Kate Middleton and Prince William exchanged a few words as they left St Paul’s Cathedral after the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving – and a lipreader has shared what he thinks they said
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are in full swing – and it’s been a busy few days for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Not only did they appear with their three children at Trooping the Color on Thursday, they were also among the longest-serving royals at a thanksgiving service for the Queen at St. Paul’s Cathedral yesterday.
After the service, the couple chatted on the cathedral steps as they waited for their car to take them to the Guildhall for a midday reception.
And a lipreader has revealed what he believes they said during their exchange, including a clear instruction for Kate from Prince William.
According to lip-reading expert John Cassidy, as they entered the steps, Kate remarked on the service by saying, “It went very well, very well,” and William replied, “Yes, perfect.”
Afterwards, William could be seen waving and saying hello to the crowd, and Mr Cassidy said the prince then turned to Kate and said: “Wait until that moves, then we can go.”
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And the exchange between Kate and William isn’t the first conversation a lipreader has taken away from the anniversary celebrations.
On Thursday, colleague Jeremy Freeman told The Mirror about Prince Louis’ burning question to the Queen during the balcony performance of Trooping the Colour.
He noticed Louis asking, “Are the Red Arrows coming?” to which the Queen replied, very dryly, “I hope so.”
As the Red Arrows appeared, painting the sky red, white, and blue, Louis’ excitement seemed to peak after Mr. Freeman said the boy exclaimed, “Yes, yes, yes.”
He added that the Queen then said, “There it is,” before Louis added, “Oh Red Arrows — whoah.”
Kate and William joined Prince Charles, Camilla, the Wessex family, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and other members of the royal family for yesterday’s Thanksgiving service, which marked the second day of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
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It was also the first time they’ve publicly reunited with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry since the Sussexes made a series of claims about them in their interview with Oprah Winfrey. Meghan said her sister-in-law made her cry while Harry said his brother was “trapped”.
After the service, the Cambridges joined other members of the royal family for a lunchtime reception at London’s Guildhall, but Meghan and Harry decided to skip the service.
Kate gave fellow guest Gill Smallwood, from Bolton, an update on the Queen after she was forced to miss the day’s events due to ill health. It has since been announced that the monarch will also miss Saturday’s Epsom Derby.
Kate, who wore a yellow Emilia Wickstead dress and a Philip Treacy hat, told her: “Yes, she was fine, it was just a really tough day yesterday. She had a lovely, lovely time.”
The Duchess also revealed that her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis also thoroughly enjoyed Trooping the Colour, in which they made their carriage debut, before heading to Buckingham Palace to watch the pass from the balcony with their great-grandmother .
She said they had a “lovely time.”
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