Prince George and Princess Charlotte will play poignant roles at the state funeral of their great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth on Monday.
The 9-year-old prince and his 7-year-old sister will take part in the procession as the monarch’s coffin is transferred to Westminster Abbey, according to the service order issued by Buckingham Palace on Sunday.
The two young members of the royal family will walk behind their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, now known as the Prince and Princess of Wales after the death of the sovereign.
William and Kate’s eldest children are listed as Prince George of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales in the program.
Their youngest, 4-year-old Prince Louis, is not expected to participate.
Although the young royals did not attend the pared-down funeral of their great-grandfather Prince Philip last year, George and Charlotte later accompanied their parents to a memorial service for the Duke of ‘Edinburgh in March.
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will lead the British Royal Family in the procession to the Queen’s funeral, followed by Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence; Prince Andrew; and Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Forfar.
After the queen’s four children and their spouses, we find William, Kate, George and Charlotte, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, among others.
The Queen died on September 8 at Balmoral in Scotland. She was 96 years old.
Ahead of her funeral on Monday, the Royal Family’s social media accounts shared a never-before-seen photo of the Queen on Sunday.
“The photo was taken to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee – the first British monarch to reach this milestone,” read the text accompanying the photo of the Queen, who was smiling broadly. “Tomorrow millions will gather to commemorate his remarkable life.”
After the Queen’s funeral on Monday, her coffin will go to its final resting place at the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she will be buried alongside her husband, Philip.