Prince William and Kate step out after queen's funeral, thank staff and volunteers

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The Prince and Princess of Wales are back at work.

The royal couple visited Windsor Castle on Thursday to meet volunteers and staff involved in facilitating the queen's committal service at St. George's Chapel on Monday.

Following Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral at London's Westminster Abbey earlier in the day, a smaller congregation gathered at the Gothic St George's Chapel to pay a more personal goodbye. Her Majesty was then lowered into the royal vault.

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"Thank you to all those who have worked so tirelessly to ensure that everyone visiting Windsor over the past two weeks has had a safe & positive experience," reads the caption of a video showing their visit on social media.

"It was a pleasure to meet just a small number of staff & volunteers today. We are hugely grateful for all of your efforts."


Around 800 people attended the queen's committal service before she was laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside her husband Prince Philip, father King George VI, mother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret.

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