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Why Prince Louis did not attend the Queen's funeral 

The young royal did not join his siblings 

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Nicky Morris
Nicky MorrisTV and film writer
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The Queen's funeral took place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September and while most members of the royal family were in attendance and joined the state funeral procession, young Prince Louis did not join his family. 

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The four-year-old, who delighted the public with his playful antics on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Queen's Jubilee, was likely to be considered too young to attend the ceremony. 

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His older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, joined the procession at Westminster Abbey. However, while the pair will travel to Windsor for the committal service in St George's Chapel in Windsor afterwards, they will not be in the final procession.

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Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrived at Westminster with their mother

In the Abbey, the two young royals, who are nine and seven, followed their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, walking side-by-side behind the late monarch's coffin as it is carried by the military bearer party. They were followed by their uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The King with the Queen Consort processed immediately behind the coffin, followed by Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, then the Duke of York, followed by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and then William and Kate. 

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The Queen's funeral took place on Bank Holiday Monday following four days of Her Majesty's coffin lying in state at Westminster Hall.

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Prince Louis did not join his siblings at the Queen's funeral service

The service was conducted by David Hoyle, the Dean of Westminster, with Prime Minister Liz Truss and Patricia Scotland, the secretary-general of the Commonwealth, reading Lessons.

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Prayers were read by the current Archbishop of York, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Free Churches Moderator. 

Several hymns including The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want, which was also included at the Queen's wedding, when she married the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 were sung during the service.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte also joined their parents Prince Philip's memorial service

At the end of the service, following The Last Post, a two minutes' silence, the Reveille, and the national anthem, the Queen's Piper, Paul Burns, played the traditional lament Sleep, Dearie, Sleep.

The coffin then travelled in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch before moving to Windsor.

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