It’s a heartbreaking time for Queen Elizabeth as she says her final goodbye to her longtime friend.
On April 25th, 2019, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth made a very rare appearance at a funeral. The service was a somber moment for the Queen as she said her final goodbye to her longtime friend, Jeanie, Countess of Carnarvon.
Her Majesty rarely attends funeral services herself for members outside of her family. Instead, she’ll send another member of the Royal Family to represent her. But the Countess of Carnarvon and Queen Elizabeth were very close.
Seeing Queen Elizabeth in black is another rare sight- as she is known for her vibrant colors. On Thursday, she paid her respects in a black dress coat with white trim and a matching hat. The service was held at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Highclere.
According to PEOPLE, Jeanie, 83, and the Queen, 93, were very close friends with a vast history. Jeanie’s late husband, Henry, the 7th Earl of Carnarvon — or Lord Porchester — held the unique title of the Queen’s horse racing manager. In fact, Henry was even featured in a plot on monarch’s legendary Netflix story- The Crown. Queen Elizabeth is also the Godmother to Jean and Henry’s son, George Herbert, the Earl of Carnarvon.
The Countess of Carnarvon died on April 11th, 2019. Her cause of death has yet to be revealed and likely will remain private. Please pray for Jeanie’s family and friends during this difficult time.