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