Eugenie and Beatrice come together for Armistice Day and hail ‘incredible’ veterans


Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice have marked Friday’s Armistice Day in their own poignant way.

She said: “We met incredible veterans who have completed RBLI’s #Lifeworks employability programme.

“It was wonderful to see the programme in action at the charity’s social enterprise factory which provides meaningful employment to veterans.”

In a touching tribute to their grandmother Queen Elizabeth II Eugenie revealed that they met one veteran who served with the late monarch during the Second World War.


Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice at Ascot in 2019 (Image: Getty Images )

She said; “We also visited the assisted living facility, Queen Elizabeth Court, to meet some of the lovely residents who call it home; many of whom have served our country with distinction.

“I also met Vi, who told me she served with my late Grandmother, which brought me such pride.

“This Armistice Day we remember and pay tribute to the Fallen, the inspiring veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces across the world. #rbli #Lifeworks #supportforveterans #LestWeForget #remembrance.”

It isn’t yet known if the siblings will join the royal family at the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday as King Charles leads the nation’s mourning for the first time as monarch.

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie in Paris last month (Image: Getty Images )

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice at Ascot in June (Image: Getty Images )

However this plan was rejected by their mother Queen Elizabeth and the young royals spent most of the war at Windsor Castle after brief spells at Balmoral Castle and Sandringham.

Princess Elizabeth made a radio broadcast to children who had been evacuated from cities in 1940 on the BBC programme Children’s Hour.

In 1942 she became a colonel in the Grenadier Guards and visited the regiment during her first solo engagement the following year.

Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth repairing a military vehicle in 1945 (Image: Getty Images )

In February 1945 she became an honorary second subaltern in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

The future monarch trained and worked as a driver and mechanic, being awarded the rank of honorary junior commander.


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