“This photo of Princess Charlotte crying broke me,” wrote one fan
LONDON, ENGLAND: Princess Charlotte couldn’t help herself as she watched the coffin of her great-grandmother aka Queen Elizabeth II being transferred to the hearse at Wellington Arch following the state funeral on September 19, 2022. The internet was awash with praise and love as the young king burst into tears.
As pictures of the 7-year-old burying her face in her hands began circulating around the internet, several royal fans took to Twitter to praise her for showing respect to the late monarch and spanning the tragic event with grace over the years and maturity mastered. At the funeral, Princess Charlotte of Wales walked alongside her brother Prince George behind her great-grandmother’s coffin and later sat quietly next to her mother, Kate Middleton, while Westminster Abbey’s choir sang the national anthem.
One royal fan wrote: “Princess Charlotte cries at her great grandma’s funeral and is comforted by her mother.” Stop! #queensfuneral,” one fan tweeted. Another fan added, “Princess Charlotte crying makes me cry at work I can’t.” “This photo of Princess Charlotte crying broke me,” repeated one Fan.
Another fan shared: “Bless them……tears for Gan-Gan #PrincessCharlotte.” “I thought they couldn’t show children’s faces at funerals? It’s heartbreaking to see Princess Charlotte cry,” said one fan. “This beautiful child shows what it looks like to cry for someone who is lost. God bless you and take care our beautiful Princess Charlotte,” one fan commented.
Princess Charlotte paid a sweet tribute to her great-grandmother by wearing a horseshoe-shaped badge during the state funeral to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s love of horses. Charlotte was part of the royal family’s procession behind the Queen’s coffin alongside her parents, Prince Wiliam and Kate, and brother George, 9. The family walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey before Kate escorted them to the service.