Prince George and Princess Charlotte marched behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

Their presence was a source of great discussion. Should they attend or not funeral of their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II ? Prince William remembers the traumatic memory of the funeral of his mother, Lady Diana, when he was a young teenager. However, after careful consideration,Kate Middleton and Prince William have decided to allow their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to participate in this event, which is both family and historic. Prince Louis, 4 years old, was deemed too young.

If their father, Prince William, accompanied King Charles III behind the coffin to Westminster Abbey, the children arrived by car directly at the abbey. They were accompanied by their mother, Kate Middleton, and Queen Consort Camilla Parker-Bowles. Princess Charlotte caught all eyes with her hat, a first for the little girl. The hats having indeed a real ceremonial role in the royal family, the fact of wearing one is far from being anecdotal. A symbol at the height of the moment.

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The two children, aged 9 and 7, appeared looking serious, but not dejected. They then reunited with their father, to accompany the queen’s coffin inside the abbey. George and Charlotte marched surrounded by their parents, behind King Charles III and the Queen Consort, and in front of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They then took their places in the middle of 2,200 guests to watch the ceremony. A moment they will surely remember for the rest of their lives.

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