Princess Eugenie is known to have enjoyed from a very close relationship with the Queen, normally calling her “grannie” when referring to her in public rather than opting for the stuffier “Her Majesty”.
In a celebratory piece marking her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year, Eugenie said: “Her Majesty the Queen is an incomparable monarch who has reached a record-breaking milestone. She also happens to be my grannie, and I am a very proud granddaughter.
“I think about my son August and what I’d like for him, what kind of world I’d like him to grow up in.
“And I think of my grannie and what she has stood for, for so many people and for our family during these 70 years.
“I’d love Augie to have her patience, her calmness, and her kindness, while always being able to laugh at himself and keep a twinkle in his eye.”
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