Princess Eugenie breaks down in tears as she views floral tributes to the Queen outside Balmoral
Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32, were quite close to the Queen and were sobbing as they walked hand-in-hand looking through the tributes
The daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson might not have been frequently pictured with Queen Elizabeth II, but were notably emotional as they were accompanied by their father, their aunt Princess Anne, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and their cousins Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, and Lady Louise Windsor, while looking at flowers and messages from well-wishers left outside the gates of the Balmoral estate Saturday afternoon.
Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32, were visibly distraught as they walked hand-in-hand while looking at the flowers and messages left behind by royal fans.
Prince Andrew was pictured at one point, putting his arm around Eugenie as she held her sister's hand. The Queen left behind eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren after she died on Thursday, September 8, in Balmoral.
Beatrice and Eugenie were pictured quietly walking down the gates of Balmoral holding hands. The girls looked solemn and wore black to signify mourning, along with other members of the royal family who were present. Beatrice was seen wiping her tears as she read the tributes left for the monarch at the Aberdeenshire estate. Both sisters appeared considerably moved by the outpouring of love for their grandmother.
Beatrice shared a close bond with the Queen, who attended her wedding to Italian property developer Edo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17, 2020, at Royal Lodge. The sovereign attended her granddaughter's nuptials at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and even generously lent her own tiara and vintage dress to the bride. She felt her granddaughter was already missing out on having a traditional wedding celebration due to the global health crisis.
Beatrice ensured that her doting grandparents had the opportunity to see her exchange her vows with Edo, 37, and therefore chose the Chapel of All Saints on the Windsor estate as the venue, where the Queen often attended services.
Princess Eugenie also shared a sweet bond with her grandmother.
She showered praise on the monarch's video message at the United Nations Conference 2021, saying it was a "brilliant beginning." The mother-of-one posted a video of the Queen's speech on Instagram, in which Her Majesty implored world leaders at the COP26 summit to "earn a place in history" and "answer the call of those future generations."
Eugenie then highlighted a quote from the speech posted on Clarence House's social media page. It read, "In a video message, Her Majesty The Queen said, 'It is a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet, lives on through the work of our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William. I could not be more proud of them.'"