This morning, Queen Elizabeth's grandchildren gathered along with the rest of the royal family to pay tribute to the late monarch at her official state funeral at Westminster Abbey. Among them were the York sisters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, the two daughters of the Queen's son, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
After the event, the princesses stood side-by-side in solidarity as the Queen's coffin once more left Westminster Abbey by procession. The two have remained close during their period of mourning. They both traveled to Balmoral, where Queen Elizabeth died, shortly after the monarch's death and were photographed comforting each other as they viewed the floral tributes laid by fans in the Queen's honor.
Over the weekend, Eugenie and Beatrice stood vigil at the Queen's coffin as it was lying in state at Westminster Hall in the Vigil of the Princes, along with their six cousins, Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Lady Louise, and James, Viscount Severn.
They also shared a joint statement speaking out about their love and remembrance for their late grandmother. "We've not been able to put much into words since you left us all," they wrote. "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 added, "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. For now dear Grannie, all we want to say is thank you. Thank you for making us laugh, for including us, for picking heather and raspberries, for marching soldiers, for our teas, for comfort, for joy. You, being you, will never know the impact you have had on our family and so many people around the world."
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