Princess EugenieAnd Jack Brooksbank were among the royal family members in London at Queen Elizabeth II‘s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.
They entered together with her sister. Princess BeatriceAnd he is his husband. Edoardo Mapelli MozziBefore they took their seats in the second row. Brooksbank, 36 and Eugenie, were seated behind their cousins. Prince WilliamHis wife, Princess KatePrince George and Princess Charlotte were their two children.
Eugenie Brooksbank was married to August Brooksbank in October 2018, and they welcomed son August in Feb 2021.
Monday’s service came after several days of the queen’s coffin lying in state. A short procession began from Westminster Hall to take the casket across Westminster Abbey. Then, the state funeral began.
After the service, a procession left from the church to Wellington Arch and then headed for Windsor. The final destination will be Windsor, where the state hearse will take the queen’s casket to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. After the committal service, she will be buried in a grave with Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99.
The official mourning period has ended with the end of the state funeral. There have been many services to honor the monarch. Eugenie attended many, beginning on September 10, in Scotland. The queen’s granddaughter was seen at Balmoral Castle two days after the queen’s death at age 96.
She attended a Crathie-Kirk remembrance service with her father. Prince Andrew, Princess AnneAnd Prince EdwardAlso, sisterPrincess BeatriceAnd cousins Lady Louise Windsor, Zara TindallAnd Peter Phillips.
Eugenie was comforted as she began to cry as she looked at the tributes left for Elizabeth outside her beloved Scottish estate.
It’s been an emotional time for the princess. She was also spotted quietly wiping tears away on Wednesday, September 14, during a brief service at Westminster Hall to mark the beginning of the queen’s lying in state, which allowed the public to pay their respects in person.
Eugenie was close with her grandmother and widely believed to have been the one who arranged it. Prince HarryAnd Meghan Markle‘s June meeting with Queen Elizabeth II during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Royal expert Jonathan SacerdotiOnly told Us WeeklyAt the time, the eldest daughter Prince Andrew was Sarah Ferguson is thought of as “the go-between or a middle man” within the royal family.
“Princess Eugenie is a peacemaker,” the British journalist explained to Use. “Eugenie may have been the person to suggest the meeting … or to try and help arrange it, make the contact.”
Eugenie has been a special friend of Harry since childhood. “Out of all the Queen’s grandchildren, HarryAnd Eugenie have one of the most natural connections,” authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn DurandExplain in the book Finding Freedom. “Like Harry, Eugenie is loyal, honest and great fun. The two had many nights out together in London.”
They were two of eight grandchildren Philip and Queen Elizabeth shared. The late royals also shared 10 great grandchildren.
The loss of the queen has left the Duke of Sussex, like Eugenie and other royals, devastated. “Harry is guilt-stricken — full of sorrow and regret about not saying goodbye to the queen,” a source told Use of the Invictus Games founder days after the regent’s death. “They met up a couple of times during the Platinum Jubilee, but he by no means expected it to be the last time he saw her.”
The princess has a close bond with her sister. Beatrice and Eugenie broke their silence on the queen’s death together, penning a letter to their grandmother on Saturday, September 10.
“We’ve not been able to put much into words since you left us all. There have been tears and laughter, silences and chatter, hugs and loneliness, and a collective loss for you, our beloved Queen and our beloved Grannie,” they wrote in their extended tribute. “We, like many, thought you’d be here forever. And we all miss you terribly.”
The princesses continued: “You were our matriarch, our guide, our loving hand on our backs leading us through this world. You taught us so much and we will cherish those lessons and memories forever.”
After publishing the letter, they joined the queen’s other grandchildren to stand vigil at her coffin while she was lying in state at Westminster Hall on Saturday.