Princess Beatrice wows in floral dress at Royal Ascot with husband as Queen pulls out of event

Princess Beatrice wows in floral dress at Royal Ascot with husband as Queen pulls out of event

Princess Beatrice wowed in a floral dress today as she attended Royal Ascot alongside her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, after the Queen pulled out of attending.

The 96 year old monarch has suffered with ongoing mobility issues in recent months, and today will mark the first time she has been absent from the annual horse racing event since she ascended the throne in 1952, except for when it was held privately in 2020 due to Covid.

Her Majesty was not present at much of the celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee, attending just two events and being represented at others by senior royals, including Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

It is believed that she will be watching the races from home, as her horse King's Lynn races in the King's Stand Stakes at 3.40pm.

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Her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, 33, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, looked fantastic as she stepped out in a semi-sheer white dress with flower motifs, cinched it in at the waist with a tan belt.

She opted for one a statement headpiece, which was adorned with pink bows and flowers, and she teamed the look with a tan bag and pale pink suede pointed court shoes.

Her husband of two years, Eduardo, matched his wife by pairing a pink tie with his three-piece suit, and wore a top hat atop his brown locks.

Also present at the horse racing event was Ulrika Jonsson, who showed off her arm tattoos in a black ruffled dress, and GMB presenter Charlotte Hawkins, who looked stunning in a pale blue dress with a statement collar.

Former Love Islander Dr Alex George was also seen at the races, looking dapper in a pale suit.

Princess Beatrice married her Italian husband in a private ceremony at All Saints Chapel, Windsor Great Park.

The Queen, now 96, the late Duke of Edinburgh, and Prince Andrew, 62, were at the small wedding which was attended by just 20 guests as it took place during the pandemic.

Beatrice gave birth to their daughter Sienna, her first child and Eduardo's second, in September 2021.

Beatrice was present at much of the celebrations for her grandmother a few weeks ago, including making an appearance at the Service of Thanksgiving held at St George's chapel on Friday 3 June.

Also in attendance at the service was her sister Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, as well as Beatrice and Eugenie's cousin, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle.

The Queen pulled out of attending the ceremony "with great reluctance" at the last minute, due to her mobility issues.

At the time, a spokesperson for the palace said: "The Queen greatly enjoyed today’s Birthday Parade and Flypast but did experience some discomfort.

"Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend."

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