Belgium’s future Queen Elisabeth, 20, hails Her Majesty an ‘inspiration’ and a ‘role model’ as represents her parents King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in signing a book of condolence in Brussels
- Princess Elisabeth, 20, left heartfelt message in book of condolences for Queen
- The stylish Belgian royal studied at UWC Atlantic College in Wales for two years
- Praised Monarch’s legacy and called her a ‘role model’ and ‘source of inspiration’
- Full coverage: Click here to see all our coverage of the Queen’s passing
The Crown Princess of Belgium called the Queen her ‘role model’ as she represented her parents King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in signing a book of condolence in Brussels.
Princess Elisabeth, 20, signed the book of condolences at the residence of the UK ambassador yesterday, and wrote a sweet note praise the late Monarch’s ‘exemplarity’.
The Belgian royal, who studied at UWC Atlantic College in Wales for two years, appeared deep in thought in pictures shared by the royal household on Instagram.
She will one day reign over Belgium when she succeeds her father, King Philippe, on the throne.
Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, 20, called the Queen her ‘role model’ in a heartfelt message of condolences
The Crown Princess signed the book of condolences at the residence of the UK ambassador yesterday, and wrote a sweet note praise the late Monarch’s ‘exemplarity’
Elisabeth praised the Queen’s ‘profound impact’ on younger generation and signed it ‘in loving memory of her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II’
Elisabeth wore black for her visit to the residence of Martin Shearman, the UK’s ambassador to Belgium.
Her blonde locks were tucked in a neat bun, and she looked pensive in a vidoe which saw her sign the book, which had been propped by the Belgian flag and the Union Jack and a portrait of the Queen.
‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been a role model and a source of inspiration for many of us, young and old,’ the Princess wrote in her note.
‘I join the millions around the world in mourning an extraordinary personality, whose exemplarity has had a profound impact on younger generations. May her soul rest in peace.
The Belgian royal, who studied at UWC Atlantic College in Wales for two years, appeared deep in thought in pictures shared by the royal household on Instagram
‘On behalf of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, I wish to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.’
Elisabeth dedicated the note ‘in loving memory of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.’ and signed her name.
The Crown Princess won’t be attending the Queen’s funeral on Monday, as a limited amount of seats have been allocated per royal household.
Her father, King Philippe and mother Queen Mathilde are set to travel to the UK for the sombre occasion.
They will be joined by other European royals have confirmed their attendance at the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain will also be among the 2,000 mourners expected at Westminster Abbey.
Representatives from the Swedish, Danish and Monegasque royal families are also expected, according to royal blogger Gert’s Royals.
Unlike the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in 2021 – which was restricted to just 30 people – it is likely Westminster Abbey’s 2,000 capacity will be filled to capacity in honour Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
Elisabeth wore black to sign the book of condolences at the residence of Martin Shearman, the UK’s ambassador to Belgium, right
Elisabeth’s parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, will attend the Queen’s funeral on Monday (pictured at their niece’s wedding on Saturday)
The funeral congregation will be headed by the new King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, while William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, will follow closely.
The Queen’s other three children, Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, and Princess Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will also be among the chief mourners.
It is expected all eight of the Queen’s grandchildren will be present, including Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall, Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and her spouse Jack Brooksbank, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
The Queen’s nephew Lord Snowdon and niece Lady Sarah Chatto and her husband Daniel Chatto are also anticipated to be there.
Other monarchs likely to be in attendance at the Queen’s funeral include King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, and Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco.
Other possible guests are the former King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece – who was deposed in 1973.
The confirmation of foreign royals at the Queen’s funeral comes shortly after they paid tribute to the monarch online.
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