Queen Elizabeth was incredibly close to her beloved sister Princess Margaret, who tragically passed away in 2002 at the age of 71. This week, the Queen made it clear that she is still in mourning for her sister 15 years later, leading to the British people sending their prayers to their leader.
Daily Mail reported that Queen Elizabeth was spotted out having dinner at The Ivy Restaurant in London carrying a purse with the image of a woman and two children on it. It’s since been revealed that the woman on the purse is Princess Margaret, and the two youths are her children, Lady Sarah Chatto and David Armstrong Jones, the Earl of Snowdon.
Last year, Margaret’s daughter Sarah Chatto talked about how close the Queen and Margaret were as she watched old footage of the pair singing together as children in a documentary to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
“It’s very revealing how that closeness started and that never got weaker,” she explained.
Royal insiders say that the Queen has become incredibly close to Chatto since the death of her sister.
“The Queen adores Sarah and seeks out her company as often as possible. She is her absolute favourite younger Royal,” an insider said. “They are hugely at ease in each other’s company. Much giggling can be heard when they are together. They share a sense of loyalty, fun, duty and the ridiculous.”
We hope that carrying around that purse helps to remind Queen Elizabeth that Princess Margaret will always be with her!