Two British royal princesses made a splash at a major fashion event in London on Thursday, wearing dazzling diamonds on the red carpet.
Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York, nieces of King Charles III, attended the Vogue World: London event, held ahead of London Fashion Week, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Thursday. Princess Beatrice was accompanied by her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, as she walked the red carpet.
Edoardo was dapper in a suit with a white jacket and black bowtie, while Princess Beatrice wore a midi-length floral gown with a cape detail and matching gloves.
Beatrice’s dress was made by the British designer Richard Quinn, who won the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design in 2018. The late Queen attended his Autumn/Winter 2018 runway show at London Fashion Week in February 2018.
With the black floral dress, Beatrice wore a pair of earrings that have become a staple in her jewelry box. The earrings feature round and baguette diamonds set in a modern fringe design.
Beatrice has never been a big jewelry-wearer, and she doesn’t have pierced ears, so the fact that she’s worn these diamond clips on multiple occasions is notable. We first saw her wear the earrings in June 2022 for the National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s during her grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
We also saw her wear the earrings twice this June during the royal wedding celebrations in Jordan. She wore them with a gray-blue gown from Needle & Thread for Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa’s wedding ceremony.
Here’s one more look at the earrings, which have a very Art Deco-feel about them, from the Vogue event last week.
Edoardo and Beatrice arrived at the event with her sister, Princess Eugenie, who wore a vibrant turquoise dress and sparkling jewels.
Eugenie’s entire ensemble for the event—dress, shoes, and jewelry—comes from Fendi. Her turquoise dress is made of duchesse satin.
Her earrings and ring are from Fendi’s first high jewellery collection, designed by Delfina Delettrez Fendi.
They’re part of the Undarum set from the range, set with diamonds and spinels. Here’s a look at the earrings.
Here’s a look at the earrings from Fendi’s press materials for the collection. The details are much easier to discern here.
Various fashion press articles on the jewelry collection, working off of Fendi’s press materials, single out the Undarum suite for special praise: “The collection of pink spinels alone, that feature in the ‘Undarum’ set, took forty years to gather together and will probably never be replicated in nature again.”
Here’s the ring from the set on Eugenie’s left hand.
And here’s a look at the ring in a Fendi press photograph. Note that the spinels are set in yellow gold, a typical practice when showcasing warm-toned gemstones, while the white diamonds are set in white gold.
A quick scheduling note: this week is filled with royal events, including Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands and the British state visit to France. I’ll be covering many events as they happen instead of publishing content on the regular schedule. Keep coming back frequently so that you catch all of the sparkle!