Kate Middleton Tells Prince George, Princess Charlotte to Curtsy

Mother knows best. Princess Kate was spotted reminding Prince George and Princess Charlotte to bow before leaving Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral.

The Princess of Wales, age 40 Meghan Markle Camilla, Queen ConsortAfter her funeral, Monday, September 19, saw the casket of the monarch being taken out of Westminster Abbey. While Kate curtsied, you could see her saying something to George, 9 and Charlotte, 7. The siblings followed their lead, with the future King bowing his head and his younger sister showing off her curtsy.

Kate was accompanied by George and Charlotte Prince William to the funeral to honor their “Gan-Gan,” — a nickname lovingly given to the late monarch by the oldest Cambridge child. After arriving in a car together with Camilla, 75 (the couple) made their way to the church behind their parents. Prince HarryMeghan. During the emotional funeral, Sophie, Countess from WessexGeorge was comforted when she was spotted by her wrapping her arm around her shoulders.

Charlotte, on the other hand, broke down outside the church as she said goodbye to her great grandmother. During the touching moment, Charlotte was comforted by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Afterward, Queen Elizabeth — who died on September 8 at the age of 96 — was transported to Windsor, where the royal family attended a brief committal ceremony before she was buried alongside her late husband, Prince Philip. Charlotte seemed to remind her older brother to bow when the casket passed Wellington Arch.

The prince and princess’s younger brother, Prince Louis, did not attend the service on Monday, after William and Kate decided that it would be too “overwhelming” for the youngster. “Kate and William flip-flopped over whether Louis should attend the queen’s funeral,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively. “[They] came to the conclusion that the procession and service would be too lengthy and overwhelming for their youngest to handle and digest, adding that the 4-year-old “stayed with the nanny” instead.

Though Louis was not present at the queen’s funeral, Kate recently opened up about how her youngest son has been processing the loss. “[He] is now asking questions like, ‘Do you think we can still play these games when we go to Balmoral,’ and things like that, because she’s not going to be there,” Governor-General David HurleyAfter speaking with the royal at, Australia was recalled King Charles III‘s reception for world leaders and dignitaries on Sunday, September 18. “[George, meanwhile,] is sort of now realizing how important his great-grandmother was and what is going on.”

On September 10, Kate also told bystanders who gathered outside Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to the queen that Louis said, “At least Grannie is with Great-Grandpa now,” after learning about her death.