Queen funeral: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie leave service early

Royal fans were puzzled after Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie appeared to leave their grandmother’s funeral early.

The Queen’s coffin was driven to Windsor following an emotional funeral service at Westminster Abbey which saw world leaders, royalty and politicians gather in solemn silence.

Later today, Queen Elizabeth II will finally be reunited and laid to rest with her beloved Prince Philip.

But during the poignant service, royal fans believe they spotted a moment where Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie left Westminster Abbey, The Sun reported.

As the historic service drew to an end, the two royals were seen getting up and leaving their seats before others in the congregation.

It took place before the Queen’s coffin was carried out of the Abbey – with their mother Sarah Ferguson appearing to want to join them before sitting back down.

Royalists watching the funeral around the world, were left scratching their heads after the Princesses’ apparently early exit from the service.

One viewer wrote on social media: “Any idea why Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice left the funeral prior to the coffin?”

Another asked: “Anyone know why Eugenie and Beatrice left mid-ceremony? Sarah Ferguson almost left with them but she seems to have been told not to?”

However, the two princesses were later seen outside with the rest of the royals as the coffin left Westminster Abbey.

Although Beatrice and Eugenie clearly didn’t leave the funeral altogether, it is unclear exactly why they exited the abbey early.

Royals and public mourn their Queen

Emotional members of the royal family watched on as the Queen’s coffin was placed in the state hearse for its final journey.

Thousands of mourners lined the streets with many queuing overnight to catch a glimpse of their beloved monarch.

The King earlier gave a sombre salute as his mother’s casket went by, just minutes after he had led his grieving family in the service.

He was joined by siblings Andrew, Edward and Anne, as well as William and Harry, who appeared solemn in reflection as the procession began.

At Wellington Arch, the bearer party lifted the Queen’s coffin from the State Gun Carriage into the glass-backed State Hearse, which Her Majesty helped design.

Bands of the Scots and Grenadier Guards then played a medley of her favorite hymns, including Jerusalem and I Vow To Thee My Country.

As the hearse left the monument for Windsor, the parade gave a royal salute, led by the King, and the national anthem played out.

Charles, the Queen Consort, and the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with other royal family members, then left for Windsor by car, traveling along the M4.

The coffin then arrived at Windsor Great Park, where you have of thousands of people had been gathering since the early hours to bid a final farewell to the Queen.

At the head of the procession, the hearse traveled up Long Walk before making its way to St George’s Chapel for a committal service.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

Originally published as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie appear to leave during Queen’s funeral


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