Princess Charlotte Spotted Telling Her Brother Prince George To Bow As Queen's Coffin Passes

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Princess Charlotte has clearly observed her elders, as she's a natural when it comes to royal protocol.

Back in June, she watched her great-grandmother greet the crowd with a signature royal wave at her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, before echoing the hand gesture herself.

Today, the seven-year-old was spotted showing off her royal prowess to her elder brother Prince George, during Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral.

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The exchange happened in Welling Arch, following the Queen's funeral service at Westminster Abbey.

Princess Charlotte can be seen telling her brother to bow as the Queen's coffin passes them.

In footage, the siblings are seen having a conversation while waiting for the coffin to be placed on royal hearse, before Princess Charlotte can be seen saying: 'You need to bow' to Prince George.

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The nine-year-old appears to be listening attentively.

Royal fans took to twitter to comment on the exchange between Princess Charlotte and Prince George, who is second-in-line to the throne.

'They can add levity to the most solemn of moments. Her telling her older brother what to do, is just cute,' wrote one fan.

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Another echoed that sentiment when writing: 'I’m pleased they have each other to lean on for support and will look back on this in future glad they took part in it together [sic].'

Princess Charlotte paid tribute to the Queen in more ways than one today, as she wore an accessory to accentuate her black mourning attire which had a special meaning.

The young princess choice of accessory came in the form of a horseshoe-shaped that nodded to the late monarch's love of horses and horse riding.

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Prior to the funeral service, the Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales was also seen holding Princess Charlotte’s hand, and giving her a reassuring touch on the shoulder.

Princess Charlotte was also joined by Zara and Mike Tindall's daughter Mia at Her Majesty's funeral.

They made a surprise appearance to honour the Queen at St George's Chapel.

The couple's youngest children Lena, four, and Lucas, one, however, were not in attendance, because they are too young.

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Similarly, Middleton and Prince William's youngest child, Prince Louis, was absent from the Queen's funeral.

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