Prince William and Kate Middleton post emotional tribute to the Queen on Twitter

The Prince and Princess of Wales have paid a final tribute to the late Queen after her emotional funeral

The Prince and Princess of Wales posted a heartfelt tribute to Her Majesty the Queen, after attending her emotional state funeral yesterday.

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch was yesterday laid to rest at Windsor Castle, in what is believed to be the most widely watched ceremony of its kind - in history.

At the end of the service, the Queen was committed to the Chapel’s vault where she will rest alongside her late husband, Prince Phillip, as well as her father King George VI, the Queen Mother, and her sister Princess Margaret.

The new heir to the throne, Prince William, 40, and his wife Princess Catherine, 40, finally broke their silence, following 10 days of mourning and the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The royal couple took to Twitter, last night, and posted a black and white photo of the pallbearers carrying the Queen’s coffin into St George’s Chapel, Windsor, for the service, earlier in the day.

Alongside the solemn photo, posted on their official Twitter account, they wrote: “Goodbye to a Queen, a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother.”

Following the televised state funeral, the late monarch’s immediate family gathered, to pay their respects privately, at a service at King George VI Memorial Chapel - at 7.30pm.

The royal procession follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It is believed that King Charles III placed a handful of earth onto her coffin, alongside his wife, siblings and children.

The new Princess of Wales paid tribute to the late monarch, and her husband’s beloved grandmother, by wearing her earrings and a pearl choker necklace that she also wore to Prince Phillip’s funeral last year.

King Charles III follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre, at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022

The beautiful pearl choker was also previously loaned to William’s mother Diana, the late-Princess of Wales, who tragically passed away in 1997.

Prince William took on his royal duties as the heir and grandson of the Queen, he was part of the procession which walked behind the coffin, as it was led into Westminster Abbey.

Catherine, Princess of Wales in the Ceremonial Procession, after the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II - wearing the Queen’s pearl choker and earrings. (Photo by Mike Egerton - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Consort, Camilla, Princess Catherine, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Meghan, then joined King Charles III, Prince William and Prince Harry, as they entered the abbey.

The Prince and Princess of Wales made the decision to allow their children Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, to attend their great-grandmother’s funeral, while their youngest sibling, Prince Louis, 4, stayed at home.

Princess Charlotte, the Princess of Wales, Prince George, and the Prince of Wales during the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The young Princess Charlotte also paid tribute, like her mother, Catherine by wearing a small diamond horseshoe brooch, which was a gift from her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The procession behind the coffin was led in by members of the Queen’s royal household, with the Queen’s children, Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward first.

Britain's King Charles III, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, followed by Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Peter Phillips as arrive at St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022, ahead of the Committal Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Then followed by Her Majesty’s grandsons, William, Harry and Peter (Phillips), as well as her nephew David Armstrong-Jones (The Earl of Snowdon), and cousin Prince Richard (The Duke of Gloucester).

Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and Prince William, Prince of Wales follow the State Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The televised service at Windsor castle was attended by not only family, it also featured friends from Her Majesty’s household throughout the years, including personal staff from her private estates.