© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Princess Beatrice arrives at Westminster Corridor for a vigil, following the dying of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain September 16, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls


LONDON (Reuters) – Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie issued a tribute to their “dearest grannie” on Saturday, saying how a lot they missed the late Queen Elizabeth and had thought she can be round eternally.

“We have not been capable of put a lot into phrases because you left us all,” stated the 2 princesses, the daughters of Prince Andrew, the queen’s second son and Duke of York.

“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.”

Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32, will be a part of their cousins afterward Saturday for a vigil by the coffin of Elizabeth at Westminster Corridor the place the physique of the late monarch is now mendacity in state.

Eugenie was seen wiping away tears when she appeared within the days instantly after her grandmother’s dying when family members learn tributes outdoors Balmoral Citadel the place Elizabeth died on Sept. 8 aged 96.

“We, like many, thought you would be right here eternally. And all of us miss you terribly,” the sisters stated in a press release.

“You have been our matriarch, our information, our loving hand on our backs main us via this world. You taught us a lot and we are going to cherish these classes and reminiscences eternally. For now pricey grannie, all we need to say is thanks.”

The 2 royals concluded their message by saying the tributes that had flooded in from internationally because it mourned her would have made their grandmother smile.

“We’re so blissful you are again with grandpa,” they stated, a reference to Elizabeth’s late husband Prince Philip, who died final yr.

“Goodbye pricey grannie, it has been the honour of our lives to have been your granddaughters and we’re so very pleased with you. We all know that pricey Uncle Charles, the king, will proceed to guide in your instance as he too has devoted his life to service.”

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