Princess Eugenie leaves Windsor Castle with husband Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie wears sunglasses as she leaves Windsor Castle with husband Jack Brooksbank after attending Prince Philip’s funeral

  • Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank left the grounds of Windsor Castle today
  • Couple were among 30 family and friends who attended Prince Philip’s funeral
  • Pair living at nearby Frogmore Cottage – where Prince Harry has been staying

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank left the grounds of Windsor Castle for home earlier today after attending Prince Philip’s funeral yesterday afternoon.

The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, donned a checked shirt and a pair of sunglasses as she sat in the passenger seat of a car driven by her husband Jack, 34, and made her journey back home. 

The royal couple, who welcomed their first child, August Philip, in early February, have been living at nearby Frogmore Cottage – where Prince Harry has been staying since his return to the UK. 

The pair were among the 30 family and friends of the Duke of Edinburgh who attended the poignant service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor yesterday.  

Princess Eugenie, 31, left the grounds of Windsor Castle with her husband after attending Prince Philip’s funeral yesterday afternoon

Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, 34, have been living at nearby Frogmore Cottage

The royal couple were among the 30 family and friends of the Duke of Edinburgh who attended the poignant service at St George’s Chapel yesterday afternoon

Yesterday Princess Eugenie, who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, wore a black face mask amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as she attended the funeral of her grandfather, who passed away last Friday at the age of 99.

Eugenie appeared sombre as she stood alongside her husband Jack during the poignant service which was broadcast in front of millions of viewers.

The couple, who married in October 2018, named their first child August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, in honour of her grandfather Prince Philip.

Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, Princess Eugenie paid tribute to her beloved grandfather on Instagram and said she would remember his ‘spectacular life’. 

In her post she wrote: ‘Dearest Grandpa,⁣ We all miss you. ⁣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. ⁣  

‘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. ⁣’     

Just moments after the couple left the castle, the Queen was seen leaving her Windsor home behind the wheel of a green Jaguar.

The Queen was seen for the first time since Prince Philip’s funeral behind the wheel of a green Jaguar

Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince William, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Earl of Snowdon and Timothy Laurence follow the coffin in the ceremonial procession

Her Majesty sits alone and looks towards the altar during the poignant service yesterday

The monarch, 94, was pictured this afternoon driving out of the gates of Windsor Castle, where she had stayed the night after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral yesterday.

She was seen wearing a floral scarf over her hair, and was reportedly with her beloved dogs, as she drove down the long driveway out of the castle and into the Windsor estate.

The Queen had spent much of her time at Windsor with Prince Philip since the start of the Covid pandemic, and had been supported by a small team of staff – nicknamed ‘HMS Bubble’.

Yesterday the Queen, who had been married to the Duke for 73 years, sat alone at her husband’s funeral due to strict Covid rules banning the mixing of households.

At the end of the service the Queen, dressed in all black and wearing a face mask, was taken from the funeral to nearby Windsor Castle in a state Bentley.     

Meanwhile, Prince Harry, who made the 10-hour flight to Britain for the funeral, returned to Frogmore Cottage ahead of a walk with his father later today, reports claim.

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge look towards Philip’s coffin before it was lowered into the Royal Vault

Prince Harry was sat directly across from his older brother and his wife Kate having flown in without his wife Meghan

During his funeral service yesterday, the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, which was covered in his personal standard and carried his sword, naval cap and a wreath of flowers, was placed on a self-designed green Land Rover Defender hearse.

After an eight minute procession and the 50 minute service, his coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault as the Dean of Windsor delivered his commendation.  

While the lowering of the coffin normally takes place in private, the poignant moment was broadcast in front of millions of viewers in a historic first for the royal family.

The duke is now the 25th Royal in the 200-year-old vault hidden beneath St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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