Prince George and Princess Charlotte walked behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin at their great-grandmother’s funeral on Monday morning.
The eldest two children of Prince William and Kate Middleton looked solemn as they arrived at Westminster Abbey in London with their mother.
The future king, 9, wore a navy blue suit and tie, while his sister, 7, wore a black dress and a matching hat.
For her part, the newly appointed Princess of Wales, 40, paired her black dress with a veil and pearl necklace once worn by the late monarch.
The Prince of Wales, also 40, traveled separately for the service, arriving at Westminster Hall in a vehicle with his father, King Charles III. His brother, Prince Harry, was driving the car behind them.
Charles, 73, and his sons walked behind the Queen’s coffin in a procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, along with His Majesty’s siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Upon their arrival, George, Charlotte and Middleton joined William and took part in the procession inside the church. They followed their parents, with Harry, 38, and Meghan Markle behind them.
Prince Louis, 4, did not attend the service due to his young age.
Louis struggles to understand the sovereign’s passing, with Middleton telling Australian Governor-General David Hurley on Saturday that her little one has been asking “questions” about her death (via Daily Mail).
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On a walkabout last week, the former Duchess of Cambridge told onlookers about Louis’s heartfelt reaction to the news of the loss.
“Louis said at least Grandma is with great-grandfather now,” Middleton said, referring to Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99 after 74 years of marriage to the Queen.
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Middleton noted that the little ones “did well,” adding that George understood the loss better than Charlotte and Louis.
The siblings had their second day at Lambrook School in Windsor, England, on September 8 when news broke about their great-grandmother’s health problems.
Their father rushed with many of his relatives to the queen’s bed at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
However, Middleton stayed behind and picked up their children from their new school after Buckingham Palace confirmed Her Majesty’s death.