Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank left the grounds of Windsor Castle to return home earlier today after attending Prince Philip’s funeral yesterday afternoon.
The Queen’s 31-year-old granddaughter donned a plaid shirt and a pair of sunglasses as she sat in the passenger seat of a car driven by her husband Jack, 34, and was going home.
The royal couple, who welcomed their first child, August Philip, in early February, live in nearby Frogmore Cottage, where Prince Harry has been staying since returning to the UK.
The couple were among 30 families and friends of the Duke of Edinburgh who attended the moving service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor yesterday.
Princess Eugenie, 31, left the grounds of Windsor Castle with her husband after attending Prince Philip’s funeral yesterday afternoon
Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, 34, live at the nearby Frogmore Cottage
The royal couple were among 30 families and friends of the Duke of Edinburgh who attended the moving service at St George’s Chapel yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday, Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, wore a black mask amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as she attended the funeral of her grandfather, who died last Friday at the age of 99.
Eugénie looked grim as she stood alongside her husband Jack during the heartwarming service which aired in front of millions of viewers.
The couple, who married in October 2018, named their first child August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, in honor of their grandfather, Prince Philip.
After the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Eugenie paid tribute to her beloved grandfather on Instagram and said she will be remembered for his ‘spectacular life’.
In her message, she wrote: “Dearest Grandpa, We all miss you. “You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me over the past few days.
“People remember sitting next to you at a dinner party, or shaking your hand once, remembering you said hello in passing, or what their DofE award meant to them. .
“I remember learning to cook, paint, read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking questions about your spectacular life and service in the Navy.
“I remember you cremated the sausages and stepped in to save the day.” I remember your hands, your laughter, and your favorite beer.
“I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and your great grandchildren.
“Thank you for your dedication and love for all of us and especially for Granny, whom we will take care of for you. ‘
Moments after the couple left the castle, the Queen was seen leaving it Windsor home driving a green Jaguar.
The Queen was seen for the first time since Prince Philip’s funeral driving a green Jaguar
Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince William, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Earl of Snowdon and Timothy Laurence follow the casket during the ceremonial procession
Her Majesty sits alone and looks towards the altar during yesterday’s moving service
The monarch, 94, was pictured this afternoon walking out of the gates of Windsor Castle, where she spent the night after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral yesterday.
She was seen wearing a floral scarf over her hair and was said to have been with her beloved dogs, as she drove through the castle’s long driveway and the Windsor Estate.
The Queen had spent much of her time in Windsor with Prince Philip since the start of the Covid pandemic and had been supported by a small team of staff – dubbed ‘HMS Bubble’.
Yesterday, the Queen, married to the Duke for 73 years, sat alone at her husband’s funeral due to strict Covid rules prohibiting mixing of households.
At the end of the service, the Queen, dressed in black and wearing a face mask, was taken from burial to nearby Windsor Castle in a Bentley state.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry, who flew the 10-hour flight to Britain for the funeral, returned to Frogmore Cottage before a walk with his father later in the day, according to reports.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge look towards Philip’s coffin before it is lowered into the royal vault
Prince Harry sat right across from his older brother and wife Kate after taking the plane without his wife Meghan
At his funeral service yesterday, the The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, which was covered with his personal standard and carried his sword, naval cap and a wreath of flowers, was placed on a self-designed green Land Rover Defender hearse.
After an eight-minute procession and 50-minute service, his casket was lowered into the Royal Vault as the Dean of Windsor delivered his praise.
As the casket descent normally takes place in private, the poignant moment has been broadcast to millions of viewers in a historic first for the Royal Family.
The Duke is now the 25th Royal in the 200-year-old vault hidden under St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.