Prince George, 9, had a candy change with Prince Edward‘s spouse, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, when she put her arm across the boy at Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral on Monday, September 19.
The royal members of the family shared a second shortly after the late monarch’s memorial service got here to an finish. George joined his dad and mom, Prince William and Princess Kate, at Westminster Abbey to pay his respects to his great-grandmother.
The couple’s eldest baby additionally participated within the procession alongside his sister, Princess Charlotte, 7. William, 40, and Kate’s youngest son, Prince Louis, 4, was not in attendance on the funeral.
Following the service, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, 40, made their approach to Windsor Citadel the place Elizabeth will likely be buried alongside her late husband, Prince Philip. Sophie, 52, for her half, traveled to the placement alongside Prince Harry‘s spouse, Meghan Markle, as their respective husbands marched with the sovereign’s coffin to Wellington Arch.
Her Majesty handed away “peacefully” at her property in Scotland on September 8, in response to a press release from Buckingham Palace. She was 96. Hours earlier, the palace confirmed that Elizabeth’s medical doctors positioned her “below medical supervision” in her residence at Balmoral Citadel.
On the time, William addressed his grandmother’s passing with a particular message. “On Thursday, the world misplaced a rare chief, whose dedication to the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute,” he shared through Instagram on September 10. “A lot will likely be stated within the days forward in regards to the which means of her historic reign.”
He continued: “I, nonetheless, have misplaced a grandmother. And whereas I’ll grieve her loss, I additionally really feel extremely grateful. I’ve had the advantage of the queen’s knowledge and reassurance into my fifth decade.”
The Duke of Cambridge recalled the “recollections” that his youngsters will proceed to have of Elizabeth. “She was by my facet at my happiest moments and he or she was by my facet through the saddest days of my life,” the assertion added, noting that Kate had Elizabeth’s “steering and assist” through the years. “I knew at the present time would come, however will probably be a while earlier than the truth of life with out Grannie will actually really feel actual.”
Forward of the funeral, Kate provided a glimpse at how her youngsters have been dealing with the tragic loss. Governor-Basic David Hurley of Australia recalled a dialog he shared with the Duchess of Cambridge at King Charles III‘s reception at Buckingham Palace on Sunday, September 18.
“The youthful one is now asking questions like, ‘Do you suppose we are able to nonetheless play these video games after we go to Balmoral,’ and issues like that, as a result of she’s not going to be there,” Hurley advised reporters about his change. “The older one is type of now realizing how essential his great-grandmother was and what’s going on.”
Kate beforehand opened up about her youngest baby’s response to Elizabeth’s passing. “[Louis said,] ‘At the very least Grannie is with Nice-Grandpa now,’” she advised well-wishers on September 10, referring to the queen’s late husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at age 99.
After Philip’s dying, a supply mentioned how the royal household was supporting Elizabeth. “The Cambridges are spending Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham! It’s going to be an enormous household affair,” an insider revealed to Us Weekly in December 2021. “George, Charlotte and Louis are completely delighted to be seeing their great-grandmother in particular person once more.”