'You need to bow': Princess Charlotte tells her brother Prince George to follow royal protocol during Queen's funeral

As Princess Charlotte gave the instruction, Prince George acknowledged and listened intently before nodding his head

'You need to bow': Princess Charlotte tells her brother Prince George to follow royal protocol during Queen's funeral
Princess Charlotte and Prince George (L) attended Queen's funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19 (Entertainment Tonight/YouTube screenshot)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Princess Charlotte seems to be an expert in the royal protocol as she was seen giving her older brother, Prince George instructions about how to conduct himself during their great-grandmother’s funeral on Monday, September 19. As the two oldest children of Prince William and Catherine waited for the Queen's coffin to go past them at Wellington arch, Charlotte was seen giving a royal piece of advice to the 9-year-old, when the moment came. 

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In a short video from the sumptuous ceremony, the 7-year-old Princess was seen leaning into her brother and appeared to whisper as she gestured with her hands, "You need to bow.” While she gave the instruction, George acknowledged and listened intently before nodding his head. 

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Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince George of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales arrive at Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince George of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales arrive at Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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The second in line for the throne wore a navy blue dress with a black tie while his younger sister wore a black mourning coat and a wide-brimmed hat. The royal duo was present along with their mother, Kate Middleton, their aunt, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, and their step-grandmother, Queen Consort Camilla. 

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown is pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown is pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom (Daniel Leal- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Although Prince George, initially forgot to 'bow down' to the queen, he showed decent maturity by understanding the importance of the event and stood patiently as his father, the new Prince of Wales, arrived at the Abbey after walking behind the coffin of The Queen. The Princess of Wales was photographed placing her hand on her teary daughter’s back before gently grabbing her hand and leading her into the packed church. Middleton and Prince William’s youngest child, 4-year-old Prince Louis, was not in attendance after the former explained that the tiny tot was struggling to understand the Queen’s death.

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The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Windsor castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Windsor castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey (Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The members of the clergy who were leading the state funeral, greeted King Charles, Prince William, and other senior royals after they arrived at the iron Abbey gates.

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According to Daily Mail, the presence of Prince George at the funeral has come as a major surprise. "As parents they have, of course, thought long and hard about whether their children should accompany them," a source said. "Of course little Louis is too young, but they think George and Charlotte are up to it." Monday's luxurious event also happened to be the first time any of the Wales children have been seen in public since the Queen's death. 

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If reports are to be believed, Prince William, Catherine, and their children are set to begin a new life at Adelaide Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where The Queen spent most of her time. A few days ago, Prince William told the mourners outside the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk that he and his wife are 'trying to keep everything constant' for their three children since the death of their beloved Grandmother.  

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Camilla, The Queen Consort 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. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Camilla, The Queen Consort 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 (Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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