Princess Charlotte has been inundated with praise by royal fans for ‘that hair flip’ as she arrived at the Queen’s state funeral in London yesterday.
The Prince and Princess of Wales’ two eldest children, George, heir-to-the-throne, nine, and his younger sister, seven, joined senior royals at the Queen’s funeral yesterday, attending both the state funeral in London and comital service in Windsor.
As the little princess arrived at the service, the schoolgirl repeatedly flicked her dark blonde locks – and those on social media were quick to go wild over the moment.
One commented: ‘She is queen material!!! Love this child!’ while another added: ‘Charlotte will be something special for sure she radiates it’.
Princess Charlotte has been inundated with praise by royal fans for ‘that hair flip’ as she arrived at the Queen’s state funeral in London yesterday
As the little princess arrived at the service, the schoolgirl repeatedly flicked her dark blonde locks – and those on social media were quick to go wild over the moment
A third jokingly added: ‘Already an icon and she got her Mama signal hair flick. Anna Wintour probably thinking, I can’t wait for her to turn 18 so she can be in the cover of Vogue.’
Another wrote: ‘Princess Charlotte has a powerful presence for one so young!’
‘Princess Charlotte was definitely the star of day,’ another added. ‘Her little horse shoe brooch is a gift from The Queen.’
Another agreed, adding: ‘Love her! I think she is my new favourite Royal!’
Many royal fans went wild online after spotting the adorable moment from the little Princess (pictured left and right)
The little royal could be seen flicking her hair behind her shoulder as she arrived at the event yesterday
The seven-year-old reached up and brushed her hair from her chest and behind her shoulder ahead of the service
One commented: ‘So young and yet so poised.’
Another added: ‘She’s definitely going to be in charge, just like her Aunt Anne!’
‘What an adorable little lady Princess Charlotte is,’ a third commented.
And it’s not the first time Princess Charlotte has been seen performing the gesture in recent years.
Many royal fans spotted the then-four-year-old princess flicking her hair in a similar way when she arrived at Thomas’s Battersea in South London for her first day of school in 2019.
Many royal fans have been going wild over the moment online, and praising Charlotte’s ‘powerful presence’
Yesterday marked Charlotte’s highest profile appearance to date, with the little princess appearing pensive and deep in thought as she attended the historic Queen’s funeral.
Her Majesty made her final and saddest journey from Westminster Hall as Britain mourned its longest-serving monarch and the royals bade goodbye to a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
r Majesty made her final and saddest journey from Westminster Hall as Britain mourned its longest-serving monarch and the royals bade goodbye to a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
For George and Charlotte, the Princess of Wales, 40, provided a reassuring presence throughout, tightly holding onto her daughter’s hand at the family arrived at Westminster Abbey.
A smile for ‘Gan-Gan’: Princess Charlotte shyly smiles as she stands with her brother and senior royals at Westminster Abbey (Pictured from left: Meghan Markle, Sophie Wessex, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Kate Middleton)
A guiding hand, the young royals pictured arriving at Westminster Abbey ahead of the funeral
Responsibility: Heads bowed, Prince Charlotte and Prince George walk inbetween the Prince and Princess of Wales as they follow the Queen’s coffin into the church
Princess Charlotte wore a black mourning coat with velour collar and matching wide-brimmed hat, while George was dressed in a navy blue suit with a black tie.
Prince George appeared mature beyond his years, appreciating the history of the moment, and waiting patiently as his father Prince William arrived into the Abbey after walking behind the Queen’s coffin.
Princess Charlotte was seen giving her older brother Prince George a lesson in royal protocol during a moment of levity amid the Queen’s final send off.
The youngster was spotted telling her sibling that he ‘has to bow’, as the Queen’s coffin went past while en route to Windsor, following Her Majesty’s funeral at Westminster Abbey yesterday.
Sombre: George and Charlotte sing hymns during the funeral service, each seated beside their mother, the Princess of Wales
The Queen’s great grandchildren, clearly aware of the enormity of the day, stand quietly by their mother’s side before as they await the arrival of their father. To their right, the Duchess of Sussex stands next to them
A family in grief: From left: The Duchess of Sussex, Queen Consort, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex stand outside Westminster Abbey after the state funeral
Princess Charlotte is seen adjusting her hat; the youngster wore a horseshoe brooch on her mourning coat, which was a gift from her great-grandmother the Queen. Right: Princess Charlotte is seen adjusting her hat; the youngster wore a horseshoe brooch on her mourning coat, which was a gift from her great-grandmother the Queen
As the casket passed the young royals, Princess Charlotte could be seen telling her brother ‘you need to bow’. The older child appeared to take his sister’s instruction on board, lowering his head as the monarch’s coffin passed him.
The Wales are believed to have brought the second-in-line to the throne to the historic event after senior palace advisers them to consider letting him attend the state funeral because of the powerful symbolic message it sent.
The couple’s elder children appearing at the funeral did come as somewhat of a surprise. The Daily Mail reported that the Prince and Princess of Wales thought ‘long and hard’ about whether their two eldest children, aged nine and seven, should join them.
But after George and Charlotte attended their great-grandfather’s memorial in March, William and Kate decided they could cope with the solemnity of the occasion.
‘As parents they have, of course, thought long and hard about whether their children should accompany them,’ a source said. ‘Of course little Louis is too young, but they think George and Charlotte are up to it.’
A supportive hand: Kate Middleton touches her daughter’s shoulder as the family make their way to their seats
Arrival: The new Princess of Wales and her daughter exit the royal car at Westminster Abbey; the senior royal gently guides the seven-year-old in the right direction