Prince George and Princess Charlotte proved they’re ready for their increasingly public royal roles as they accompanied their parents to the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
Aged just nine and seven, it was unclear if the children would attend the solemn service until just hours before it commenced.
As any parent will know, it’s no easy task to get a child to sit still through formal events and it’s no different for Prince William and Princess Catherine.
But the George and Charlotte showed their parents, the extended royal family and the world that they’re ready for their futures as senior royals.
“Prince William and his family were, as always, total artwork to behold,” body language expert Dr Louise Mahler tells Now To Love exclusively.
“Standing bolt upright and looking straight ahead for hours at a time can be astoundingly difficult.
“Striking were the children, George and Charlotte, who needed no speaking to, no reassuring hand, no entertaining or distracting and no guidance [during the funeral].”
WATCH: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Princess Catherine arrive at The Queens funeral
Though the two eldest Wales children did become emotional at certain points in the service, they behaved impeccably even as it came to an end.
George and Charlotte, who had arrived with mother Kate, departed Westminster Abbey with their parents and photos of the touching family moment quickly went viral.
“The sight of George walking beside his father, somehow reassuring and gentle in his presence was a delight,” Dr Mahler says.
“Kate, regal and unswerving in her posture as always, and little Charlotte all in black beside her was a credit to all who have a hand in their education.”
She adds that the “name of the game for every single participant” at the funeral was not to distract from the solemn atmosphere at the Queen was farewelled one last time.
This included George and Charlotte, who have been known to goof off and poke funny faces at other public outings with their parents.
But even they understood the weight of the service as they paid their respects to their beloved “Gan-Gan”.
Prince Louis, four, is the youngest of William and Kate’s three children and did not attend the funeral. It’s believed he was considered too young for the event.
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However, mother Kate gave an insight into how he’s been coping with the loss while meeting mourners in Windsor last week.
A woman in the crowd said Kate told some children gathered to pay their respects that “Louis said at least Grannie is with great grandpa now.”
The Queen died suddenly on September 8, 2022, almost two years after her husband Prince Philip who died on April 9, 2021.