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