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Charlotte Instructs George to Bow at the Queen's Funeral

Princess Charlotte Reminds Prince George to Bow at Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Prince George of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Princess Charlotte, 7, lightened the mood a bit when she reminded older brother Prince George, 9, of royal protocol at her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Sept. 19. Per People, while the queen's coffin passed by them at Wellington Arch, Charlotte leaned over to her brother and whispered, "You need to bow."

The two siblings, the eldest of Prince William and Kate Middleton's three children, participated in the queen's funeral procession, joining the royal family behind the coffin as it entered Westminster Abbey. However, 4-year-old Prince Louis was not in attendance.

The incident wasn't the first time Charlotte has been seen giving George advice on protocol. As "God Save the Queen" played at the Platinum Jubilee back in June, she nudged her older brother until he removed his elbow from the balcony ledge and corrected his posture, per People.

Elizabeth's state funeral provided a chance for the world to mourn the queen, who died on Sept. 8 at age 96. Charlotte and George's aunt and uncle Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were in attendance as well, while their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, were absent. Several major figures and celebrities from around the world were also present, from President Joe Biden to French President Emmanuel Macron and Sandra Oh.

Image Source: Getty / Karwai Tang
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