Princess Eugenie ‘stops herself crying’ in emotional tribute to her mum

Princess Eugenie was visibly emotional when paying tribute to the work of her mum Sarah, Duchess of York, in a video call.

The royal was overcome with emotion in the call which was set up to mark the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Eugenie, 30, was joined by her elder sister Princess Beatrice, 32, to talk about the Duchess and how their mum inspired them to become involved with the charity.

The pregnant royal became teary-eyed during the discussion, making Sarah emotional as well.

The trio, who are all honorary patrons of the organisation, held the virtual chat with representatives from the Trust and Jane Sutton, the mother of the late fundraising hero Stephen Sutton.

The duchess has been involved with the charity for three decades and opened its first special hospital unit for young people in 1990.

Eugenie was almost moved to tears as she told her mother: "We're very honoured to be here, but we wouldn't be here unless you had educated us in how we give back to people."

As the princess's eyes welled up, she waved her hand in front of the camera, and laughed as she told an emotional-looking Sarah: "I'm going to cry. Stop it."

She added: "Thank you for everything you've done, and that you do for the charity, and for us."

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She recalled how the duchess had taken both her and Beatrice to Teenage Cancer Trust units on their 18th birthdays to show them the work of the charity.

Beatrice added: "Mum, everyone on this call has been inspired today by your boundless energy.

"I think you've touched each and every single one of us with the mission that you have embraced through Teenage Cancer Trust."

Beatrice also praised Mrs Sutton who accepted a posthumous award on behalf of her son Stephen, who died in 2014 after raising millions for the Trust as part of his bucket list challenge.

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The princess said: "Thank you for doing everything you do to keep Stephen's memory supported and therefore supporting this fantastic organisation."

Nineteen-year-old Stephen, who had bowel cancer, set out originally to raise £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, but ended up smashing his target by collecting more than £3 million before his death.

His fundraising total now stands at more than £5.8 million.

The duchess spoke about the impact of the trust, which provides teenagers with cancer with specialist nursing care and support.

She praised the charity's founders, Dr Adrian Whiteson and Myrna Whiteson, saying: "What an incredible difference this charity has made in such a short space of time."

Donations to Teenage Cancer Trust can be made at www.teenagecancertrust.org

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