Prince Louis struggling to understand the loss of Queen Elizabeth as Princess Catherine reveals he’s 'asking questions'

The Princess of Wales reportedly shared how Prince Louis is struggling to understand fully the significance of his great-grandmother's loss

Prince Louis struggling to understand the Queen's loss, seen here are Princess Catherine and Prince Louis at different occasions
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Prince Louis is reportedly struggling to understand the loss of Queen Elizabeth as Princess Catherine revealed he’s ‘asking questions’ now. 


On Monday, September 19th the Royal Family said a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II as she was laid to rest in St George’s Chapel following a poignant State Funeral that was watched by millions. Two of the Queen’s great-grandchildren, nine-year-old Prince George and seven-year-old Princess Charlotte, had special roles in the funeral procession at Westminster Abbey and attended the services to pay their respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Now it’s been suggested that their younger brother Prince Louis is struggling to fully comprehend the significance of the Queen’s loss. 

As reported by the Evening Standard (opens in new tab), the Princess of Wales recently reflected upon how her two sons are coping with the death of their extraordinary great-grandmother and Prince Louis is apparently "asking questions". 

Camilla, Queen Consort and Catherine, Princess of Wales during a lunch held for governors-general of the Commonwealth nations at Buckingham Palace

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The day before Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, King Charles was joined by other senior royals including the Prince and Princess of Wales as he hosted a reception for dignitaries from across the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace. Princess Catherine is said to have spoken with Australia’s Governor-General, David Hurley and opened up about her sons. 

Recalling this conversation, David claimed that she revealed Prince George is “sort of now realizing how important his great-grandmother was and what is going on”. 

Whilst four-year-old Prince Louis is reportedly struggling to understand in quite the same way as his older brother. 

“The younger one is now asking questions like, ‘do you think we can still play these games when we go to Balmoral’ and things like that, because she’s not going to be there?” the Governor-General went on to allege.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George at Trooping the Colour

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The Wales family is understood to have regularly spent time with the late monarch at her beloved Scottish home, Balmoral Castle, during her summer breaks there, as did many of the Queen’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the years. These summer trips are likely part of incredibly precious memories of the late monarch for her family as they grieve her loss. 

Whilst her youngest son might not have fully realized the significance of the Queen’s loss like Prince George, during a walkabout in Windsor on September 10th. Here Princess Catherine revealed Prince Louis’ sweet first words after hearing the sad news of his great-grandmother’s passing.  

Catherine, Princess of Wales meets members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle

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As reported by The Independent (opens in new tab), royal well-wisher Banita Ranow claimed the Princess was “welling up” as she explained that “Louis said, ‘at least Grannie is with great-grandpa now’.” 

Following the Queen’s State Funeral and Committal Service the national mourning period has now come to an end, though the Royal Family will remain in official mourning until seven days afterwards. 

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.