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How Prince William & Princess Kate are helping their children cope with grief at home

The Prince and Princess of Wales have provided an insight into how their family, particularly the Queen’s great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, are coping with their grief behind closed doors as the world mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince William and Princess Kate delighted royal fans on Saturday by going on a tour of Windsor Castle with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The royals engaged in sweet exchanges with members of the public, thanking them for their admiring floral tributes and supportive presence while revealing how they are adjusting to the family’s emotional turmoil.

 

The royal children have stayed at school
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When Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, began attending Lambrook School on September 8, they could never have imagined that the unexpected death of their 96-year-old great-grandmother would overshadow their first day.

Grief can be a challenging emotion to deal with, especially for young children. The Prince and Princess of Wales have stated that they are supporting their children in the following ways.

Keeping up with routine

In this trying time, the royal couple has decided to keep their kids in school. In order to keep things “as normal as possible,” parents decided to “keep some sense of continuity” for their children at school, according to Prince William, who spoke to a royal enthusiast in Windsor.

The Children’s Bereavement Centre suggests that establishing routines and structure can have a significant impact on our capacity to recover from loss.

They suggest that maintaining routine and fostering a sense of predictability can “bring comfort in the grieving process.”

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George, Louis and Charlotte celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer
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Cuddles with dogs

We are certain that the Wales children are keeping their cherished dog Orla close during their mourning because animals can be a great source of comfort during difficult times.

William can be seen cooing over a young Italian Greyhound being held in a woman’s arms in a TikTok video from the walkabout at Windsor. “Oh, how sweet! This is whom? “As he petted the puppy, known as Luna, the Prince questioned.

William enquired as to Luna’s age and added: “At this time, dogs are crucial. I currently give my dog a lot of cuddles.”

 

Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Prince Philip’s memorial service in April
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Talking about other family members who have passed

The Princess of Wales also spoke to mourners during the walkabout about the time her son Louis comforted her following the passing of the Queen.

“My little Louis was such a sweetheart. At least Grannie is with Great-Grandpa now, he said.” As she finished her sentence, Kate was heard becoming emotional.

Young children between the ages of 6 and 11 begin to comprehend that death is permanent, but they “may worry that other friends or family members may die,” according to UNICEF.

Giving young kids the notion that their loved ones who have passed will “join” other loved ones who have passed away is a consoling way to cope with their loss.

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