An incredibly brave farewell to the great-grandmother |
Suddenly Charlotte burst out
Actually, Prince George (9) and his sister Princess Charlotte (7) would have been at school this morning. Just like any other Monday. But today is an official day of mourning across the UK.
On September 8th, the great-grandmother of the little royals died. century monarch Queen Elizabeth II. She was 96 years old. Eleven days after the death of the Queen, what is probably the greatest farewell of all time is taking place in London today, a state funeral for Elizabeth.
And right in the middle the youngest mourners: little Prince George and his sister, Princess Charlotte. She is only seven years old and bravely copes with her great-grandmother’s farewell – until one moment her feelings overwhelm her!
After many hours of mourning, the seven-year-old bursts into tears. Crying, Charlotte puts her hands in front of her face and sobs. Mama Kate and her big brother are next to her, standing by the little princess.
A difficult day for the little royals. For them it is more than an official state funeral. It is the farewell to her beloved great-grandmother.
Over a million people have descended on London to pay their respects to the Queen. 2000 guests of honor attend the funeral ceremony in Westminster Abbey. Including 500 royals and over 30 heads of government. And the rest of the world is watching live on TV.
What’s on the minds of George and Charlotte on this historic day? Do you really understand what is happening here?
Kate and William have given much thought to whether their two eldest children should attend the public memorial service. “Of course, as parents, they thought long and hard about whether their children should accompany them. Of course, little Louis is still too young, but they think George and Charlotte are capable of it,” writes the “ Daily Mail“.
And they master the farewell of their great-grandmother very bravely!
Entering Westminster Abbey around noon this Monday alongside mum Kate and dad William, George and Charlotte appeared composed, but also intimidated and sad. No wonder: the masses of people, the atmosphere in the church, the prayers, the organ music, everywhere this heaviness and the sad faces – all this certainly leaves its mark on the little children’s souls.
Today is over for George and Charlotte. What doesn’t pass is missing. The longing for the beloved great-grandmother.