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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie unite for veterans

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The York Princesses paid tribute to veterans this week with a visit to the Royal British Legions Industries to pay their respects to those who serve.

On her official Instagram account, Princess Eugenie wrote: “It was a such an honour to visit @rblicharity with my sister earlier this week. The charity provides vital care, welfare and employment services to Armed Forces veterans across the UK.”

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie toured the facilities and met with veterans who have used the Royal British Legion Industries employability programme, which helps veterans with tools and resources to find jobs once their service has ended.

The sisters also toured Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. social enterprise facility to see veterans working on producing Remembrance Tommy products, where the profits funnel back to support veterans.

The Princesses also visited the assisted living facility, Queen Elizabeth Court, to meet with elderly veterans, including a woman who served with their late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Princess Eugenie said the meeting “filled me with such pride” as the woman served alongside the late monarch. Before leaving, the Princesses laid a wreath in memory of all veterans.

“This Armistice Day we remember and pay tribute to the Fallen, the inspiring veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces across the world.”

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie’s mother, Sarah, Duchess of York, posted on her official Twitter: “Thank you for sharing your kindness and love Princess Eugenie and Beatrice in recognising the wonderful support that @RBLI offers for Armed Forces Veterans.”

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie joined the members of the Royal Family in marking Remembrance in the UK this week, including Queen Camilla, who laid a cross at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

King Charles will lead the Royal Family at this weekend’s Remembrance engagements, attending the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday evening and leading the nation at Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph on Sunday morning.

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Jess is the Senior Royal Reporter and Editorial Assistant at Royal Central. Her interest in royalty started in her teenage years, coinciding with The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and grew from there. She specializes in the British Royal Family (with emphasis on the Cambridges) and the Danish Royal Family, and has provided royal commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia.