The tears of the royal family gathered for a mass in honor of Elizabeth II

Après l'office religieux rendant hommage à la reine, ce samedi 10 septembre, la comtesse Sophie de Wessex n'a pu retenir ses larmes, devant les témoignages d'affection du peuple.

As the world mourns Elizabeth II, several of the Queen’s children and grandchildren attended a private service in her memory at Crathie Kirk, the Balmoral Estate Church. The first outing in front of the cameras of the royal family, overwhelmed with grief but dignified.

Tears of Princess Eugenie. This is one of the strong images of this Saturday, September 10, 2022. While Charles III was officially proclaimed king this morning and the British Parliament pledged allegiance to him, the rest of the royal family took part in a private office in Crathie Kirk, the nearest church to Balmoral Castle, in homage to Elizabeth II.

While Charles III was officially proclaimed king this Saturday, September 10, the three other children of the queen and their families gathered at Balmoral, for a private religious service, paying homage to the queen.
While Charles III was officially proclaimed king this Saturday, September 10, the three other children of the queen and their families gathered at Balmoral, for a private religious service, paying homage to the queen. © Owen Humphreys/PA Photos/ABACA
The British Royal Family attend a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 10, 2022.
The British Royal Family attend a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022. © Andrew Milligan/PA Photos/ABACAPRESS.COM

When she was staying at Balmoral, the Queen used to attend Sunday mass every week in this small church.

Princess Anne attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 10, 2022.
Princess Anne attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 10, 2022. © Andrew Milligan/PA Photos/ABACAPRESS.COM

A more intimate outing during which Princess Anne, Sir Timothy Laurence, Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, Prince Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor showed a united face.

Princess Beatrice attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 10, 2022.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attend a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022. © Andrew Milligan/PA Photos/ABACAPRESS.COM
Lady Louise Windsor attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022.
Lady Louise Windsor attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022. © Andrew Milligan/PA Photos/ABACAPRESS.COM

Dressed in black, with serious faces, it’s time for contemplation, everyone seeking comfort from a mother or in the arms of an uncle.

At the end of the intimate ceremony, the family takes the time to linger and greet the sympathizers present on the spot.

Peter Phillips attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022.
Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne, attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022. © Andrew Milligan/PA Photos/ABACAPRESS.COM
Prince Andrew attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022.
Prince Andrew attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022. © Andrew Milligan/PA Photos/ABACAPRESS.COM
In front of Balmoral Castle, many people gathered to support the British royal family, visibly very moved.
In front of Balmoral Castle, many people gathered to support the British royal family, visibly very moved. © Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Prince Edward attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022.
Prince Edward attends a service at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral in Scotland, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, September 10, 2022. © Andrew Milligan/PA Photos/ABACAPRESS.COM

In front of the little words and the flowers left by the British who came to support them in this terrible ordeal, the Countess Sophie of Wessex cannot hold back her tears.

After the religious service paying homage to the queen, the countess Sophie de Wessex could not hold back her tears, in front of the testimonies of affection of the people.
After the religious service paying homage to the queen, this Saturday, September 10, the countess Sophie de Wessex could not hold back her tears, in front of the testimonies of affection of the people. © Owen Humphreys/PA Photos/ABACA

Just as feverish, Princess Eugenie finds it difficult to hide her emotion. In a heartbreaking moment, her father, Prince Andrew, takes her in his arms to console her.

The royal family meditates in front of the flowers and the words left by the crowd, at the end of the religious office, this Saturday, September 10.
The royal family meditates in front of the flowers and the words left by the crowd, at the end of the religious office, this Saturday, September 10. © Owen Humphreys/PA Photos/ABACA

More united than ever, those close to the queen thanked the British people for their unwavering support. The royal family will meet in full at the Queen’s funeral in London, scheduled for September 19.

The royal family greets the crowd one last time, after the private religious service homage to the queen, at Balmoral.
The royal family greets the crowd one last time, after the private religious service homage to the queen, at Balmoral. © Owen Humphreys/PA Photos/ABACA

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