Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie cause a stir at the Queen’s burial
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At their grandmother, the Queen’s burial on Monday, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were united in their grief. The siblings were noticeably upset throughout the Westminster Abbey service, which they attended with their respective husbands, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank.
However, as both Beatrice and Eugenie seemed to leave the funeral service early, royal fans were quick to voice their confusion.
On opposite sides of the aisle, they were seated in the second row of the Abbey. They were observed standing up and appearing to be leaving the Abbey together as the service started to wind down.
Also appearing prepared to stand and leave with them, their mother, Sarah Ferguson, ultimately chose to stay seated.
Viewers took to Twitter to express their surprise. “Where did Beatrice and Eugenie just go?” one inquired, while a second added: “What happened with Beatrice and Eugenie? They left their seats and held up the bearer party… even Sarah was going to get up and leave. Strange.”
However, after the funeral, when the royal family gathered outside the Abbey, Beatrice and Eugenie were both spotted with them. It follows a joint statement the sisters released over the weekend in memory of their late grandmother.
It read: “Our dearest Grannie, 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.
“We, like many, thought you’d be here forever. And we all miss you terribly.”