Princess Charlotte appeared to take on a protective and reassuring role for her younger brother Prince Louis during today’s coronation celebrations – but couldn’t help but share a giggle with the five-year-old at the Buckingham Palace balcony appearance following the ceremony.
The eight-year-old daughter of the Prince and Princess of Wales was seen sitting alongside her little brother Prince Louis, in a royal car with their parents after leaving the palace, and in the front row of the Abbey a short time later. The siblings held hands during the opening moments of the historic service.
Charlotte and Louis arrived without their older brother Prince George, nine, who was a Page of Honour for his grandfather. They were immaculately behaved during the service, with Charlotte proving a reassuring presence to her younger brother, who couldn’t help stifle a few yawns during the sacred service.
George, Charlotte and Louis were reunited after the service when they rode away from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace in a carriage with their parents.
The trio later appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with their parents, their newly crowned grandparents The King and Queen and the other working royals. During this appearance, Charlotte could be seen sharing a giggle with her youngest brother.
Princess Charlotte appeared to take on a protective and reassuring role for her younger brother Prince Louis during today’s coronation celebrations – but couldn’t help but share a giggle with the five-year-old at the Buckingham Palace balcony appearance following the ceremony (pictured)
Princess Charlotte offered a calming hand to younger brother Prince Louis as the pair arrived in Westminster Abbey to watch their grandfather’s Coronation ceremony
Siblings together! Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince Louis sat in a coach following the coronation ceremony of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey, in London
Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at the coronation ceremony of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in Westminster Abbey, London
The young royal stood at the right of the monarchs on the balcony, as they watched a special fly past go over the royal residence. Prince Louis, five, put on an animated display, while Charlotte and George also watched the moment happen with glee.
George, nine, was seen joking around with the other page boys who assisted with the King’s cape during the ceremony.
Princess Charlotte looked resplendent in the white dress and headpiece that were picked for the momentous day.
The young princess wore an Alexander McQueen dress and cape in ivory silk crepe with ivory stitch embroidery featuring rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock motifs, to signify the four nations.
She also wore a Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen Headpiece silver bullion, crystal and silver thread work, similar to the headpiece the Princess of Wales is wearing for the occasion.
Meanwhile, her younger brother Louis – who turned five on St George’s Day on April 23rd – looked regal in a bespoke outfit.
George, nine, could be seen standing and talking with the other page boys who assisted with the King’s cape during the ceremony
Prince Louis put on an animated display during the Fly Past, while Princess Charlotte and other members of the royal family waved at well-wishers
Princess Charlotte, who turned eight this week, was seen sitting alongside her older brother Prince George, and their little brother Prince Louis, as they rode away from Westminster Abbey following today’s ceremony
A pensive Prince George stuck his tongue out while waiting with the other page boys for today’s celebrations to proceed
Charlotte held her younger brother’s hand as they left Westminster Abbey following the Prince and Princess of Wales at the end of today’s ceremony
Princess Charlotte offered a sweet smile as she arrived alongside younger brother Louis at the Coronation earlier this morning
Princess Charlotte smiled beautifully and waved out to the crowds as she accompanied her brothers in the carriage earlier today
Following his big sister’s lead, five-year-old Prince Louis also waved happily to the crowds as he smiled on his way to the historic event
In true fashion, Prince Louis pulled a hilarious face as he passed by the excited crowds on his way to Buckingham Palace today
Prince George, who is now second in line for the throne, was pictured with an excited look on his face after the event, while his mother waved at well-wishers
Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis appeared to take in the solemnity of the historic day as they arrived in Westminster Abbey
Look at that! Prince Louis pointed out something in the Abbey to his older sister as they took their place next to their parents ahead of the event
It was thought that Prince Louis may not have attended the ceremony, but the young prince arrived alongside his parents and older sister at Westminster Abbey
The Princess of Wales looked resplendent in red, white and blue, pictured with Prince Louis entering Westminster Abbey
Prince Louis looked smart in a bespoke navy blue tunic, crafted by Savile Row tailors Dege and Skinner
Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte carefully measured their steps as they made their way into the Abbey earlier today ahead of the ceremony
For the historic occasion, the young Prince was wearing an outfit made by Savile Row tailors Dege and Skinner which consists of a Hainsworth Garter Blue Doeskin Tunic with specially designed lace work embellishment to the collar, cuffs and fronts. The leg garment was black complete with Garter Blue stripe.
Last year Louis was the standout star of his great-grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, entertaining the crowds with his antics on the Buckingham Palace balcony and in the audience at the Jubilee pageant.
His parents aware of the responsibility on his young shoulders, Prince Louis won’t attend tomorrow’s concert in Windsor.
The youngsters reunited for the grand carriage procession back to Buckingham Palace after witnessing King Charles being crowned at the Abbey.
The adorable prince later grumpily slumped back in his seat proving that the long service was too much for a five-year-old
Elsewhere the cheeky prince looked around the Abbey and pointed at items as he sat next to his older sister Princess Charlotte during the opening moments of the historic service
The fourth in line to the throne, who looked regal in a bespoke outfit, appeared disinterested as he yawned throughout the ceremony
Keeping you up! The Prince and the Princess of Wales’s youngest son Louis – who turned five on St George’s Day on April 23rd- has melted hearts again today at Westminster Abbey today for the King’s Coronation
The Prince and Princess of Wales walked into Westminster Abbey ahead of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
Prince Louis of Wales made his way into the Abbey ahead of the Coronation service, walking alongside his older sister Princess Charlotte
A smile for the crowds! Prince Louis, five, melted hearts as he joined the royal procession alongside the Prince and Princess of Wales and his older sister Princess Charlotte en route to Westminster Abbey
Princess Charlotte was seen making her way to Westminster Abbey, wearing a Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen Headpiece silver bullion, crystal and silver thread work, similar to the one worn by her mother
Charlotte was wearing an Alexander McQueen dress and cape in ivory silk crepe with ivory satin stitch embroidery featuring rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock motifs to signify the four nations
The young royal offered a wave to The Mall as he travelled in the royal car with his parents and sibling; his older brother is a Page of Honour for his grandfather and following in the procession behind the King separately
The Princess of Wales was wearing an Alexander McQueen dress in ivory silk crepe with silver bullion and thread work embroidery featuring rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock motifs, with the Royal Victorian Order Mantle
The King and Queen travelled in the 261-year-old Gold State Coach, followed by three carriages carrying working members of the Royal Family.
In the first carriage behind them was the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with George, Charlotte and Louis.
It was the biggest public test for the three siblings, who are becoming increasingly confident under the eyes of the watching world.
Thousands gathered on the Mall this morning, as Charles III’s day of destiny got underway. The historic first coronation of a British monarch in 70 years at Westminster Abbey saw just over 2,000 people arriving into Westminster Abbey.
Crowds clapped and cheered as he passed from Clarence House to the Palace along The Mall as his day of destiny finally arrived
Charles was crowned in a Christian ceremony that dates back for 1,000 years on a day dripping with glorious displays of pageantry. The momentous event shone a spotlight on Britain’s place on the world stage.
His family, including Prince Andrew and Princess Anne, enjoyed a dinner at Mayfair club Oswald’s last night. Mike and Zara Tindall were out until 2am. Prince Harry flew in from Los Angeles yesterday for his 24-hour trip. It emerged last night he has been relegated to the third row in the Abbey with other non-working royals.
Around 100million watched on TV around the globe, with around two million people – from all corners of the UK, Commonwealth and the world – in London for the historic event.
Guests of the King started arriving at the Abbey from 7am – four hours before the ceremony. Some 100 heads of state are in London, with representatives from 203 countries are attending.
Britain’s great Coldstream Guards marched The Mall during the coronation celebrations in central London this morning, as the world watched on