While Princess Charlotte’s outfit at the queen’s state funeral was notable for the subtle diamond brooch she wore in tribute to her late great-grandmother, her older brother, 9-year-old Prince George, was notable for wearing a navy blue suit instead of the black like the other mourners.
But George broke no rules by opting for a slightly different tone at the Westminster Abbey service. According to Hello!, any dark color, including black or navy, is appropriate funeral etiquette and shows respect for the deceased. George also wore a black tie with his navy blue suit, incorporating both colors into his look. His father, William, who was in uniform, also appeared to be in navy blue with a black tie.
Prince George in the navy with Meghan Markle, Camilla, the Queen Consort, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.
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Prince William and Prince George at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
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George is now second in line to the throne after his father William, who is first in line. His sister, Princess Charlotte, is third in line.
In March, a source spoke to us weekly about what George was like in light of being a direct heir to the throne. The source said that while George is “incredibly neat” and becoming more confident, he too is still a “fun-loving” kid with a “cute and mischievous side.”
“He likes to play pranks on his parents and siblings and make everyone laugh,” the source said. “Despite the responsibilities that his future role will entail, Kate and William don’t want to see him grow up too quickly. They are determined to give him as normal a childhood as possible and he is doing great. He is a lovable, down-to-earth kid.”
The source added that he is quite an artist and gave some of his paintings to the Queen as gifts while she was alive. “He copies the art and photographs that are in his houses at Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall,” the source said. “He spends hours painting and drawing and he loves it. Kate and William are amazed at how good he is and have framed some of his paintings and given them to [Queen] Isabel [II] as gifts. What he likes to do the most is to draw pictures of his family.”
Alyssa Bailey is Senior News and Strategy Editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees celebrity and royal coverage (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions in Fashion Y Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, having people take #ootd photos of her, and exploring New York City.
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