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7-Year-Old Princess Charlotte Makes Grown-Up Gesture To Great Grandmother The Queen at Her Funeral

7-Year-Old Princess Charlotte Makes Grown-Up Gesture To Great Grandmother The Queen at Her Funeral

A mature mark of honor to the Queen by young princess Charlotte

Though, very young, Prince and Princess of Wales put on a much mature mark of respect for their great-grandmother. At the Queen's farewell at the aisle of Westminster Abbey, we saw William's and Kate's oldest children, George, nine, and Charlotte, seven, who were also the youngest mourners at their great-grandmother's funeral, bid their goodbyes. However, this was the second occasion where the royal siblings were seen at Westminster Abbey since they had appeared for Prince Philip's memorial service in March. According to People, William and Kate carefully decided whether to include their children in the procession and service. Prince Louis, four, was however assumed to be too young to attend the service. 

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Image Source: Getty Images/ Chris Jackson

 

Similar to her mother and other women in the family, Princess Charlotte of Wales, decided to subtly pay respect to her royal great-grandmother through her wardrobe. She honored the late monarch, by pairing an all-black coat and tights with a bowed black hat for the first time during the formal occasion. As a loving gesture and tribute to Queen's passion for horses, she also pinned a silver horseshoe brooch to the front of her attire, reports US Magazine. Much like the late monarch, Charlotte had also grown a fascination for horses, confirmed Kate in an interview with Paralympian Natasha Baker in 2018. 

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Image Source: Getty Images/ WPA Pool

 

To honor, this passion of the Queen, Princess Anne, the Queen's daughter represented England in eventing during the 1976 Olympic Games, riding one of the monarch’s horses for the competition. Lady Louise Windsor, the queen’s youngest granddaughter, also wore a horse-shaped charm necklace as she stood guard at Westminster Hall during a vigil on Saturday, September 17. In the past week, we have also seen Kate and Megan honor the Queen with the use of subtle yet stunning pieces of jewelry.

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Getty Images | Photo by Joshua Bratt- WPA Pool

 

 

Princess Kate earlier spoke about her younger children yet to grasp the enormity of the loss. Princess of Wales Kate Middleton interacted with members of the public and explained that while Prince George could understand and process the death of the Queen, his younger siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis "less so." The anonymous crowd members spoke to BBC reporter Jo Black about the interaction with the Princess of Wales. "They're doing great, and they're being taken care of at school," said the person. Prince William and Kate spoke to people waiting outside Sandringham estate and also paid inspected the tributes laid at their gate including flowers and kind messages in tribute to the Queen, the late monarch, reported The Daily Mail. Princess of Wales Kate Middleton said her eldest son, Prince George "understands the loss" of his great-grandmother, the Queen. Last week, Kate Middleton told a well-wisher that Prince George comforted her after the Queen had passed away. The 40-year-old said her four-year-old reacted to the Queen’s death and comforted her during her grief. Her young child said, "Don't worry. She's now with great-grandpa."
 

 

References:

https://people.com/royals/princess-charlotte-wears-a-hat-for-the-first-time-at-queen-elizabeths-funeral/#:~:text=Dressed%20in%20all%20black%2C%20Charlotte,great%20grandmother's%20love%20for%20horses

https://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/pictures/princess-charlotte-honors-queen-with-brooch-at-funeral-photos/

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