Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank Attend the Queen’s Funeral

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Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie.
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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 joined her sister. Princess BeatriceAnd he is his husband. Edoardo Mapelli MozziBefore taking their seats in row 2, Brooksbank, 36 years old, and Eugenie, 32-years-old sat behind their cousins. Prince WilliamHis wife, Princess KatePrince George and Princess Charlotte, their two children.

Eugenie Brooksbank and her husband, Andrew Brooksbank, were married in October 2018. They welcomed their son August in February 2021.

Monday’s service came after several days of the queen’s coffin lying in state. The state funeral began with a short procession from Westminster Hall, which took the casket across the street.

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. The queen will be buried with Prince Philip in a joint grave.

The official mourning period ends with the state funeral. This includes several services in honor of the monarch. Eugenie has been to many of these services, beginning in Scotland on September 10. The queen’s granddaughter was seen at Balmoral Castle two days after the queen’s death at age 96.

With her father, she attended a Crathie-Kirk remembrance service. Prince Andrew, Princess AnneAnd Prince EdwardAlso, sisterPrincess BeatriceCousins Lady Louise Windsor, Zara TindallAnd Peter Phillips.

Eugenie was comforted as she began to cry while looking at the tributes left for Elizabeth by others outside of 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 to her grandmother, and it is widely believed that she was the one who arranged everything. 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 that the eldest child of 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 DurandDescribe in the book Finding Freedom. “Like Harry, Eugenie is loyal, honest and great fun. The two had many nights out together in London.”

They are two of eight grandchildren that Philip and the queen had. The late royals also had 10 great-grandchildren.

Eugenie’s loss has caused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex heartbreak. “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 also shares a close bond of affection 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.