Prince George ‘heartbreakingly sad’ for father Prince William at Queen's funeral, says body language expert
A body language expert claimed that George appeared to be ‘heartbreakingly sad at the state funeral and showed ‘concerns’ for father Prince William
LONDON, UK: Prince George joined his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton to pay his last respect to his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, at her state funeral in Westminister Abbey on Monday, September 19.
A body language expert claimed that the 9-year-old who was accompanied by his sister Princess Charlotte, appeared to be ‘heartbreakingly sad at the state funeral and showed ‘concerns’ for father Prince William, who was seen visibly moved by the demise of his grandmother.
While Prince of Wales joined his father, King Charles, and brother Prince Harry to walk behind the Queen’s coffin carried on a State Gun Carriage by 98 Royal Navy sailors, George traveled to Britain’s historical church in a car with his mother Princess of Wales Kate Middleton, sister Princess Charlotte and Queen Consort Camilla.
At the moving funeral, George walked behind his great-grandmother’s casket, and later sat quietly sat next to his father while the congregation sang the national anthem. Looking at his sadness and grief, a body language expert said, the little boy was ‘heartbreakingly sad.’
Judi James told The Sun, “Prince George walked beside his father and, despite some glances thrown from William down to his son, George’s upright posture suggested he needed little in the way of reassurance and it was the expression he threw up at his father that looked more like a warm smile of concern to check he was ok".
"George also mimicked some of his father’s body language, checking and smoothing his suit jacket like a grown-up. His eye expression as they followed the coffin in looked heart-breakingly sad and he was seen to wipe at his eyes during the start of the service but there were no signs that he prompted any expressions of concern from William."
Not only did George mimick his parent’s body language but her sister Charlotte too showed her grief. Copying her mother, the little princess tipped her hat during the funeral procession. Charlotte was also seen reminding her brother George of the royal protocol while standing next to their grandmother's coffin, as she told him to bow during the procession.
The Queen’s funeral procession from Westminister Hall to Westminister Abbey began at around 10.45 am. The State Gun Carriage carrying the Queen's coffin arrived at the Church just before 11 am. A single toll from Big Ben signaled the start of the service at Westminster Abbey, where kings and queens have been crowned and buried since 1066. Her Majesty will be laid to rest at Windsor next to her beloved husband Prince Philip and her parents, George VI and the Queen Mother.