As much of the world continues to grieve the death of beloved Queen Elizabeth II, we now watch as she is laid to rest. At roughly 5:30 a.m. EST, the Queen’s casket made its way from Westminster to Westminster Abbey, the same place where she was both crown Queen and where she married her beloved husband, Prince Phillip.
And now as Her Majesty meets her husband again in their final resting place, many people were surprised to see two very special guests present at the Queen’s funeral. For those who watched the funeral in real time, you saw two of the Queen’s great-grandchildren present, Prince William and Princess Kate’s two oldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte Make Surprise Appearance at Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral and People Took Notice of the Gesture Charlotte MadeEmbed from Getty Images
As the two young royals remained on their best behavior, people took notice of the incredibly sweet and emotional gesture Princess Charlotte made to remember her beloved great granny.
In addition to her loved black ensemble, complete with an adorable black wide-brim hat, Charlotte also wore her first piece of jewelry in public.
Photos of the tiny princess show a sparkling brooch on her left shoulder. The brooch was a silver, jewel-encrusted horseshoe, in honor of the Queen’s fondness for her own horses.
Reporters have revealed that the brooch was actually a gift to Charlotte from the Queen. How brilliant is that?
As Mamas Uncut reported earlier this morning, we have also learned what the note atop the Queen’s coffin says and who it is from. Last year, when Prince Phillip passed away in April 2021, the Queen wrote a private note to her husband and signed it with the nickname he and her father used to call her, Lilibet.
It has since been reported that the Queen’s eldest son, King Charles III, has written the note that has been seen amongst the flowers that sit on the Queen’s casket. The note, officials said, reads, “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R.”
It is tradition that a final note is placed on the caskets of members of the royal family once they pass. Many of you may remember the incredibly emotional moment when Prince William wrote the word “mommy” which sat atop Princess Diana’s casket when she passed away at just 36 years old in 1997.
Prince William recently opened up about what the last 10 days have felt like for him as he and his family mourn the loss of his beloved granny. A reporter on the scene who spoke to a woman who met William Thursday said the prince told her the death of his grandmother brought back memories of the death of his mother, Diana, the Princess of Wales.
“He told us yesterday had been particularly difficult and following the coffin had reminded him of his mother’s funeral, of Diana,” said Jane Wells, who had come to lay flowers for the queen at Sandringham. “He said it had been very difficult.”
Wells continued, “I said, ‘Your mother would be so proud of you and thank you for sharing your grief with us,’ and he said, ‘I’m learning that she was everyone’s grandmother, the way people have reacted.’”
While their youngest child, Prince Louis, wasn’t involved in the funeral, Princess Kate shared an anecdote her youngest shared with her after being told of his great-grandmother’s passing.
While walking around the memorial, Middleton revealed that Prince Louis had a profound response to his great-grandmother’s passing. Sunday Times editor Roya Nikkhah revealed on Twitter that “an emotional Princess of Wales told a group of children that Prince Louis said, ‘At least Grannie is with Great Grandpa now.’”
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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