Princess Dianas godson pays tribute to Queen after attending her funeral

Princess Diana's godson has paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II after attending her state funeral on Monday 19 September.

Edward Downpatrick, 33, also known as Eddy or Lord Downpatrick, is also the grandson of the Duke of Kent and brother of model Amelia Windsor.

He was among the royal mourners in attendance at the late Queen's funeral at Westminster Abbey as well as her committal service at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

Lord Downpatrick is himself based in Scotland, and after the highly emotional day, he paid tribute to the late monarch and her love of the Scottish highlands in a post on Instagram.

He reposted a photo of the late Queen hiking in the highlands, accompanied by the caption: "To the eternal realms of Heilan hikes."

"Heilan" is the Scottish term for highland, with Eddy said to be a fan of the outdoors himself.

He attended the state funeral with his two sisters, Marine, 29, and Amelia, 27, along with their parents, George and Sylvana Palma Windsor.

The lord is second in line to the Dukedom of Kent, but is excluded from the royal line of succession to the throne, as he is Roman Catholic.

The 2013 Succession to the Crown Act would have prevented this from being the case, but both Eddy and Marina were already confirmed in their faith when this passed.

However, their younger sister Amelia was not, meaning she is currently 42nd in line to the throne.

Eddy is said to be close to Princess Eugenie and studied at both Eton College and Oxford University, and during his time at the latter he was also head of the the infamously raucous Bullingdon Club.

Another link to Princess Diana, her brother Charles, was present at the Queen's committal service in Windsor.

He paid a sweet tribute to the Queen while present at the ceremony, wearing special 'ER' cufflinks in honour of her reign.

Taking to Twitter on the very sad day, he posted a snap of the cufflinks, writing: "Wearing these at Windsor today, with great sadness and pride."

The Queen was laid to rest on the evening of Monday 19 September in St George's Chapel in Windsor, reunited at last with her late husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

And now, members of the public will be able to visit the chapel and see Her Majesty's final resting place when Windsor Castle reopens to the public on Thursday 29 September.


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