'Tears for Gan-Gan': Internet melts over Princess Charlotte crying at Queen's funeral
LONDON, ENGLAND: Princess Charlotte couldn't contain herself when she saw the coffin of her great-grandmother aka Queen Elizabeth II being transferred to the hearse at Wellington Arch following the State Funeral on September 19, 2022. The internet was abuzz with praises and love as the young royal broke into tears.
As pictures of the 7-year-old burying her face in her hands began circulating on the internet, several royal fans took to Twitter to laud her for showing respect to the late monarch and handling the tragic event with grace and maturity beyond years. At the funeral, Princess Charlotte of Wales walked alongside her brother, Prince George, behind their great-grandmother’s casket, and later sat quietly sat next to their mother, Kate Middleton, while the Choir of Westminster Abbey sang the national anthem.
A royal fan wrote, "Princess Charlotte, crying at her great grannies funeral, being comforted by her mum." "Is Princess Charlotte crying? Stop! #queensfuneral," tweeted a fan. Another fan added, "Princess Charlotte crying has me bawling my eyes out at work I can’t." "That photo of Princess Charlotte crying has broke me," echoed a fan.
Princess Charlotte crying has me bawling my eyes out at work I can’t 😭😭😭— ❀ 𝒸ℴ𝓁𝓁ℯℯ𝓃 ❀ (@astrumdreamer) September 19, 2022
That photo of Princess Charlotte crying has broke me 😭— Em (@_EmmaLW_xo) September 19, 2022
Another fan shared, "Bless her……tears for Gan-Gan #PrincessCharlotte." " I thought they couldn't show children's face at funerals? It's heartbraking to see Princess Charlotte crying," expressed a fan. "This beautiful child shows what crying for a lost one looks like. God Bless and look after you our beautiful Princess Charlotte," commented a fan.
💔💔💔 I thought they couldn't show children's face at funerals? It's heartbraking to see Princess Charlotte crying 😢😢😢 https://t.co/TlGZB4Y90p— Sakura-Chan (@CandyWhiteA) September 19, 2022
This beautiful child shows what crying for a lost one looks like. God Bless and look after you our beautiful Princess Charlotte.— M&N (@Iustini) September 19, 2022
Princess Charlotte paid a sweet tribute to her great -grandmother by wearing a horseshoe-shaped badge to honor Queen Elizabeth II's love for horses, during the state funeral. Charlotte was part of the royal family procession behind the Queen's coffin alongside her parents, Prince Wiliam and Kate, and brother George, 9. The family made their way down the aisle of Westminster Abbey before Kate escorted them into the service.