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Prince George and Princess Charlotte among royals seen wiping away tears during Queen’s funeral

Prince George was seen wiping away tears as he gave his final goodbyes to his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

The future King and his sister, Princess Charlotte, bid farewell to their beloved “Gan Gan” as the youngest members of the royal family to follow the Queen’s coffin through Westminster Abbey.

The royal siblings, great-grandchildren of the Queen, were among 2,000 guests at her state funeral, joining their parents, world leaders and national figures from UK.

Sitting in the front row next to his mother the Princess of Wales she could be seen comforting her son with a hand on his knee.

The Prince of Wales, Prince George, the Princess of Wales and Princess Charlotte in front of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II

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At the end of the service, George followed closely behind his father, while Kate put a guiding hand on the back of her daughter, as the foursome got up from their seats and stood behind the coffin.

George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, walked behind the Queen’s coffin as part of a solemn procession past hundreds of guests through the gothic church.

George was dressed in a dark navy suit and tie, while Charlotte wore a black coat dress with pleats at the back and a small silver horseshoe pinned on the front, black tights and a hat with a ribbon tied at the back.

Charlotte an George watch as the Queen’s coffin arrives at Wellington Arch

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Ahead of the service, the Princess of Wales could be seen holding Charlotte’s hand, and giving her a reassuring touch on the shoulder.

The second and third in line to the throne are also expected to be at the committal service in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, afterwards.

The prince and princess’ four-year-old brother, Prince Louis, was not present.

He is likely to be considered too young to attend.

Meghan with tears in her eyes

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Meghan Markle could be seen wiping away tears as she left the ceremony.

Mirroring her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Meghan wore a traditional all-black outfit accompanied by a wide-brimmed hat.

Edward and Sophie Wessex also wiped tears from their eyes at a highly charged opening to The Queen’s funeral.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex took out a handkerchief each after the first hymn was sung.

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Queen Elizabeth II was leaving London for the last time on Monday after her funeral procession through its streets watched by ten of millions of people in Britain and around the world.

After her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey, the late monarch’s coffin was borne on the State Gun Carriage, for a final journey pulled by Royal Navy ratings to Wellington Arch.

SOURCE: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/prince-george-cries-tears-queen-elizabeth-funeral-b1026627.html

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