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Little boy leaves viewers in tears by reminding sister of royal protocol

Emma Guinness

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Little boy leaves viewers in tears by reminding sister of royal protocol

A young boy has left viewers of Queen Elizabeth II's lying in state in tears after he reminded his sister of the correct funeral protocol.

The youngster was captured reminding his sister to bow as they passed the late monarch's coffin, which lay in state in Westminster Hall for four days before her funeral today (19 September).


The entire event was livestreamed, which caught many memorable moments, and viewers couldn't help but praise the youngster for his actions.

In footage of the event, the two children can be seen passing the Queen's remains, and before the little girl goes to walk away, the boy taps her on the shoulder to remind her of protocol.

He then bows to show her what to do, and she happily follows his lead.

The footage warmed the hearts of social media users, who praised the pair for their behaviour at the historic event, which was the UK's first lying in state since Winston Churchill's funeral in 1965.

One wrote: "Well done to the parents who have brought their children up to have respect."

"Beyond adorable. A credit to their parents," added a second, while a third wrote: "Whoever's children these are, they have been taught well. Very sweet and respectful."

"Those two little ones just brought tears to my eyes," revealed a fourth. "They know respect and can teach some adults a thing or two. Bless their hearts."

"So lovely he led his sister by example," gushed a fifth.

The youngsters paid their respects to the late Queen. Credit: Twitter
The youngsters paid their respects to the late Queen. Credit: Twitter

Queen Elizabeth II passed away on 8 September at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland, aged 96, simultaneously kicking off Operation Unicorn as she died north of the border and Operation London Bridge.

Her remains were then transported from Balmoral on 11 September to St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, where she lay in state for a day.

Her son, the then-Prince Charles, became King Charles III at the time of her death, which marked the end of the longest ever reign of a British monarch.

The Queen will finally be laid to rest later today (19 September) after a state funeral at Westminster Abbey that was attended by around 2,000 people.

She will be interred at St George's Chapel in Windsor alongside her late husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last year at the age of 99.

She will be the 11th monarch buried in the chapel, which is also the final resting place of her father, George VI, her mother, the Queen Mother, and other monarchs including Henry VIII, who was buried with his third wife Jane Seymour.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/ @ExMonkey

Topics: Royal Family, UK News, The Queen

Emma Guinness
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