Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk behind coffin at Queen's funeral

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Photo credit: PHIL NOBLE
Photo credit: PHIL NOBLE

Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined their parents Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales for the state funeral of their great-grandmother Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

9-year-old George, who is now second in line to the throne, and his sister, 7, walked together through Westminster Abbey with the royal family in procession following the Queen's coffin in the church filled with 2,000 guests.

The young royals walked behind their parents and were followed by their uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as other royal family members.

Photo credit: Christopher Furlong
Photo credit: Christopher Furlong

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The young children had not been seen in public since the Queen passed away on September 8, at the age of 96.

Their 4-year-old brother Prince Louis was considered too young to attend and was not present during the state funeral.

The funeral service began at 11am in the same 13th century church where the Queen was married and had her coronation.

Alongside various songs and readings played during the one-hour service at Westminster Abbey, guests sang 'The Lord's My Shepherd', 'The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended', and 'Love Divine, All Loves Excelling'.

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

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'The Lord's My Shepherd' is a particularly poignant choice because it was sung at the Queen's wedding to her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the same location in 1947.

Following the service, a walking procession accompanied Her Majesty to Hyde Park Corner before a hearse left for Windsor.

St George's Chapel at Windsor will be Her Majesty's final resting place, and there will be another service in the chapel for family and guests.

A private service for the family is taking place at 7.30pm in the King George VI Memorial Chapel where the Queen will be laid to rest next to Prince Philip, her late husband.

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