Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie pen moving tribute to "our beloved Queen and our beloved Grannie"

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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have shared a moving tribute to the Queen ahead of the today's funeral (19 September).

The sisters are two of Queen Elizabeth II's four granddaughters and alongside their six cousins stood in vigil around her coffin at Westminster Abbey this weekend, as well as appearing with the family to look at floral tributes left for The Queen in the days after her passing. Now they have shared their own personal tribute via Eugenie's Instagram page.

Sharing a sweet childhood photo with their grandmother at what appears to be Christmas time, the Princesses wrote about how the family has experienced these early days of mourning: "Our dearest Grannie, We've not been able to put much into words since you left us all. There have been tears and laughter, silences and chatter, hugs and loneliness, and a collective loss for you, our beloved Queen and our beloved Grannie.

"We, like many, thought you'd be here forever. And we all miss you terribly. You were our matriarch, our guide, our loving hand on our backs leading us through this world. You taught us so much and we will cherish those lessons and memories forever."

Going on to share fond memories and thanks they continued: "For now dear Grannie, all we want to say is thank you. Thank you for making us laugh, for including us, for picking heather and raspberries, for marching soldiers, for our teas, for comfort, for joy."

Before noting how their grandmother did not know just how special she was: "You, being you, will never know the impact you have had on our family and so many people around the world. The world mourns you and the tributes would really make you smile. They are all too true of the remarkable leader you are."

Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell - Getty Images

They finished their sweet message with words of comfort, pride and faith, continuing: "We're so happy you're back with Grandpa. Goodbye dear Grannie, it has been the honour of our lives to have been your granddaughters and we're so very proud of you. We know that dear Uncle Charles, the King, will continue to lead in your example as he too has dedicated his life to service. God save the King. With our love, Beatrice and Eugenie."

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