She’s been criticised for her outfits in the past, but Princess Beatrice was looking every inch the stylish star as she stepped out in New York on Monday.
The young royal joined a star-studded guest list at the Berggruen Prize Gala donning a boho-inspired outfit — a far cry from the typical royal attire.
Beatrice ensured all eyes were on her as she stepped out in a chic black maxi dress, featuring a billowing hem, with a gold-clasped belt and a fringed jacket by London-based label Galvan, which she’s worn before. She accessorised with a leather clutch and wore her long locks loosely out.
Walking the red carpet, the 30-year-old princess, who works for business management consultancy Afiniti, happily posed for photographers at the event. The Berggruen Institute throws the gala annually in honour of each year’s recipient of the $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.
Her glamorous appearance comes after she spoke candidly about the pressures she and her sister Princess Eugenie have faced in their own lives.
Speaking in an exclusive chat with Thomson Reuters Foundation last month, Beatrice sent a powerful message to other girls going through similar troubles, telling them: “You are not alone.
“You’d like to say don’t pay attention to it [online bullying]… but the best advice is to talk about it,” she told the news outlet. “Being a young girl, but now being 30 and a woman working full-time in technology, I feel very grateful for those experiences. But at that time it was very challenging.”
She told the news outlet she wants to help encourage youngsters to seek help, as while her own bullying was very public – other people’s may not be.
Following her own difficult experiences of being targeted by bullies online, Beatrice has joined a number of campaigns and initiatives to stop cyber bullying, as well as co-founding the Big Change Charitable Trust with a group of friends in 2010, supporting young people in the public eye.