Princess Charlotte, age 7, and Prince George, age 9, followed the Queen’s casket in the funeral procession.
On Monday, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrived at Westminster Abbey after the funeral procession for Queen Elizabeth.
Along with their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and other royal family members, George, 9, and Charlotte, 7, followed the monarch’s casket to Westminster Abbey.
They were the only great-grandchildren mentioned in the Order of Service that Buckingham Palace forwarded to Insider prior to the service. Prince Louis, their 4-year-old younger brother, was not present.
According to Victoria Ward, the royal writer for The Telegraph, Prince William and Kate Middleton were said to have “very carefully” considered whether to send their oldest children in the procession. According to Ward, George and Charlotte called the late monarch “Gan Gan.”
Unnamed sources also claimed to the Mail Online that including the kids was a “collective family decision.”
According to a source who spoke with the publication, “as parents they have, of course, pondered long and hard about whether their children should accompany them.” Little Louis is obviously too young, but George and Charlotte are believed to be capable.
The pictures of the young royals passing by the casket bring to mind how Prince William and Prince Harry passed Princess Diana’s casket in 1997. When their mother passed away, the brothers were 15 and 12, respectively.
After the funeral on Monday, there will be a committal service in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, where George and Charlotte will also be present.