At only 9 and 7 years old, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will say goodbye to their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, Monday, September 19, 2022, during her national funeral. Indeed, according to information from BBC News, the two eldest children of the Prince and Princess of Wales will even play an active role during the Queen’s funeral since their mission should be to walk behind the coffin of the deceased monarch. during the procession to Westminster Abbey. They will of course not be alone since they will be alongside their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton. In addition, they will also be able to count on the support of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
It is a large part of the British royal family who should take part in this procession which should be rich in emotion. Elizabeth II’s six other grandchildren are expected to be present, as they were, on Saturday, September 17, 2022, when they paid tribute to their grandmother at a vigil held at Westminster Hall. The youngest of the new Prince of Wales, Prince Louis, should not be present. After participating in the procession, Prince George and Princess Charlotte should take their place in Westminster Abbey with the 2,000 guests.
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A question arises: how do the disappearance of Elizabeth II, the two eldest children of Prince William and Kate Middleton, live? The Princess of Wales had assured onlookers that they were fine, according to comments reported by ENews, September 17, 2022. “They are at school, they are being well taken care of. […] They have a routine and they’re happy. They’re with new friends,” she said. For his part, Prince William explained that his children were enjoying their first week of school at Lambrook School in Berkshire. “They get used to it. We try to make sure everything is consistent and settled for them.”
The presence of the Queen’s great-grandchildren behind her coffin will be reminiscent of the presence of Princes William and Harry behind the coffin of their mother, Lady Diana, in 1997. A traumatic memory for the second son of King Charles III . “My mother had just died and I had to walk behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me and millions watching it on TV. I don’t think you should ask such a thing of any child, whatever the circumstances. I don’t think that would happen today. No child who has just lost his mother so young should have his grief watched by thousands of people,” he said in the book Harry : Conversations with the Prince, released in 2018. Hopefully the experience is less traumatic for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte © Avalon