Princess Beatrice and Eugenie arrive to attend the Queen's service
3rd June 2022

Celebrating sisters! Princess Beatrice and Eugenie arrive together with their husbands as they attend the service of thanksgiving for the Queen with their husbands at St Paul’s

  • Princess Eugenie, 32, and Princess Beatrice, 33 ,attended Thanksgiving Service at St Paul’s Cathedral today
  • Sisters put on a united front as they arrived at the event with Jack Brooksbank, 36 and Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38
  • It was announced that Queen pulled out of the event last minute with ‘great reluctance’ due to ‘discomfort’
  • Event attended by Prince Harry, 37 and Meghan Markle, 40, first joined since stepped down as senior royals

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice looked elegant as they arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral with their husbands to attend a Thanksgiving Service in honour of the Queen this morning.

Eugenie, 32, looked stunning in an orange dress from Emila Wickstead as she walked to the Cathedral with her husband Jack Brooksbank, 36. 

Meanwhile, her older sister Beatrice, 33, dazzled in a blue dress by Beaulah as she was accompanied by her husband of two years Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38. 

The two sisters joined Prince Charles, 73, the Duchess of Cornwall, 74, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children for the event. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also made a noted appearance. 

However, it was announced the Queen wouldn’t attend the service today after experiencing some ‘discomfort’ during the first day of celebrations.

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Eugenie, 32, looked stunning in an orange dress as she walked to the Cathedral with her husband Jack Brooksbank, 36, left. Meanwhile, her older sister Beatrice, 33, dazzled in a blue dress as she was accompanied by her husband of two years Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, right. The two sisters looked elegant. Beatrice wore an orange dress while Beatrice donned a blue dress cinched at the waist with  a built-in belt

Beatrice, 33, dazzled in a blue dress by Beaulah as she was accompanied by her husband of two years Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, who gallantly help-her out of the car 

The Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson’s daughters looked relaxed as they made their way to the Cathedral this morning. 

The two mothers, who had left their respective children, August, 16 months, and Sienna, eight-months, at home, looked a picture of unity.  

Eugenie’s brown locks were styled neatly in a ponytail under a discreet black hat from Juliette Botterill. 

Meanwhile, Beatrice’s strawberry blonde mane was styled in a similar do, under a fascinator that completely matched her dress. 

Making a glamourous trio, Beatrice, Eugenie and Edo chatted as they waited for the service to begin, sat behind the Earl of Wessex and his family 

Prince Harry, who was sitting next to Jack Brooksbank, seemed very amused by their conversation as the family waiting for the ceremony to begin 

Beatrice and Eugenie greeted their cousin Prince Harry and his wife Meghan as they were sat in the Cathedral prior to the event 

Both sisters sported a glamourous daytime makeup, with a dash of mascara and bronzer to compliment their healthy glow. 

Meanwhile, Jack and Edo looked in their element in finely tailored jackets and morning coats. 

Jack, who was wearing glasses, was wearing a sunny yellow tie, while his brother-in-law donned a baby blue one that matched Beatrice’s dress.  

The two sisters and their husbands were seen smiling and waving at fans as they made their way inside the Cathedral for the service. 

It was announced their father Prince Andrew wouldn’t attend the Jubilee’s celebrations after he tested positive for coronavirus. 

Eugenie shared touching photos of her family waving at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee flyover as she shared a glimpse of her first day of Jubilee celebrations online yesterday. 

The Queen’s granddaughter was pictured standing with husband Jack who was holding their son August, in photographs posted to her Instagram stories. 

The smartly dressed trio were standing on a London rooftop waving to the Platinum Jubilee flypast, at what appeared to be a jubilee celebration party. 

Beatrice’s husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi revealed on Instagram he attended the same party as he shared glimpse of the flypast on his own Instagram post. 

Writing in a social media post, he said: ‘Congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on her remarkable Platinum Jubilee. Thank you for your 70 years of steadfast and dedicated service.’

Senior members of the royal family – including Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children – appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour.

While Eugenie and Beatrice have also featured on the balcony in previous years, they were not included this year after the Queen decreed that only working members of the Royal Family would join her to watch the flypast in order to avoid any awkwardness surrounding the presence of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew. 

It comes as the Queen has met her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had lunch with the monarch and senior royals behind closed doors as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi made a striking pair as they arrived before the service was due to start this morning 

Eugenie, Jack and Harry seemed to be in on the same joke as they were seen laughing together after sitting down in the cathedral 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their little girl to the Queen – nicknamed Lilibet as a child – yesterday at Windsor after attending a private Royal Family lunch at Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour.

Harry and Meghan are expected to remain mostly low-profile over the four-day Jubilee weekend, with no sign of the Netflix cameras that followed them around at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in April. But they will attend today’s Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral – their first joint royal engagement in two years.

Prince Charles is officially representing the Queen at the service in London today after she was forced to pull out last night, and there will also be no appearance from Prince Andrew after he tested positive for coronavirus.

The Sussexes, who are staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor while visiting from California, were not allowed on the Buckingham Palace balcony yesterday and instead watched proceedings from Horse Guards Parade.

But today’s service will be Harry and Meghan’s first appearance with The Firm since the frosty Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March 2020 shortly before they officially stepped down as senior royals.

The 96-year-old Queen missed today’s service at St Paul’s following a last-minute decision announced by the Palace at 7.30pm last night after she experienced ‘discomfort’ during the Trooping The Colour events.

The two sister and their husbands, who were both wearing morning coats, were greeted by the Lord Mayor of the city of London 

A bus load of royals! Fans in central London waved as the first part of the royal convoy arrived at St Paul’s cathedral this morning

Princess Eugenie has shared touching photos of her family waving at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee flyover as she shared a glimpse of her Jubilee celebrations online 

While Eugenie is not a working royal she has been vocal in support of her grandmother ahead of the historic weekend

She is understood to have suffered episodic mobility issues yesterday – and, in a statement, the Palace revealed the Queen ‘greatly enjoyed’ her birthday parade and flypast but ‘did experience some discomfort’.

It said: ‘Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty, with great reluctance, has concluded that she will not attend.’

It is understood the decision ahead of the service, which begins at 11.30am today, was considered regrettable but sensible due to the length of the journey and time involved and the physical demands the service would require.

The Archbishop of York is delivering the sermon during today’s service as the Archbishop of Canterbury was forced to pull out due to having coronavirus.

There is to be no ceremonial journey to the cathedral and members of the Cabinet are also to attend today’s proceedings, with Boris Johnson reading from the Bible.

Additionally, Sir Keir Starmer will be at the Service, alongside first ministers of the devolved administrations and former prime ministers.

Meanwhile key workers, charity volunteers and members of the armed forces have been invited to the Queen’s service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s today in recognition of their contribution to public life.

More than 400 people, who have been making a difference either nationally or locally, are among the guests and many have been working tirelessly during the pandemic.

Before the service begins, the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band), will play as the congregation arrives and the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry will perform to mark royal arrivals, while the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force will accompany later in the service.

The choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal will join together to sing the Vivats, I Was Glad by Sir Hubert Parry, performed at every coronation and now for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Princess Beatrice, Prince Harry, Prince William, the Prince of Wales and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburg attending a service of Thanksgiving to mark her Golden Jubilee at St Paul’s in 2002 

There is also to be a prayer called The Bidding during the Service, where the Dean of St Paul’s will offer ‘thanks and ‘thanks and praise for the reign of Her Majesty the Queen and especially for her 70 years of faithful and dedicated service’.

The event will feature a new anthem by Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music, that sets to music words of the third Chapter of the Book of Proverbs.

Bible readings, hymns and prayers to express thankfulness for the Queen’s reign, faith and service will also be heard by the congregation as the nation marks the monarch’s 70 years on the throne and the ceremony will end with the singing of the national anthem.

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