Sweet moment mum Princess Kate helps Charlotte, 7, find her place in Order of Service during Queen's emotional funeral | The Sun

PRINCESS Kate helped daughter Charlotte find her place in the Order of Service during the Queen's funeral in a touching moment.

The protective mum-of-three was also seen reassuring Charlotte, seven, and George, nine, by placing her hand on their shoulders as they arrived this morning for the moving ceremony.

The royal youngsters joined a 2,000 strong congregation at Westminster Abbey today to say goodbye to their beloved "Gan-Gan".

George and Charlotte looked sombre as they walked behind their late grandmother's coffin ahead of the emotional service — with the youngest Louis, four, staying at home.

They then sat with mum Kate and dad Prince William as the royals united in grief with the nation, with billions worldwide tuning in to watch the poignant ceremony.

The children, who were the youngest mourners at their great-grandmother's state funeral today, stood and sung hymns alongside leaders from around the globe.

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In a sweet moment, Kate could be seen pointing at the Order of Service to show Charlotte where in the service they were.

George was pictured singing The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended as he stood between his parents.

Charlotte could be seen looking around from under the brim of her hat while the mourners sang The Lord's My Shepherd.

During the Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon, George read the order of service while sister Charlotte was seen whispering to her mother.

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At one point, the youngsters could be seen standing next to their aunt Meghan Markle.

Their late inclusion is believed to be the idea of their parents who thought it important they attend the historic occasion.

Following the funeral, Charlotte joined Camilla and Kate in a car as they followed a procession to Wellington Arch.

George meanwhile was seen welling up as he walked with other royals.

The King this morning led the Royal Family, including both George and Charlotte, as they walked in a procession behind the Queen's coffin into Westminster Abbey.

It comes as…

  • The Queen’s coffin has passed Buckingham Palace in poignant farewell
  • Tearful King Charles led his family in an outpouring of grief during his mother's funeral
  • Princess Charlotte and Prince George solemnly walked behind their Gan-Gan's coffin
  • Kate Middleton paid a touching tribute to The Queen wearing Her Majesty's pearl choker
  • Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton looked united in sorrow as they followed the Queen's coffin

Charles, 73, appeared to wipe away a tear as he followed his late mother's coffin – draped in the Royal Standard flag, and topped with her Crown, Orb and Sceptre – into Westminster Abbey.

William had been seen in a Range Rover with a police escort heading towards the St James' Palace before the procession shortly after 10.15am.

He had a reflective expression on his face as he travelled with Princess Charlotte beside him in the car.

The royals then appeared to switch cars as William moved to travel alongside his dad, King Charles.

Charlotte and George sat side by side in another car, with Kate and Camilla sitting behind.

The royal youngsters were among the 2,000 people gathered at Westminster Abbey before a committal service at Windsor Castle. 

George and Charlotte previously walked hand-in-hand with their parents at the thanksgiving service for Prince Philip in March.

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