The Prince and Princess of Wales joined King Charles during an impromptu walkabout on The Mall on Friday afternoon. Here, they greeted hundreds of royal well-wishers who have been camping out in front of Buckingham Palace ahead of the coronation.
During one heartwarming moment with a well-wisher, Princess Kate touched upon her children's nerves. "They are doing really well, thank you. [They] are excited but a bit nervous obviously with the big day ahead. But they can't wait." Watch the sweet clip below...
Asked how she and Prince William were feeling, the royal mum-of-three replied: "Yes, all good. Hopefully a bit sort of like swans, relatively calm on the outside and [paddling] on the inside."
Princess Kate was then probed about her father-in-law King Charles, to which, she said: "I'm sure looking forward to it as well." She added: "It's nice to be out here and saying hello to everyone who's obviously stayed out for so long and will be overnight."
Her eldest child, Prince George, nine, has a major role as one of his grandfather's pages of honour, who will form part of the procession through the Nave of the Abbey on the day.
While Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis haven't been given a specific role at the coronation, they are expected to be among the 2,200 guests in the congregation to witness as their grandfather is crowned.
During the surprise appearance, Princess Kate and Prince William posed for selfies with fans, while Kate even appeared to join a fan in a video call before also speaking on another fan's phone before handing it back.
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When one woman told William she had flown from Phoenix, Arizona, and would be camping out in The Mall overnight, he replied: "No way, well done you." He added with a smile: "There's not much sleeping going on around here, they're all sat in their chairs. I think there's a good party atmosphere." With rain forecast for Saturday, he put his hands together and said: "I pray you guys stay dry."
Speaking to HELLO!'s Emily Nash, Lovel Vining, 69, from Toronto said: "I shook his hand and chatted with him. He saw my hat (bearing the Canadian flag) and asked me where I am from in Canada and said he liked that part of the world. It was a real thrill to shake his hand. To be able to chat to the King on the eve of his coronation is incredible. I think he looks great, really well.
"There is a lot going on but I think he’s doing really well – he has difficult shoes to fill. But he’s been preparing for this for a lifetime, so I think he will do a brilliant job. I wouldn’t miss this for the world, this is a bucket list item for me."
Preparations for the coronation are nearing their completion with The Mall decorated with huge union flags and others from the Commonwealth and crash barriers and other crowd control measures in place.
Meanwhile, the Princess looked effortlessly glamorous as usual wearing a white dress with black detailing. The royal paired the dress with pointed black heels and a black clutch.
Earlier, Prince William and Kate joined the King at a special lunch for realm prime ministers and governors general at Buckingham Palace.
King Charles, who is head of the Commonwealth, will also attend a Commonwealth Heads of Government leaders' meeting and garden reception at London's Marlborough House. Also on the eve of the coronation, the King and the royal family will host a glittering reception for foreign royalty and other overseas dignitaries at the Palace.
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