Princess Charlotte's sweet words to Prince George at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral revealed

Princess Charlotte's sweet words to Prince George during their late great-grandmother's funeral show the close, supportive bond they share

Prince George of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
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Princess Charlotte's sweet words to Prince George, at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, appear to show how her reminding her brother to 'bow' during a key moment.


Britain's King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and members of the royal family watch as the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II is carried from the gun carriage by pallbearers at Wellington Arch from Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. The Queen will be laid to rest at St George's Chapel, Windsor beside her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and her parents King George VI and The Queen Mother. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.

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Since Buckingham Palace made the solemn announcement that Queen Elizabeth II had died at Balmoral Castle, there have been many ceremonies, tributes, and official events - all laden with the solemnity one might expect. The younger members of the Royal Family, specifically the Queen's great-grandchildren, played their own part in official events. 

It was during a particularly poignant scene, as the Queen's funeral procession passed Wellington Arch as the Royal Family watched on, that Princess Charlotte was spotted whispering an instruction to Prince George. It appears that the Princess was reminding her older brother, who listened intently, to 'take a bow' at the key moment.

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Despite the obvious pressures of having countless hoards lining the streets and the world watching as your family mourns - the two youngsters were on their best behavior and showed maturity far beyond their years. This was especially impressive, considering the relationship they shared with their late great-grandmother.

It's believed that the Prince and Princess of Wales' only daughter was particularly close to her beloved 'gan-gan' which was reflected in a very personal element of the outfit she wore on the solemn day. Princess Charlotte's sweet tribute to the Queen came in the shape of an adorable brooch, which she wore during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

The stunning collection of Queen Elizabeth's brooches are world-renowned and it's believed that the sweet brooch, worm by Princess Charlotte, was a gift from her 'gan-gan.'

Aoife Hanna
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