For the occasion, Beatrice dressed solemnly in a black dress, a black hat, a black face mask, and black heels. Eugenie wore a black dress and accessorized with a black headband. The sisters were also accompanied by their husbands, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank, respectively.
The sisters and their spouses are among the 30 guests attending the service at Windsor Castle, due to U.K. public health guidelines amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Other guests include Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, could not attend the funeral as she was not cleared to fly since she is currently heavily pregnant.
Princess Eugenie previously honored her late grandfather in a tribute posted to Instagram. She shared a photo of herself, Beatrice, and Prince Philip laughing on a balcony while attending the Derby Festival in 2012, and another photo of Eugenie as a small child while the Duke of Edinburgh pats her on the head.
"Dearest Grandpa, We all miss you," Eugenie wrote in the caption. "You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days. People remember sitting next to you at a dinner, or shaking your hand once, who remember you saying hello in passing, or remember how much their DofE award meant to them."
The note continued, "I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy. I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day. I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer. I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you. With all my love Eugenie."
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