Prince George 'sort of realising' how important Queen Elizabeth II was following her death

Prince George attended Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral alongside his sister Princess Charlotte on Monday

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Prince George is “sort of realising” how important Queen Elizabeth II was following her death.

George’s mother, Kate, Princess of Wales reportedly made the revelation during a conversation with Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley at a reception held for Commonwealth dignitaries on Sunday.

Speaking about the discussions, Mr Hurley said George is "sort of realising how important his great-grandmother was and what is going on".

But while the nine-year-old is coming to terms with Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Prince Louis, 4, is still struggling to understand it.

Prince George
Prince George
George and his sister, Princess Charlotte attended the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on MOnday
George and his sister, Princess Charlotte attended the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on MOnday

Mr Hurley added: "The younger one 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?”

While Louis did not attend the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, George and Princess Charlotte, 7, did.

George, and his sister Charlotte, bid farewell to their beloved “Gan Gan” as the youngest members of the royal family followed Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin through Westminster Abbey.

The royal siblings, great grandchildren of the late monarch, were among 2,000 guests at her state funeral, joining their parents, world leaders and national figures from UK.

George and Charlotte walked behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin as part of a solemn procession past hundreds of guests through the gothic church.

As the young royals followed their great grandmother’s coffin, flanked by their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Charlotte held her hands clasped in front of her while George had his arms by his side.

The foursome walked a little behind the King, Charles, and Camilla, Queen Consort, and ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The young royals had arrived earlier in a car with Camilla and their mother, Kate.

George was dressed in a dark navy suit and black tie, while Charlotte wore a black coat dress with pleats at the back and a small silver horseshoe pinned on the front, black tights and a hat with a ribbon tied at the back.

Ahead of the service, the Princess of Wales could be seen holding Charlotte’s hand, and giving her a reassuring touch on the shoulder.