Prince George may attend Queen's funeral to 'reassure nation of the order of succession'

George is second in line to the throne, following his father Prince William

Prince George may attend Queen's funeral to 'reassure nation of the order of succession'
Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England (Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s eldest son, Prince George, 9, may attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19, at the request of senior advisors in order to “reassure the nation of the order of succession.”

George is second in line to the throne, following his father William who is the current heir. According to the DailyMail, one insider said, "Courtiers are keen for Prince George to be at the funeral in some capacity, if only to reassure the nation of the order of succession." Another source added, "It’s currently under discussion. No decision has been made yet." 

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George's relationship with Queen

DailyMail reported Kate as saying that George “understands the loss” of his great-grandmother, who he nicknamed ‘Gan Gan’, when she met mourners in Sandringham on September 15. George said to have a close relationship with his great-grandmother. The Queen also celebrated his ninth birthday in July by sharing a picture of them together on the balcony at Buckingham Palace at the Jubilee weekend. The Queen's official Twitter page featured the post saying, "Wishing a very Happy 9th Birthday to Prince George!!" along with a cake emoji.

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In 2019, Prince George also celebrated Christmas with father William, King Charles and the Queen. The official Instagram account of Prince and Princess of Wales shared pictures of the prince mixing pudding and wrote, "Four generations of the Royal Family 🎄 together at Christmas."

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However, since the Queen’s death was announced on September 8, the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales have yet to be seen in public. On the other hand, in a statement, Prince William grieved his grandmother's death and said that the children were able to “create memories that will last their whole lives” with the late monarch. "I thank her for the kindness she showed my family and me. And I thank her on behalf of my generation for providing an example of service and dignity in public life that was from a different age, but always relevant to us all. My grandmother famously said that grief was the price we pay for love. All of the sadness we will feel in the coming weeks will be testament to the love we felt for our extraordinary Queen," he said.

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