Viewers who spotted the sweet exchange took to Twitter to discuss how lovely the moment between the pair was. One person wrote: “They can add levity to the most solemn of moments. Her telling her older brother what to do, is just cute,” whilst another added: “I’m pleased they have each other to lean on for support and will look back on this in future glad they took part in it together.”
The Queen’s state funeral saw the royal family come together to remember the late monarch and Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrived by car with their mother. Charlotte, for the first time, wore a formal hat – like all other female family members at the service – and her first-ever royal brooch, too. In the shape of a small horseshoe, the piece of jewellery was no doubt a nod to the Queen’s love of horses and equestrianism. It is the first time they have publicly attended a funeral, though they did also appear at a memorial service for Prince Philip in March 2022, after his 2021 funeral was restricted to 30 guests due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kate recently opened up about how her children are coping with the Queen’s death at a reception held for Commonwealth dignitaries ahead of the Queen’s funeral. Kate said that Prince George is “now sort of realising how important his great-grandmother was and what is going on.”
In accordance with the wishes of the new King Charles III, the public mourning period will continue until seven days after the Queen’s state funeral, which will take place at 11am on Monday 19 September.