Kate and William reveal NZ PM supported them when Queen died in heartfelt personal message

Prince William and Kate took to Twitter to express their gratitude to the former leader of New Zealand’s Labour Party. In their social media post, the couple wrote: Thank you [Jacinda] for your friendship, leadership and support over the years, not least at the time of my grandmother’s death.

The couple added: “Sending you, Clarke and Neve our best wishes. W & C.”

In September, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Jacinda paid her respects at the coffin of the late Queen.

She later held an audience with a grieving Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle.

Jacinda was among the first of the world dignitaries to attend the late Queen’s lying-in-state in Westminster Hall.

Speaking after her attendance, she said that it was a “deeply humbling experience”.

She said: “To see them doing so with such patience and in such a quiet and reverent way was very humbling to see.

“Each of these activities today has reminded me of just the sincerity in which everyone is grieving here in the UK, but also of what a historic occasion it is, that we are a part of as well.”

Joining her to pay a silent tribute was Governor-General Cindy Kiro and her partner Clarke Gayford.