Prince Charles comforts his mother Queen Elizabeth at funeral in rare moment of affection


Prince Charles will always be there for his mom.

In a rare moment of affection, Charles kissed his mother's hand and cheek as they greeted each other at the funeral of Countess Mountbatten of Burma on Monday.

The sweet photos show the mother-son duo, who were both appropriately dressed in all black for the solemn service, walking in together inside St. Paul's Church. Upon seeing his mother, Charles, 64, kissed Elizabeth's hand and planted a kiss on her cheek.

The sweet gesture was a surprise to everyone as royals are known to never show any signs of PDA. Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip are never seen holding hands in public and Duchess Kate and Prince William have also followed suit in their own marriage.

Prince Phillip was also in attendance at the funeral service, almost a week after he was released from the hospital where he was treated for an infection.

Countess Mountbatten of Burma was Prince Phillip's first cousin, Queen Elizabeth's third cousin and Prince Charles' godmother, so her tragic passing hit especially close to home for the royals.

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of my very special godmother, Lady Mountbatten, whom I have known and loved ever since I can first remember," Prince Charles said in a statement. "I shall miss her presence most dreadfully."

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