An emotional Princess Charlotte of Wales attended the service alongside her 9-year-old brother, Prince George.
7-year-old Princess Charlotte is mourning the death of her beloved "Gan-Gan." The young royal broke down in tears at the funeral of her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The only daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton was seen visibly upset as she wiped her eyes outside of the church in London, England, reports ET Online.
Royal fans were moved by the child's emotions. One person tweeted, "Princess Charlotte crying has me bawling my eyes out at work I can’t." Another shared that watching a video of "little" Princess Charlotte crying made her miss her "nan" who she lost two years ago and her "heart shattered." A third said, "The emotion shown in Princess Charlotte was so heartbreaking" because the young royal broke down unable to "hold her grief and tears" but her parents consoling her pulled the strings of her heart.
This has absolutely broken my heart to see. I know we’re not all monarchists but when you take it to a basic level, a family has lost a matriarch, and children have lost their grandmother. So sad. https://t.co/t6WgKEPZnA— Kayleigh Fraser (@kayleighfjourno) September 19, 2022
Princess Charlotte also paid tribute to her beloved grandmother by wearing her first piece of significant jewelry. A small diamond brooch in the shape of a horseshoe, referencing her great-grandmother's passion for horses and riding was seen pinned to the young royal's black coat. The piece of jewelry has sentimental value as it was gifted to the young princess by the late monarch herself, reports PEOPLE. Princess Charlotte also wore a black hat with a bow.
In another sweet moment, Princess Charlotte instructed her brother to bow as they waited for Queen Elizabeth's coffin to go past them at Wellington Arch. 7-year-old Charlotte was seen telling her older brother, "You need to bow." Their 4-year-old brother Louis did not attend the as he was considered too young to join the rest of the family. As we previously reported, Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, 40, was seen comforting her children, even holding her daughter's hand as the family entered Westminster Abbey. Despite how young they are, the siblings paid their respects and bowed their heads as they followed the Queen's coffin into the church, accompanied by their parents.
Even King Charles couldn't hold back his emotions as he bid farewell to his dear mother. The 73-year-old monarch seemed to have tears in his eyes during the service at St. George's Chapel, Windsor on September 19, 2022, reports Newsweek. King Charles was visibly moved when "God Save The King" was sung in its closing stages.
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