Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi attend Anti Slavery Gala

Princess Beatrice re-wears favourite Self Portrait dress to support her sister Princess Eugenie at her anti-slavery charity’s first Winter Gala

  • The happy couple attended the star-studded event in Battersea, London 
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Princess Beatrice beamed as she arrived at the Anti-Slavery Collective’s inaugural Winter Gala with her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, yesterday evening.

The royal, 35, perfected winter glamour, and donned her £440 black tailored crepe and chiffon midi dress by Self-Portrait to London’s Battersea Arts Centre. 

She accessorised the sophisticated dress, which she wore to her grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s vigil, with a crocodile leather clutch bag and a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood snakeskin cap-toe suede pumps in black. 

The mother-of-one’s glam make-up enhanced her flawless complexion, and her tresses were styled in bouncy curls.

Meanwhile, her husband Edoardo, 40, with whom she shares a daughter, Sienna, two, cut a sharp figure in an off-white linen tuxedo.

Princess Beatrice of York and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi oozed glamour as the attended the the Anti Slavery Collective’s inaugural Winter Gala 

The couple both appeared delighted to be at the event together to support Princess Eugenie’s initiative, and they were snapped beaming as they had their pictures taken.

The Anti-Slavery Collective was established in 2017 by Princess Eugenie and her close friend Julia de Boinville.

Through the charity, the pair have worked across several sectors to help bring an end to modern slavery and also launched their podcast Floodlight, where they interview guests on how best to end the practice around the world.

To support Eugenie’s admirable pursuit, Sarah Ferguson was also in attendance – along with several famous faces.

Singer Ed Sheeran was among the guests at the glitzy event, as well as James Blunt – and even Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas made an appearance.

Eugenie’s cousin, Zara Tindall, and fomer UK prime minister Theresa May (who was a guest on series two of Floodlight) were also among the guests.

The York trio each oozed elegance in black frocks as they smiled alongside each other, with Beatrice sporting a Self Portrait dress with jacket detailing, while Eugenie chose a Peter Pilotto satin-effect gown with a slit in the skirt and gathering at the waist, plus gold button detailing.

Speaking ahead of the event at Battersea Arts Centre Eugenie, 33, praised Ed Sheeran for his involvement, saying: ‘It’s the most insane thing. Ed is game changer and an entertainer of a generation, so I’m absolutely lost of words that he’s coming.

Beatrice wore the same Self-Portrait dress to the Royal Vigil for Queen Elizabeth II at the Palace of Westminster in London (pictured)

Taking to the Battersea Arts Centre in London, Beatrice opted for winter chic attire and donned a velvet black belted blazer with a flowy tulle skirt 

The pair appeared loved up as Edoardo sweetly placed his arm around Beatrice while they smiled for the cameras 

At the event, Princess Eugenie enjoyed the support from her mother, Sarah Ferguson, as well as her sister Beatrice 

‘He’s also one of the nicest people so I’m truly honoured and very grateful to have him there and help us on The Anti-Slavery Collective’s mission.’

Eugenie, the second child of the Duke and Duchess of York, said she had been motivated to set up the charity, which aims to end modern slavery by the humanitarian work of her mother, Sarah Ferguson

‘My mum does a lot of charity work and always raised my sister and I to give back,’ Princess Eugenie said.

The Royal, who now lives in Portugal with her husband Jack Brooksbank and their two sons, said that a trip to Calcutta with her mother and Julia in 2012 had sown the seeds for the Anti-Slavery Collective.

‘We went to Calcutta to visit Aloka Mitra, who founded The Women’s Interlink Foundation,’ she recalled.

The York trio looked elegant for the winter gala and  donned glamorous black frocks for the occasion 

Princess Beatrice and British entrepreneur Poppy Jamie (right) put on a glamorous display together 

James Blunt, Princess Eugenie of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Sofia Blunt and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (L to R) huddled together for a group shot

James Blunt, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Sofia Blunt and Sarah Ferguson (L to R) smiled for the cameras 

‘Aloka is an amazing woman who rescued girls from the streets, housed them and taught them how to print on fabrics.

‘During that trip to India, Jules and I were so shocked by what we’d discovered about modern slavery, when we returned to the UK we learned as much about it as we could, met with anyone who would listen to us, visited safe houses and talked to survivors.’

The charity’s mission is to raise awareness of the 50million people around the globe who are currently trapped in modern slavery.

‘I was 21 when I first learned about modern slavery. I don’t want people to get to the same age without being educated about the realities,’ the Royal said.

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