Kate Middleton and Prince William were present at the time the Queen Elizabeth's coffin was delivered to Buckingham Palace.

On a gloomy evening on Tuesday night, the newly-wed Prince and Princess of Wales and Princess of Wales, both 40,

were joined by King Charles III, Queen Camilla, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and many other guests of royals on 

the steps of Buckingham Palace, where Queen Elizabeth's coffin was brought back to London after being flown out of Scotland.

She passed away on the 8th of September aged 96, in Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

After being laid in state on the steps of St. Giles cathedral located in Edinburgh on Monday Princess Anne was with her mother's coffin on the journey from Edinburgh back to London.

The Queen's coffin is scheduled to travel throughout London on Wednesday before heading to Westminster Abbey, 

where it will be laid to rest while visitors pay respects until the funeral on the 19th of September, on Monday.

"On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute," he stated.

"So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign."

Kate Middleton and Prince William

"I, however, have lost a grandmother," he said, reflecting on the importance of the Queen's presence to him and his entire family. 

"And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of The Queen's wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade.

My wife has had twenty years of her guidance and support. My three children have got to spend holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives."