Princess Beatrice as well as Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi joined the royal family to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II at the late monarch’s state funeral on Monday, September 19.
Like most young parents in her family, Beatrice, 34, who also became an Italian countess after marrying Mozzi in July 2020, did not bring her children to the grim event. She and her husband, 38, welcomed daughter Sienna in September 2021, and Mozzie shares 6-year-old son Christopher with the ex-fiancee. Dara Huang.
The couple arrived at Westminster Abbey hand in hand following their sister. Princess Eugenieand husband Jack Brooksbank into place. Beatrice and Mozzi, for their part, sat next to her cousin. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle. On the other side of the couple sat cousins Lady Louise Windsor as well as James, Viscount Severn.
The Queen’s state funeral was held at Westminster Abbey in London. She died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and her coffin was moved to Holyrood Palace and then to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh before returning to England last week.
On Wednesday, September 14, the Queen’s coffin was transported in procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall. The royal family, including Prince George as well as Princess Charlotte accompanied her coffin to Westminster Hall, where a short service was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Rev. Dr. David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster.
King Charles III attended from Queen consort Camilla and his younger brothers and sisters stood behind him. Princess Anna and Prince AndrewFather Beatrice, followed Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex. After the children of the late regent were the sons of Charles, Prince William and wife Princess Kate as well as Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle.
Those who were further from the throne were further from the coffin. Beatrice stood with her husband and sister, Princess Eugenie, who silently wiped her tears during the service. Wednesday’s event kicked off the Queen’s State Period, allowing the public to pay their respects in person.
Members of the royal family openly state that the death of the late monarch was very emotional. Welcoming well-wishers with the 73-year-old king in Belfast, Ireland on Tuesday, September 13, Camilla, 76, stopped to speak to a woman who said: “You are doing an amazing job.” Camilla replied, “We’re doing our best,” according to a video uploaded by a viewer.
The new Prince and Princess of Wales were just as outspoken. “William said that he thought Monday [the queen’s funeral] it’s going to be tough,” well-wisher Bex Neave said on Thursday.
“[Kate] said it was overwhelming and she and William are very grateful that everyone is here. She was emotional,” Reeve continued. “It seemed like they were there to soak up all the love.”
Speaking before the Ascension Cathedral on Saturday, Charles continued to mourn the “most grievous” loss of his mother. “I know how deeply you, the entire nation — and I think you could say the entire world — sympathize with me at the irreparable loss that we have all suffered,” he said. “It is my greatest comfort to know of the sympathy expressed by so many for my sister, [Princess Anne]and my brothers [Prince Andrew and Prince Edward]and that such immense love and support should be extended to our entire family in our loss.”
Beatrice and Eugenie broke their silence on Saturday, September 10, before they, along with other grandchildren of the late monarch, stood at her coffin in Westminster Hall. They shared a long letter to their late grandmother.
“The world is mourning for you and paying tribute will really make you smile. They are too truthful about the wonderful leader you are,” they wrote. “We are so happy that you are back with your grandfather. Farewell, dear grandmother, it was an honor for us to be your granddaughters, and we are so proud of you.
They will say goodbye on Monday at Windsor. Following a procession from Westminster Abbey, the coffin will be taken to St George’s Chapel for a final service and the Queen will be interred in a grave alongside her late husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99.
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