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

Princess Eugenie breaks down in tears as she views floral tributes to the Queen outside Balmoral
Princess Eugenie was filmed crying alongside other royal family members (Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: The close bond between Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and their Queen grandmother became evident on Saturday, September 10, as they read tributes to the late monarch at Balmoral.

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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.

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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. 

Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York hold hands as they look at floral tributes outside Crathie Kirk church on September 10, 2022 in Crathie near Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York hold hands as they look at floral tributes outside Crathie Kirk church on September 10, 2022, in Crathie near Aberdeen, United Kingdom (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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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.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York puts his arm around Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York as they look at floral tributes outside Crathie Kirk church on September 10, 2022 in Crathie near Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York puts his arm around Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York as they look at floral tributes outside Crathie Kirk church on September 10, 2022, in Crathie near Aberdeen, United Kingdom (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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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.

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York look at floral tributes outside Crathie Kirk church on September 10, 2022 in Crathie near Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Princess Eugenie of York, and Princess Beatrice of York look at floral tributes outside Crathie Kirk church on September 10, 2022, in Crathie near Aberdeen, United Kingdom (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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.

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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 Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Eugenie, 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 (Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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.

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Princess Eugenie also shared a sweet bond with her grandmother.

Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Eugenie of York hold nosegays as they attend the traditional Royal Maundy Service at St George's Chapel on April 18, 2019 in Windsor, England.
Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Eugenie of York hold nosegays as they attend the traditional Royal Maundy Service at St George's Chapel on April 18, 2019, in Windsor, England (Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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."

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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.'"

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