The legacy of Queen Elizabeth II lives on.
Princess Charlotte was captured giving her older brother Prince George instructions on how to behave at their great-grandmother’s funeral on Monday.
In a short video from the lavish ceremony in London, England, Charlotte, 7, leaned over George, 9, and gestured with her hands as she appeared to whisper: “You need to bow. ” The second in line for the throne listened intently before nodding in recognition.
As the coffin of the late monarch passed the two oldest children of the newly-appointed Prince and Princess of Wales at Wellington Arch, George bowed his head as his younger sister curtsied in unison with their mother, Kate Middleton , their aunt, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, and their step-grandmother, Queen Consort Camilla.
But Charlotte embodied more than Elizabeth’s commitment to royal protocol at the high-profile show, when she arrived wearing her first significant piece of jewelry: a diamond horseshoe brooch reportedly given to her by her great-grandmother. Grandmother.
The young princess also donned a hat for the first time as she attended the Westminster Abbey service.
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Like her aunt, Meghan, and grandfather, King Charles III, Charlotte became emotional during the somber one-day event.
Middleton was pictured placing her hand on her tearful daughter’s back before gently grabbing her hand and leading her into the packed church.
Middleton and Prince William’s youngest child, Prince Louis, 4, was not present after the former explained that the toddler was struggling to understand the Queen’s death.
The three Mountbatten-Windsor children were brought to numerous events celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in June, where Charlotte was once again caught making sure her brothers flaunted the proper etiquette.
During the Trooping the Color procession, Charlotte gently discouraged Louis from endlessly saluting, then pushed George to correct his posture while watching the Pageant parade.