Hard talk. Princess Kate spoke about how her youngest son, Prince Louis, is going through the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
40-year-old Princess of Wales spoke with the Governor General David Hurley Australia during King Charles IIIreception for dignitaries and world leaders at Buckingham Palace on Sunday, September 18, explaining that 4-year-old Louis has not fully grasped the loss of the royal family.
“Now the youngest is asking questions like ‘Do you think we can still play these games when we go to Balmoral’ and stuff like that because she won’t be there.” – Hurley remembered reporters after receiving his conversation with Kate.
While Louis was asking Kate and Prince William “There are a lot of questions” about Elizabeth’s passing, older brother Prince George understands a little better, Hurley said, adding: “The older one now kind of understands how important his great-grandmother was and what’s going on.”
Along with 9-year-old Louis and George, Kate shares a daughter, Princess Charlotte, with her 40-year-old husband. The couple’s two eldest children are required to attend the Queen’s state funeral on Monday, September 19, according to official service orders issued by the palace.
George and Charlotte, 7, will set off in procession to Westminster Abbey on Monday, following their parents and other senior members of the royal family, including Charles, 70. Queen consort Camilla, Princess Anna and more. The little ones will enter the chapel ahead Prince Harry as well as Meghan Markle when the coffin travels from Westminster Hall, where it has stood for four days.
Elizabeth died at the age of 96 on September 8 at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland. As the UK entered an official period of mourning, Kate and William shared their grief with mourners as they walked through the grounds of Windsor Castle with Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41. Speaking to well-wishers, the Duchess of Cornwall discussed how her children have adjusted to the loss.
“[Louis said,] “At least grandma is with her great-grandfather now,” Kate said on September 10, referring to Her Majesty’s late husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99.
Although his older siblings will attend Monday’s funeral, Louis’ name was not included in the official program. The trio did not attend Philip’s funeral last spring at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. Due to COVID-19 protocols, only 30 people were present at the late Duke’s service at the time.
Kate and William were careful when explaining Philip’s death to their children, who were “still so young” when their great-grandfather died, the source said. Us weekly in April 2021. “William told George, Charlotte and Louis that Prince Philip ‘went to heaven’ and ‘now he’s an angel,'” the insider added. “George, Charlotte and Louis helped William choose a photograph of Prince Philip to hang in his home in memory of him.”
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