Prince George and Princess Charlotte Ride in Procession at Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral

The eldest children of Prince William and Kate Middleton rode in the procession after the funeral of their great-grandmother.

The eldest children of Prince William and Kate Middleton joined the somber procession after the funeral of their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Monday. Following the funeral, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, joined their mother and Camilla, the Queen Consort, in a car behind the procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.

Charlotte was seen wearing a horseshoe brooch in a touching tribute to her late great-grandmother, who loved horses. 

George and Charlotte exited their car and stood by their father and mother at Wellington Arch to watch as the queen's coffin arrived. 

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They then will travel to the nearby town of Windsor, England, where they will join the procession along the Long Walk to St. George's Chapel. The historic moment mirrored that of William and Harry walking behind the coffin of their late mother, Princess Diana, in her 1997 funeral. Both brothers have discussed the traumatic event at length. 

"It wasn't an easy decision, and it was a collective family decision to do that," William previously shared during the BBC documentary, Diana, 7 Days. "It was one of the hardest things I've ever done." 

Upon Queen Elizabeth II's death at the age of 96 on Sept. 8, George, Charlotte, and their younger brother, Prince Louis, 4, became second, third, and fourth in line to the royal throne, respectively. Their parents have become the new Prince and Princess of Wales, titles previously held by the new King Charles III, and the late Princess Diana. Prince Louis, 4, was not in attendance at Monday's funeral. 

A committal service will take place at St. George's Chapel before the queen is officially laid to rest. 

For more on Her Majesty's death and Queen Elizabeth II's funeralcheck out ET's ongoing coverage


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