Anguished Princess Eugenie wipes away her tears during Queen Elizabeth II's procession to Westminster Hall
Eugenie was accompanied by other members of the royal family during the Queen's funeral
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Princess Eugenie was moved to tears during the Queen's procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday, September 14. The younger daughter of the disgraced Prince Andrew, was seen wiping away her tears as she stood beside her husband, Jack Brooksbank.
It was an emotionally distressing moment for all members of the Royal Family as they watched the proceedings at Westminster Hall. In addition to Princess Eugenie and her husband, others present included Princess Anne's daughter, Zara Tindall accompanied by her husband, Mike. Eugenie's older sister, Princess Beatrice also appeared similarly emotional and was joined by her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The extended members of the Royal Family stood in two rows at one side of Westminster Hall. These included the sisters Eugenie and Beatrice, the Earl of Wessex's daughter Lady Louise Windsor, and her younger brother James, Viscount Severn. Lord Freddie Windsor and Princess Michael of Kent were also in attendance.
Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice were elegantly dressed in customary black mourning outfits. The younger Eugenie sported a long-sleeved black dress, paired with pointed-toe pumps and a netted veil. A black fascinator rested atop her head with only a simple pair of golden hoop earrings. She completed her minimal look with a low bun with loose strands curled in front of her face. Beatrice also wore a long-sleeved dress. Her hair was left open, held back from her face with a large black headband that featured a bow. Her husband stood beside her, wearing a black suit, white dress shirt, black waistcoat and tie. A gold medal was pinned to his suit jacket.
Their cousin, Zara Tindall had her hair in a sleek bun. A black fascinator matched her black wide collar dress. She too accessorized the look with gold hoop earrings, adding a black belt with a gold buckle to the mix. The equestrian walked hand-in-hand with her husband, former rugby player Mike.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was placed in the center of Westminster Hall on a catafalque, or a raised platform where she will lie in state until her state funeral on Monday, September 19. Tall candles stood on all four sides of the platform. The Royal Standard was draped over the closed coffin, with a treat of her favorite flowers resting on top in addition to the Imperial State Crown.
Meanwhile, the senior members of the Royal Family, led by the King and Queen Consort, stood in formation facing the Queen's coffin. King Charles and Camilla were followed by Princess Royal, Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, then the Duke of York, Prince Andrew alone, and then the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie. The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate followed the senior members. Behind them were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan.