Princess Beatrice arriving at funeral

Beatrice at The Queen’s funeral (Picture: Getty)

Princess Beatrice of York arrived at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II wearing all black, as tradition dictates.

She wore a sombre black headpiece to pay tribute to her late beloved grandmother.

Donning a black jacket, dress with a matching clutch and gloves, she entered Westminster Abbey alongside her sister, Princess Eugenie and their husbands.

For the momentous occasion, Beatrice wore a small black headpiece with a lace bow at the front.

The princess wore no jewellery to the occasion which makes no surprise as she forewent jewellery for a recent family vigil at Westminster Hall also.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Sarah, Duchess of York, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice arrive for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Princess Beatrice wore a simple black headpiece (Picture: WireImage)

Members of the royal family (front row, left to right) Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Lady Louise Windsorand James, Viscount Severn, (second row, left to right) Samuel Chatto, Arthur Chatto, Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto, at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story FUNERAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Lady Louise Windsorand James, Viscount Severn (Picture: PA)

We believe this move of simplicity to be a mark of respect to the late queen.

Princess Beatrice had a close relationship with her grandmother, the Queen, often attending the Easter Day service and Royal Windsor Horse Show with the monarch.

Princess Beatrice at the Queen's funeral

A closeup of the headpiece (Picture: Chris Furlong)

Princess Beatrice at the Queen's funeral

A simple tribute to her grandmother (Picture: AP)

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie (Picture: Tim Rooke/Shutterstock)

Before her grandmother’s death, Beatrice often said she was ‘very, very lucky’ to have the Queen in her life, referring to her simply as ‘grannie’.

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Princess Beatrice had a close bond with the Queen, who she simply called Grannie (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth II was reportedly one of the first people to know of Beatrice’s engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and for the Princess’s wedding day, the Queen lent her granddaughter Queen Mary’s fringe tiara, which Elizabeth II had worn for her own wedding to Prince Philip.

Beatrice paired this very special heirloom with another piece borrowed from the Queen: a vintage Norman Hartwell gown that Elizabeth had worn in the 1960s.

Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

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Princess Beatrice wore a dress and a tiara belonging to the Queen for her wedding day (Picture: Benjamin Wheeler/Buckingham Palace/AFP via Getty Images)

Princess Beatrice has also received a new role following the death of her grandmother, the Queen.

The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, has now become a Counsellor of State, meaning she is among a small group of senior royals who can represent King Charles III when needed.

However, she will be prohibited from carrying out certain duties including Commonwealth matters, appointing prime ministers or dissolving Parliament, unless she’s instructed to do so by the King.

Along with her sister Eugenie, Beatrice paid a moving tribute to the Queen following her death writing: ‘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.

‘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. 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.

‘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.’