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Prince George and Princess Charlotte to attend the Queen’s funeral

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will attend their great-grandmother, the Queen’s funeral today, but the Wales’ third child, Prince Louis will be absent. 

Prince George, nine, and his sister Princess Charlotte, seven, will attend the funeral alongside 2,000 others in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the life and reign of the late monarch, who died last Thursday aged 96.

But four-year-old Prince Louis will not join his brother and sister.

The two children will walk behind the Queen’s coffin with the Royal Family.

King Charles III and the Queen Consort will walk directly behind the coffin with the Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, followed by the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Prince Geroge and Princess Charlotte will walk behind their parents and the Duke and Duchess of Susse, and are both expected to attend the committal service in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle after the ceremony in central London.

Towards the end of the service at approximately 11.55am, a two minute silence will be held and the national anthem will be played.

There have been questions as to whether the Wales children would attend the funeral of their great-grandmother, due to their young age.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be joined by heads of state at the funeral, as well as famous faces including Bear Grylls and David Attenborough, and 2,000 guests are expected to attend, including key workers and volunteers.

Prince George is currently second in line to the throne, and Princess Charlotte is third in the line of succession.

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