‘Tears for Gan-Gan’: Internet melts over Princess Charlotte crying at Queen’s funeral

LONDON, ENGLAND: Princess Charlotte couldn’t contain herself when she saw the coffin of her great-grandmother aka Queen Elizabeth II being transferred to the hearse at Wellington Arch following the State Funeral on September 19, 2022. The internet was abuzz with praises and love as the young royal broke into tears.

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As pictures of the 7-year-old burying her face in her hands began circulating on the internet, several royal fans took to Twitter to praise her for showing respect to the late monarch and handling the tragic event with grace and maturity beyond years. At the funeral, Princess Charlotte of Wales walked alongside her brother, Prince George, behind their great-grandmother’s casket, and later sat quietly next to their mother, Kate Middleton, while the Choir of Westminster Abbey sang the national anthem.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex look on after the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England (Photo by Adam Gerrard- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A royal fan wrote, “Princess Charlotte, crying at her great grannies funeral, being comforted by her mum.” “Is Princess Charlotte crying? Stop! #queensfuneral,” tweeted a fan. Another fan added, “Princess Charlotte crying has me bawling my eyes out at work I can’t.” “That photo of Princess Charlotte crying has broken me,” echoed a fan.

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Another fan shared, “Bless herโ€ฆโ€ฆtears for Gan-Gan #PrincessCharlotte.” “I thought they couldn’t show children’s faces at funerals? It’s heartbreaking to see Princess Charlotte crying,” expressed a fan. “This beautiful child shows what crying for a lost one looks like. God Bless and look after you our beautiful Princess Charlotte,” commented a fan.




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Princess Charlotte of Wales cries next to Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince George of Wales and Camilla, Queen Consort next Prince George of Wales and Camilla, Queen Consort after watching the Coffin of Queen Elizabeth II being transferred to the hearse at Wellington Arch following the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI.  Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and was succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Princess Charlotte of Wales cries next to Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince George of Wales and Camilla, Queen Consort next Prince George of Wales and Camilla, Queen Consort after watching the Coffin of Queen Elizabeth II being transferred to the hearse at Wellington Arch following the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England(Photo by Phil Harris – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte paid a sweet tribute to her great-grandmother by wearing a horseshoe-shaped badge to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s love for horses, during the state funeral. Charlotte was part of the royal family procession behind the Queen’s coffin alongside her parents, Prince Wiliam and Kate, and brother George, 9. The family made their way down the aisle of Westminster Abbey before Kate escorted them into the service.

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