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Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo appear in rare red carpet appearance for Platinum Jubilee event


Beatrice and Edoardo at an event in 2021 Stephen Lock / i-Images

Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, were the royal guests of honour at the preview of A Gallop Through History which is taking place in connection with the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

A Gallop Through History is a four-act show in honour of Beatrice’s grandmother, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The show features more than 500 horses and 1,000 performers.

The epic finale of the show will include a rare public appearance of royal children – all of The Queen’s 12 great-grandchildren will ride in a carriage to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne. Archie and Lilibet, the children of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be absent from the event as they are not yet in the country for the Jubilee.

On Thursday evening, Beatrice and Edoardo attended the show. Some reports suggest Her Royal Highness was acting as a ‘body double’ for The Queen – ensuring organisers are prepared should Her Majesty decide to attend the event at some point over the next week.

The princess wore a floral gown by The Vampire’s Wife for the occasion – a brand that has become a favourite of the royal family in recent years. Similar to The Vampire’s Wife dress she wore to a Buckingham Palace garden party in 2019, the dress has puff-sleeves, gathered three-quarter sleeves, and a large ruffle at the bottom.

Those aren’t the only times the Princess has worn the brand. Beatrice spotted the label with a shimmering green ruffled dress at the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding in 2019. She also wore a blue floral midi when she visited her wedding dress exhibition at Windsor Castle in 2020.

Cousin-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge is also known to be a fan of the label which is designed by former model Susie Cave, the wife of Australian rocker Nick Cave. Most recently, she sported a glittering pink gown by the brand on her Caribbean tour earlier this year. Other famous faces known to wear the label include Margot Robbie, Natalia Portman, and Kirsten Dunst.

About author

My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.