.
A rainbow could also be seen behind Windsor Castle when the Queen’s death was announced that same afternoon.
The former Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first public appearance following the funeral yesterday. The couple wore black as she and the royals mourn for seven days following the funeral service.
William was reportedly saddened yet touched by the appearance when he saw flowers and Paddington Bear tributes left for his grandmother.
“It’s the things you don’t expect that get you,” he remarked. “It’s always very reassuring to have so many people care. It makes it much better. There are certain moments that get you. You’re prepared for anything, but certain moments get you.”
Over 2,000 people attended the Queen’s State Funeral earlier this week, including many dignitaries and members of the Royal Family.
William and Middleton’s eldest children – Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7 – attended the service and walked behind the coffin of the late monarch during the procession at Westminster Abbey.
“Here, where Queen Elizabeth was married and crowned, we gather from across the nation, from the Commonwealth and from the nations of the world, to mourn our loss, to remember her long life of selfless service, and to feel confident pledge to the mercy of God our Creator and Redeemer,” Westminster Abbey Dean David Hoyle told mourners during the service.