Princess Charlotte was overcome with emotion as she farewelled her beloved “Gan Gan” at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
The seven-year-old was spotted breaking down in tears after the funeral service as she watched the Queen’s coffin being lowered into the hearse at Wellington arch.
Heartbreaking pictures show Princess Charlotte rub her eyes and weep as she’s comforted by her mother Kate Middleton.
Princess Charlotte bravely held her composure during the funeral service, despite being among one of the youngest mourners to farewell the Queen.
The youngster joined her older brother Prince George and other senior royals in following the Queen’s coffin as it arrived at Westminster Abbey.
Princess Charlotte donned a black mourning coat – similar to Kate’s – with a matching wide brimmed hat, while her older brother George opted for a navy suit.
The seven-year-old was also pictured wearing a horseshoe brooch in a touching tribute to the late Queen, who was known to love horses.
As Her Majesty’s coffin began its final journey out of London to Windsor Castle, Princess Charlotte was seen reminding her older sibling of royal protocol.
In a touching moment the young royal was filmed telling Prince George “you need to bow” as they waited for the Queen’s casket to pass.
Footage shows the Princess gesture to her brother who listens intently before he lowers his head.
Both Prince Charlotte and Prince George played a prominent role in the Queen’s state funeral on Monday.
The royal siblings – who are second and third in line to the throne – walked behind their great-grandmother’s coffin, following their parents Prince William and Kate Middleton in the procession.
The decision by the Wales’ to include their two oldest children was made at the 11th hour, with the Queen placing emphasis on the line of succession and reassuring the public that the monarchy will continue.
The siblings’ younger brother, four-year-old Prince Louis, was not present at the service, presumably due to his young age.