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Princess Charlotte Tells Big Brother Prince George 'You Need to Bow' As Queen's Coffin Passes By In Adorable Interaction

Princess Charlotte Tells Big Brother Prince George 'You Need to Bow' As Queen's Coffin Passes By In Adorable Interaction

As the coffin went past them by the Wellington Arch, Princess Charlotte gently notified her elder brother of his duties.

Queen Elizabeth II kept the traditions that filled the palace alive till the last moment. Now that she’s not here anymore, Princess Charlotte seems to be taking up the Queen's role in the etiquette department. During the Queen’s funeral ceremony on September 19, the coffin was to be sent past the Wellington Arch, where the sibling duo, Princess Charlotte and Prince George were standing. As the coffin passed by, Princess Charlotte was seen talking to the Prince letting him know what he should be doing next, according to PEOPLE.



 

 

It seemed like a lengthy instruction which ended with her saying, “You need to bow.” While there is a two-year difference between the elder 9-year-old Prince and the younger Princess, it hasn’t stopped her from taking charge of royal protocol when needed. 

Image Source: Princess Charlotte of Wales arrives at Windsor Castle for The Committal Service For Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Image Source: Princess Charlotte of Wales arrives at Windsor Castle for The Committal Service For Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

 

 

Princess Charlotte was seen sporting a diamond horseshoe brooch on the left side of her coat, signifying her great-grandmother’s love for horses. This brooch honoring the Queen was actually a gift for the Princess from the Queen herself. Like her great-grandmother who frequently passed diplomatic gestures using her jewelry and accessories, Charlotte seems to have gotten the hang of her royal duties. She made an appearance in a hat, a common tradition for the women in the family when they appear at formal events.



 

 

The millions of people who tuned in to watch the funeral on broadcast were captivated by Princess Charlotte. The 7-year-old is remarkably "poised" and "well behaved" for such a young age, it would seem, which is a resounding shared opinion when it comes to her, per Cosmopolitan.

Image Source: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex look on after the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Gerrard- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Image Source: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex look on after the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Gerrard- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

 

Speaking of posture and poise, the royal biographer and former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown mentioned how Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Charlotte carry themselves in a similar poise and manner, she notes, "When Churchill first met the queen at the age of 2, he commented on her extraordinary gravity and her poise. And I do feel somewhat the same way about Princess Charlotte." While she made her mark as a person with maturity and poise, she had also shown her emotional side at the Wellington Arch, she was then comforted by her mother Kate Middleton, the newly-named Princess of Wales.  

Image Source:  Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Image Source: Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

 

This is not the first time Charlotte has done something like this. With her younger brother Prince Louis, she made sure that his enthusiastic waving didn’t go too out of hand. When the children made their carriage debut during Trooping the Colour, the annual public celebration of Queen Elizabeth's birthday in 2019, they were all seen enthusiastically waving at the crowds gathered around the palace. Princess Charlotte decided to take a break from the waving, but Prince Louis kept it going, his waves turning more forceful by the end. So Charlotte moved his hand to his lap which let him know that his waves were turning weird, but he raised his hand right back up to wave better this time. 



 

 

During the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the queen this year, Princess Charlotte also helped Prince George. During the national anthem, as Queen Elizabeth stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace alongside her family, Prince George put his hand on the balcony and as soon the young Princess noticed, she asked her brother to remove his hand, following which he stood straight and fixed his posture.

References:

https://people.com/royals/princess-charlotte-tells-older-brother-prince-george-to-bow-during-queen-elizabeth-funeral/?utm_campaign=peoplemagazine&utm_content=manual&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=632884b37c9ef600011f3aa2&fbclid=IwAR00MSpZEuDGz7uIoy8Y4ymn8c7eJT1Mjt7GWaJPVMSUIeP9M4A21CSHhBc

https://people.com/royals/princess-charlotte-hilarious-sibling-moment-prince-louis-trooping-the-colour-carriage-ride/

https://people.com/royals/watch-princess-charlotte-sweetly-correct-prince-georges-posture-during-the-national-anthem/

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a41279112/princess-charlotte-queen-funeral/ 

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