Princess Charlotte wore a small brooch pinned to her front when she arrived at Westminster Abbey – a horseshoe, in honor of her great-grandmother, who was known for her lifelong love of horses.
The princess was walking behind the coffin of her beloved “Gan-gan” with her older brother, George, when they arrived along with their mother, the Princess of Wales and the Queen Consort.
The royal children, aged just nine and seven, joined the procession through the nave behind the late Queen’s coffin for her funeral.
It marks the greatest moment of their young lives, a difficult moment they must endure in front of a congregation of some 2,000 people and a worldwide television audience of millions.
At the Abbey’s Great West Door, George and Charlotte waited in perfect silence with their mother as the slow procession of the late Queen’s coffin made its way, accompanied by their father.
When it arrived, they bowed and bowed.
Catherine took her daughter’s hand to guide her into position, as the royal family gathered again in a new formation to move down the aisle.