Elizabeth II is very close to her grandchildren, including Princess Beatrice. Their ties became even closer during a very complicated period for the young girl, who was 4 years old at the time. The queen did not hesitate to take her under her wing and to be maternal with her.
It is always easier to overcome the obstacles of life with someone at your side. Elizabeth II is known to be a very close grandmother to her grandchildren. However, she does not have the same relationship with all of them. Indeed, her relationship with Princess Beatrice – who celebrates her 32nd birthday this August 8 – is unique, as the Queen was present by her side during a complicated period of her childhood. To remedy this situation at the time, Her Majesty became a second mother to the princess.
The life of Beatrice of York changed when after six years of marriage Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson decided to separate. An upheaval for both sisters. The royal author, Angela Levin, explained in a documentary aired on Channel 5 that it was from this break that Elizabeth II became “maternal” with her granddaughter. She added: “It is always very difficult for children to see their parents separate. I think the queen may have felt more maternal towards them and they had a very difficult time.” Royal author Tom Quinn also claimed that their parents’ divorce caused trauma for the princesses, then aged 4 and 2, when their family was torn apart. The presence of Elizabeth II was a great help!
Sarah Ferguson soon remarried to Prince Andrew?
25 years after the official announcement of their divorce, the former spouses have always appeared very close to each other. The rumors of reconciliation are going well … Interviewed in the columns of The Telegraph, the mother of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice finally put things straight about her relationship with the son of the Queen. “All I can say is that we are very happy with the way we live now. We always say that we are the most contented divorced couple in the world.
We are divorced but not separated from each other. We are co-parents who support each other and think that family is everything,” she said. She added, “I’m proud of the work we’ve done together in raising our children and creating a very strong core group. Our watchwords are communication, compromise and compassion. But Sarah Ferguson swears, putting an end to the marriage rumors, “There is no one in my life.” Things are clear.
Photo credits: AGENCY / BESTIMAGE