Kate Middleton was not among members of the royal family that rushed to Queen Elizabeth II’s bedside prior to her passing. Unsurprisingly, many are wondering why the Duchess of Cambridge didn’t drop everything to rush to Queen Elizabeth II’s bedside with her husband Prince William.
According to Page Six, Kate Middleton had a pretty simple reason for not rushing to the ailing queen’s bedside. And, her reason is one most of the world is finding to be both understandable and relatable.
What reason did she have for not joining the royal family to say a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II before she passed away? Keep reading for the details.
Kate Middleton did NOT rush to be at Queen Elizabeth II’s bedside, why?
Kate Middleton and Prince William have three small children together: Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4. According to Page Six, all three of their young children started school this week. So, it was a big week for William and Kate’s family and it just wasn’t feasible for both parents to rush to the bedside of their Queen.
Wednesday was referred to as a preview day with photos surfacing of all three children looking precious in matching school uniforms as they walked hand-in-hand with their parents. Thursday, however, was the first official day of school. Previously, the children attended Thomas’s Battersea in London. Today, however, was their first official day at Lambrook School in Windsor, England.
With it being his children’s first official day of school, Prince William made the trip to Balmoral, Scotland alone to be with his grandmother during her final moments.
Overall, citizens of the U.K. and people all around the world find Kate Middleton’s reasoning for not rushing to Queen Elizabeth II’s bedside to be super relatable. If anything, most agree her reasoning is just a testament to how great of a mother she truly is. Likewise, most agree the last thing the Queen would have wanted is for Kate to abandon her children to rush to her bedside.
Do you think it is admirable that Prince William had to travel alone to see his dying grandmother because the couple decided Kate needed to stay behind with the children for their first day of school? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth II. The world won’t be the same without you.
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