Queen’s great-grandchildren George and Charlotte follow coffin

George and Charlotte, the great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II, attended her burial on Monday, indicating the more significant role they will now play as the heirs presumptive.

As the burial procession reached Westminster Abbey, the Prince and Princess of Wales’ two eldest children joined them.

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With their mother Catherine, Princess of Wales, were the nine-year-old Prince George and the seven-year-old Princess Charlotte.

Charlotte wore a black dress and cap, while George, who was now second in line for the throne, wore a dark suit and tie. Louis, their four-year-old younger brother, stayed out of it. The kids were pictured sitting alongside their parents, carefully studying the order of ceremony, then following the casket out of the cathedral.

Despite the fact that the children are considerably younger, the image brought up memories of William and his brother Harry, who were 15 and 12, respectively, at the time, walking behind the coffin of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997.

Walking behind the queen’s casket during the Wednesday procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster, according to William, “brought up a few memories” of that occasion.

While the children of William and Catherine are not depicted in the British media going about their daily lives, the two eldest children have recently been in the news as they attended significant public occasions.

They occasionally appeared to be quite disinterested during an outdoor concert starring aging pop icons outside Buckingham Palace during the celebrations for the queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

George also went to the European Championship final at Wembley with his parents in July, jumping for joy when England scored and wearing a double-breasted jacket and tie, an outfit that was a miniature version of his father’s.

All three children recently started a new school together in Windsor after their parents opted to make their main home there this summer in a relatively modest mansion without live-in servants.

They attend a costly private school with spacious grounds that include a golf course.

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