Eugenie, 32, writing in The Spectator magazine, said she hoped her one-year-old son August would grow up to have the Queen’s “patience, calm and kindness, while always being able to laugh at himself and keep a twinkle in his eye.” ‘.
She described the nation’s longest-reigning monarch as someone who has transcended time and been “a constant rock to so many.”
Reflecting on her ‘special little family’ with the arrival of August, who was born in February last year, Eugenie said: ‘I think of my grandmother and what she has represented, to so many people and to our family over these 70 years.
“I would love for Augie to have his patience, his calm and his kindness, while always being able to laugh at himself and keep a twinkle in his eye.”
Princess Eugenie has paid a moving personal tribute to her ‘grandmother’ the Queen in an article for The Spectator. Photographed together in a rare joint engagement at the Royal Maundy Service in April 2019
In the piece titled ‘My Pride in Grannie’, the princess said: ‘Seventy years is really something, isn’t it?
“The Jubilee stands as testimony to a woman who has transcended time and been that constant rock for so many when the world can feel so fragile.”
Of the Queen’s televised “We Meet Again” speech during the pandemic lockdown, Eugenie said the message connected the nation with the belief that all would be well again.
He recalled seeing the Queen and her ‘grandfather’, the Duke of Edinburgh, standing, waving and smiling for eight hours in the rain during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, ‘keeping the family and the nation moving forward’ as they had done for decades.
Eugenie said she hopes August, her son with husband Jack Brooksbank, will inherit the queen’s patience and kindness.
The Queen is the first British monarch in history to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.
Millions of people across the country are preparing to take to the streets for national festivities and commemorations held in their honor during the special extended bank holiday weekend.
The Queen, who at the age of 96 has mobility problems, returned home to Windsor Castle with her dogs on Tuesday after a pre-jubilee break at Balmoral as she prepares for four days of festivities.
His flight back to London was forced to abort a landing when his 13-seater plane got caught in a thunderstorm.
The commemorations begin with the traditional Trooping the Color military show on Thursday, in which more than 1,500 officers and men and 350 horses from the Home Division take part.
Eugenie, pictured on her wedding day with her grandparents, paid tribute to the Queen and Duke of Ediburgh for always “keeping the family and the nation moving.”
But the Queen’s attendance will likely only be confirmed in the morning, and royal fans are hoping to see her appear on the balcony with her family for a special flight, and possibly even check on the troops.
At night, more than 3,000 lighthouses across the UK and Commonwealth will be lit in tribute to the Queen, with the main Tree of Trees lighthouse lit up outside the Palace.
There will be no ceremonial journey to the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen on Friday June 3, and the monarch, if she attends, will use a different entrance rather than climb the steep steps.
And the Queen’s planned visit to Epsom for Saturday’s Derby is cancelled, with members of the royal family attending on her behalf.
Saturday is also the first birthday of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet, amid speculation the queen will meet her namesake for the first time and possibly attend her christening when Harry and Meghan fly back for the Jubilee.
In the evening, the BBC Palace Party, set on three stages opposite Buckingham Palace, will entertain a live crowd of 22,000 and a television audience of millions.
The lineup includes Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Andrea Bocelli, Duran Duran, Bond composer Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra.
Carlos and Guillermo prepare to pay public tributes at the concert to the Queen, which will be seen on television from Windsor.
On Sunday, millions will gather for patriotic street parties, picnics and barbecues, with more than 85,000 Big Jubilee Lunches across the UK.
The finale is the Jubilee Pageant through the streets of London, with a cast of 6,000 performers and nearly 200 celebrities joining the carnival procession.
The monarch is expected to make one last appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to round off the weekend and watch Ed Sheeran sing the national anthem with a choir made up of Britain’s ‘national treasures’.