Richard Branson’s daughter, Holly, paid tribute to the late Queen on Monday as she watched the funeral with her family.
The Virgin Group businesswoman, 40, shared the photo while praising the monarch’s legacy and leadership.
Holly, who is friends with the Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, 34, watched the procession with her twins Artie and Etta, seven, and three-year-old daughter Lola, as well as other family members.
RIP: Richard Branson’s daughter Holly paid tribute to the late Queen on Monday as she watched the funeral with her family
The blond beauty, who shares her children with husband Freddie Andrewes, wrote: ‘Today I send all my love and thoughts to the Royal Family and everyone who bids farewell to the Queen near and far.’
‘Such a wonderful life, and a remarkable leader. Her legacy will live on forever.”
The late monarch was honored with a funeral at Westminster Abbey before being buried with her beloved husband Prince Phillip in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Daddy’s Girl: Holly is the 72-year-old daughter of billionaire Richard Branson from his second marriage to Joan Templeman (pictured together earlier this year)
Holly is the 72-year-old daughter of billionaire Richard Branson from his second marriage to Joan Templeman.
She also has a brother Sam, 38, as well as a sister Clare Sarah who sadly died at four days old in 1979.
Following the news of The Queen’s late entrepreneur, Richard took to his own social media to express his condolences.
Funeral: The late monarch was honored with a funeral at Westminster Abbey before being buried with her beloved husband Prince Phillip in the grounds of Windsor Castle
He wrote: ‘The Queen lived such an extraordinary life and redefined what it means to be a leader. The royal family, and all those whose lives the Queen brightened up, are in our thoughts.”
Last year Holly congratulated her good friend Princess Beatrice about the ‘wonderful news’ after the birth of her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi – adding that she ‘can’t wait to meet her’.
she took her Instagram account and shared a sweet photo of herself with Beatrice with the caption: ‘It’s a girl! I send so much love and the greatest congratulations to Princess Beatrice and Edo’.
Honor: Following news of The Queen’s late entrepreneur, Richard took to his own social media to express his condolences
“What great news and I can’t wait to meet her!”
Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, gave birth to a 6lb 2oz girl at 11:42pm on Saturday at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
In a tweet from her official Twitter account, Beatrice said she was delighted “to share ‘the news of the couple’s daughter’s safe arrival’, adding: “Thank you to the midwifery team and everyone at the hospital for their great care.’
Famous Friends: Holly last year congratulated her good friend Princess Beatrice on the ‘amazing news’ after the birth of her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi – adding that she ‘can’t wait to meet her’
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18 September 2021, at 11:42 pm, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
“The baby weighs six pounds and two ounces. The grandparents and great-grandparents of the new baby are all informed and delighted at the news.
“The family would like to thank all the hospital staff for their wonderful care. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf.”
Holly was also one of the first to congratulate Beatrice on her engagement. Pictured, shared a photo of the couple at a charity gala in November 2018
Holly was also one of the first to congratulate Beatrice on her engagement, where she wrote a heartfelt message, writing how she and fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, are “made for each other.”
The mum of three shared the sweet message along with a selection of snaps of her and Beatrice together, including a glamorous shot of a black tie and one of their 2012 Mont Blanc summit.
The images documented the women’s friendship over the years, including their various charity outings together.
One shows the friends preparing to compete in the 2010 London Marathon as part of a 34-person human caterpillar. Another shot showed the pair at a charity gala in November 2018.
Holly was a guest at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in October 2019.
Pals: Holly was a guest at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in October 2019 (pictured in July 2020)