Kate Middleton reveals son Louis is struggling to understand Queen’s death

The Princess of Wales has revealed how her sons are coping with the death of their great-grandmother the Queen.

Speaking to Australia’s Governor-General at a reception for Commonwealth dignitaries ahead of the Queen’s funeral today, Kate explained that Louis, four, is asking questions and struggling to understand.

David Hurley recalled his conversation with Kate, saying she revealed her eldest son Prince George, nine, “kind of now realizes how important his great-grandmother was and what was going on”.

But four-year-old Louis asked if the family’s summer visit to Balmoral Castle will still be as he remembers it.

“The youngest now asks questions like ‘do you think we can still play those games when we go to Balmoral’ and things like that, because she won’t be there?” Mr Hurley said.

Scroll down for video

Kate spoke to David Hurley at Buckingham Palace on Saturday about how her three children Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, were coping with the sudden loss of their great-grand -mother.

But four-year-old Louis asked if the family's summer visit to Balmoral Castle will still be as he remembers it.

But four-year-old Louis asked if the family’s summer visit to Balmoral Castle will still be as he remembers it.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Louis during Trooping the Color on June 2, 2022 in London, England

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Louis during Trooping the Color on June 2, 2022 in London, England

The pair watched as the planes circled in the sky

The pair watched as the planes circled in the sky

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Louis during Trooping the Color on June 2, 2022 in London, England

'The younger one now asks questions like,

'The younger one now asks questions like,

“The youngest now asks questions like ‘do you think we can still play these games when we go to Balmoral and things like that, because she won’t be there? “said Mr. Hurley

Speaking to well-wishers last week, the Princess of Wales revealed that Prince George “understands the loss” of his great-grandmother – while his younger siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, ” less”.

“My daughter asked her how the kids were doing, and Kate thanked her and said yes, they were fine and being taken care of at school, so it was a nice exchange,” one shared. sympathetic to his conversation.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will make a surprise appearance at their great-grandmother’s funeral today, walking behind her coffin in Westminster Abbey.

The Daily Mail understands the Prince and Princess of Wales have thought “long and hard” about whether their two eldest children, aged nine and seven, should join them.

But after George and Charlotte attended their great-grandfather’s memorial in March, William and Kate decided they could face the solemnity of the occasion. Louis, the youngest of the couple, is only four years old and will not join.

“As parents, of course, they thought long and hard about whether their children should accompany them,” a source said. “Of course little Louis is too young, but they think George and Charlotte are up to it.”

It is understood that the children will also be in congregation for the commitment service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor this afternoon. A decision has to be made whether they feel ready to join the procession there too.

George and Charlotte will drive to the Abbey with Kate and Camilla, before joining the procession on foot at its entrance.

6.02am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

6.02am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

6.02am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

5.17am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

5.17am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

5.17am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

5.16am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

5.16am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

5.16am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

4.51am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

4.51am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

4.51am: The last members of the public pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall today

Ahead of today’s state funeral at 11am, a bell will ring 96 times, reflecting the years of Queen Elizabeth’s life. The service, Buckingham Palace said last night, will pay tribute to the Queen’s remarkable reign and her lifetime as head of state, nation and Commonwealth.

It will be led by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, with hymns such as The Lord’s My Shepherd and Love Divine. The lessons include 1 Corinthians 15 20-26, 53-end and John 14 1-9a, with all aspects personally chosen by the Queen.

A specially commissioned choral piece, Like As The Hart, composed by the King’s Master of Music, Judith Weir, will be sung by the Westminster Abbey Choir. The choir will also sing a short hymn, O Taste And See, composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the Queen’s coronation in 1953.

The Queen's grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry, attended a vigil at Westminster Abbey on Saturday evening, pictured

The Queen's grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry, attended a vigil at Westminster Abbey on Saturday evening, pictured

The Queen’s grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry, attended a vigil at Westminster Abbey on Saturday evening, pictured

The Archbishop of Canterbury will give a reading, while Prime Minister Liz Truss will read the second lesson, with prayers from prominent religious including the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of York.

Tears are sure to flow at The Last Post and Reveille, as well as the first major public performance of the national anthem.

A rendition of Sleep, Dearie, Sleep performed by the Queen’s piper will mean a lot to her family.

After the service, the bells of Westminster Abbey will ring, all deaf, as tradition dictates after the sovereign’s funeral. The coffin will then continue its final journey through London and on to Windsor. The burial service at St George’s Chapel at 4pm will be smaller and much more personal.

And in the absence of cameras, the royal family will gather for a private burial at 7.30pm.

. Kate Middleton reveals her son Louis wrong understand dead Queen

. Kate Middleton reveals son Louis struggling understand Queens death

NEXT Seth Rollins says Bray Wyatt’s character is hard to work with