Kate Middleton's touching gesture to Prince George as he wipes away tears
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Prince George appeared to wipe away a tear for his late great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, at her funeral earlier today.
The monarch’s funeral took place in London at Westminster Abbey today (19 September), with members of the royal family, including Prince George, nine, who sat in between his parents; William, Prince of Wales and Kate, Princess of Wales.
In one particularly poignant moment, the young royal could be seen getting emotional as the service was underway.
Kate was then seen to lovingly place her hand on her son's knee in a bid comfort him, something that didn't go unnoticed by viewers across the nation.
One Twitter user wrote: "Seeing Prince George and Princess Charlotte so heartbroken has got the tears flowing".
A second social media user tweeted: "Little Prince George wiping away tears [crying emoji]".
While a third person said: "Prince George, now 2nd in line standing next to his father Prince William of Wales.
"I’m sorry he’s bringing me to tears."
As William and Kate's eldest child, Prince George is now second in line, followed by his sister, Princess Charlotte, seven - who was also in attendance - and his younger brother, Prince Louis, who was not at the funeral service.
Recently, Kate revealed that her youngest son Louis had been struggling to make sense of Queen Elizabeth II's passing.
It's also believed that four-year-old Louis, was considered too young to attend today's events.
Following their great-grandmother's death on 8 September, William and Kate told one well-wisher that they were trying to keep things 'as normal as possible' for their three children.
Today, Princess Charlotte wore her first significant piece of jewellery in honour of her great-grandmother at her funeral.
Other attendees included King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and other members of the family, along with world leaders such as Liz Truss, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and US President Joe Biden.
After the service at Westminster Abbey, the Queen's coffin was transported to Windsor Castle in procession via the Long Walk to St. George's Chapel where a committal service will take place from 4pm.