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The Princess of Wales discusses her sons’ reaction to the Queen’s death

Ahead of the funeral, the Princess of Wales explained how her two sons, Prince George, 9, and Prince Louis, 4, were beginning to come to terms with the death of their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

In a conversation, later recounted by Australian Governor-General David Hurley, Kate said George was just beginning to understand “how important” his great-grandmother was and that Louis was asking questions to find out s ‘they could still play games at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, even though the Queen was no longer there to participate.

Recalling a conversation he had with the Princess at a reception for Commonwealth dignitaries held at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, Hurley told a group of Australians how the Prince of Wales’ children came to terms with their loss .



Prince George (L) pictured July 10, 2022. And Prince Louis (R) September 7, 2022. The Princess of Wales (inset) September 16, 2022. The Princess revealed how her two sons are dealing with the death of the Queen Elizabeth II.
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“The eldest now realizes how important his great-grandmother was in everything that’s going on,” Hurley said.

“The younger kind of asks, ‘Oh, does that mean we can still play those games when we go to Balmoral? because she won’t be there.”

The Princess told how her youngest son Louis helped comfort her after the news of the Queen’s death broke to them.

During a stroll through Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, to meet mourners and admire the floral tributes left for the late Queen, Kate told an emotional well-wisher:

“The whole nation has to be brave, right? Don’t worry. I have a lot of moments like this too.

“My little Louis, he’s so nice. He said, ‘Mom, don’t worry, because she’s with the great-grandfather now.’

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