Prince George comforted by Sophie of Wessex at Queen’s funeral

Prince George was comforted by his great-aunt Sophie, Countess of Wessex during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London on Monday.

When the 9-year-old left Westminster Abbey with his sister, Princess Charlotte, and their mother, Kate Middleton, Sophie put an arm over the young prince’s shoulder.

Prince Edward’s wife, 57, wore a black dress and matching wizard for the touching moment, while her second cousin wore a navy blue suit and black tie.

George and Charlotte, 7, arrived at the church with Middleton, 40, and Queen Consort Camilla.

Their father, Prince William, came apart when he joined King Charles III, Prince Harry and more relatives in a procession from Westminster Hall behind Her Majesty’s coffin.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George
Sophie of Wessex comforted Prince George at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
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The little ones took their own place behind the coffin as the procession entered the church, walking in front of Harry, 38, and Meghan Markle.

Prince Louis, who made headlines in June for his Platinum Jubilee antics, stayed home due to his young age.

Prince Edward, Sophie of Wessex
The Countess put a hand on George’s shoulder.
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While Middleton told onlookers last week that the 4-year-old is struggling to understand the sovereign’s passing and “asking questions,” his older brother has a better understanding of the tragedy.

When George turned 7, the heir had learned that he will one day become king, according to royal author Robert Lacey.

“By the summer of 2020, his parents would have gone into more detail about what the life of the little prince’s future royal ‘service and duty’ in particular would entail,” he wrote in “Battle of Brothers” in June 2021.

Lacey noted that the Prince of Wales, 40, deliberately told George in a “controlled” manner because of the “arbitrary way the whole affair of his [own] the royal lot had buzzed about his head from the beginning.”

Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Kate Middleton
Princess Charlotte was also present.
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William is now next in line to the throne as Charles, 73, took on the role of Elizabeth after her death at the age of 96 on September 8, followed by George.

Charlotte and Louis follow. As for Harry, the former military pilot’s place is behind theirs, despite him and Meghan Markle giving up their royal roles in 2020.

The couple’s children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, are sixth and seventh in line, respectively.

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