Holly Willoughby has told how she was “really moved” by the messages her children wrote to the Queen after her death.
The presenter, 41, encouraged her three children with husband Dan Baldwin – Harry, 13, Belle, 11, and Chester, seven – to write down their feelings following a visit to Buckingham Palace over the weekend. to show respect.
Appearing on This Morning on Monday, she reflected on the impact of the Queen’s death with her co-host Phillip Schofield.
She said: “She has always been here for so many of us. A lot of us never knew anything so out of the ordinary that all of a sudden she wasn’t there…
“I think that’s why on Saturday I wanted to bring the kids down because I think you’re trying to explain that to young people. You are almost trying to understand it for yourself.
“I find it quite helpful because, when I talk to them, it helps me sink into myself.”
Willoughby said she urged her children to write to the Queen as a way of handling the news.
Speaking of how she had explained her ideas of service and duty towards her youngest child, Willoughby added: “I tried to explain to him that regardless of her passion and love (is) since she was a little girl, this is where she was destined to go, what she was meant to do.
“All her own passions must be devoted to her country.
“Chester, he loves football but that’s not what he’s going to do and it has given him a level of understanding.”
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Pulling out her children’s letters, Willoughby said reading them back after the visit had “really moved”.
In his letter, Harry described the late monarch as “the greatest queen England has ever seen” before adding: “You have done a great job without Philip, I cannot imagine what it would have been. like for you. I’m so glad you got to see him again. “
Belle, meanwhile, said she hoped the Queen would have “a great time in heaven with Philip and your mom and dad”.
Chester simply wrote: “Dear Your Majesty, thank you for being our Queen. Love very much. Chester. “
Their message prompted an emotional response from Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, who joined them on This Morning.
On Sunday, Willoughby shared photos from her visit to Buckingham Palace with her 8 million Instagram followers, including one showing her daughter placing a letter on numerous flowers that were external arrangement.
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