Meghan Markle sweet grin of comfort to Princess Charlotte at Queen’s funeral

Meghan Markle flashed a sweet smile of comfort in the direction of seven-year-old Princess Charlotte at her great grandmother's funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The Duchess of Sussex gave her niece a sweet grin when she gazed over her shoulder after exiting the building as the late monarch's remains headed for Windsor.

Charlotte attended the funeral alongside her older brother, Prince George, who is nine-years-old.

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Noticing Meghan's attempt to comfort her niece, one Twitter user said: "It looked like Meghan tried to smile at Princess Charlotte."

Another user added "Pretty sure when they are walking out of the church, Meghan smiles at Princess Charlotte."

Princess Charlotte and Prince George travelled to Westminster Abbey in the same car as the Queen Consort Camilla and their mother Princess Catharine.

It is the first time the young royals have been seen in public since the country was struck with the sad news about the Queen's death at aged 96.

During the emotional service, seven-year-old Princess Charlotte honoured her great-grandmother by wearing a small pin in the shape of a horseshoe on her black coat.

But one royal commentator thinks she and her brother were too young to be at the funeral. Their younger brother Louis, who is four, was left at home by Kate and William.

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Daniela Elser, writing for News.au in Australia, was trying to make the point that "the Crown always comes first", even in spite of personal suffering.

Elser wrote: "George and Charlotte were not inside the Abbey to say goodbye to their Gan Gan, they were there to perform and they were there to sell a carefully considered image of continuity and unity, along with adding a spoonful of cutesy sugar to counteract the vinegary presence of the Sussexes."

The children had actually been praised for showing maturity beyond their years.

But Esler wrote: "I am not criticising William and Kate here, I am simply pointing out there is no glossing over the fact that royal parenting requires a begrudging willingness to serve up one’s children for the good of the Crown.

"I’m sure that’s not easy for the Waleses or something they want to put their children through, but that doesn’t make it any less queasy to watch."

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