'Miss you terribly': Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie share heartfelt tribute to their 'beloved grannie' Queen Elizabeth II

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie shared a statement saying, 'You were our matriarch, our loving hand on our backs leading us through this world'

'Miss you terribly': Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie share heartfelt tribute to their 'beloved grannie' Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York shared a close bond with Queen Elizabeth II(Jeff J Mitchell/Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have shared a heartfelt tribute to their late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. In a note to "our dearest Grannie",  the sisters thanked the Monarch for her warmth and kindness.

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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, aged 34 and 32 respectively, in a shared statement said, "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."

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The British monarch died at her Scottish home, Balmoral, on September 8 aged 96. The sisters said, "we, like many, thought you'd be here forever. And we all miss you terribly. 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."

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Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Princess Eugenie of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Lady Louise Windsor, James, Viscount Severn arrive to hold a vigil in honour of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2022 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren mount a family vigil over her coffin lying in state in Westminster Hall. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Princess Eugenie of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Lady Louise Windsor, James, Viscount Severn arrive to hold a vigil in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2022, in London, England (Aaron Chown-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The statement continued, "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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The sisters, daughter of the Queen's third child Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson added, "the world mourns you and the tributes would really make you smile. They are all too true of the remarkable leader you are. We're so happy you're back with Grandpa. Goodbye dear Grannie, it has been the honour of our lives to have been your granddaughters and we're so very proud of you."

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Queen Elizabeth II (R) accompanied by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L), Princess Eugenie, (C), and Princess Beatrice and the rest of the Royal family arrive at the Castle of Mey after disembarking the Hebridean Princess boat after a private family holiday around the Western Isles of Scotland, on August 02, 2010 in Scrabster, Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by King Charles, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Beatrice arrive at the Castle of Mey after disembarking the Hebridean Princess boat after a private family holiday around the Western Isles of Scotland, on August 02, 2010 (Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The sisters also acknowledged the newly crowned King Charles. They said, "we know that dear Uncle Charles, the King, will continue to lead in your example as he too has dedicated his life to service. God save the King. With our love, Beatrice and Eugenie."

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The sisters shared a good bond with their grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, who were able to witness their weddings before they died. Princess Eugenie wed Jack Brooksbank in a televised ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor in October 2018.

Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi wed during the lockdown, in July 2020 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Royal Lodge in Windsor. The bride wore a dress lent to her by the Queen, and the exact tiara from her 1947 wedding.

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Meanwhile, the Queen will be laid to rest at 4 pm on September 19. Several politicians and royal dignitaries from around the world are expected to arrive throughout the weekend.

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