Reason Prince Louis, 4, will not be attending the Queens funeral but his siblings George and Charlotte will

Unlike his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis will not be attending the Queen's funeral today, Monday 19 September, or walking in the procession.

The four year old prince is unable to attend due to being too young.

A source told MailOnline: "As parents they have, of course, thought long and hard about whether their children should accompany them.

"Of course little Louis is too young, but they think George and Charlotte are up to it."

Prince Louis made headlines during his great-grandmother's Platinum Jubilee in June for his playful antics on the Buckingham Palace balcony, as well as the Jubilee Pageant.

The prince is also struggling to understand his great-grandmother's death, according to his mother.

Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, 40, spoke Australia's Governor-General David Hurley at Buckingham Palace on Saturday 17 September.

Recalling what she told him, Hurley said: "The younger one is now asking questions like, 'do you think we can still play these games when we go to Balmoral' and things like that, because she's not going to be there?"

However Prince George, nine, is "sort of now realising how important his great-grandmother was and what is going on".

The Queen's funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey today, Monday 19 September.

King Charles and the Queen Consort will walk immediately behind the coffin, followed by Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and then Prince Andrew.

Behind Prince Andrew, will be Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and then Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Queen's great-grandchildren Princess Charlotte and Prince George will then walk behind their parents, while their uncle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex will walk behind them.

Paying his respects to his grandmother, Prince William wrote in a tribute: "I thank her for the kindness she showed my family and me. And I think her on behalf of my generation for providing an example of service and dignity in public life that was from a different age, but always relevant to us all."

The Queen died at the age of 96 at Balmoral in Scotland on Thursday 8 September.


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