While hats were the accessory that stole the show at St Paul’s today, Princess Eugenie turned heads with a new embellishment in the form of a small tattoo behind her right ear.
The 32-year-old royal wore her hair in a half ponytail as she attended Thanksgiving service for her grandmother the Queen, with her locks swept behind her ears to reveal the discreet ink.
It is not known when Eugenie, who attended the service for the Queen with husband Jack Brooksbank, 36, bought the new body art.
Tattoos are rare among members of the royal family, although Lady Amelia Windsor, granddaughter of the Duke of Kent, has a tiger on her back, and Prince Albert, son of Queen Victoria, was given a cross from Jerusalem while visiting the Holy Country in 1862.
His sons Prince George, Duke of York and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence followed in his footsteps 20 years later and went under the needle in Japan.
Princess Eugenie, 32, sported a neat haircut at St Paul’s this morning, showing a black circle on the back of her left ear
The mum of one looked stunning in a £1,503 orange Emilia Wickstead dress as she walked to the cathedral for the service in honor of the Queen and her platinum jubilee
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Eugenie looked stunning in a £1,503 orange Emilia Wickstead dress as she walked to the cathedral for the Queen’s service and her platinum jubilee.
She paired it with a stylish black fascinator and black slip-on heels, as well as a black leather clutch.
Her sister Beatrice, 33, looked equally stylish in a blue Beulah number, featuring a wizard of the same color.
Princess Eugenie opted for a vibrant orange dress with a black cocktail hat, while Beatrice matched perfectly in shades of blue
Eugenie stepped on the steps of the cathedrals in a pair of stylish black loafers to match the pretty hat she chose to wear today
Style sisters! Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice arrive at the Guildhall for a reception after the Thanksgiving Service for the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London
Jack Brooksbank and Edo Mapelli Mozzi both bravely helped their wives up the cathedral steps. Eugenie wore black stilettos while Beatrice chose baby blue
Lady Amelia Windsor, 26, is another royal who loves tattoos. She’s got a visible one by her side here (pictured in 2018 at the Serpentine Summer Party)
The royal, who is a model and a West London fashionista, also has a tiger tattooed on her collarbone
The two mothers, who had left their respective children, August, 16 months, and Sienna, eight months, at home, looked like a picture of unity.
Eugenie’s brown locks were neatly styled in a ponytail under a discreet black Juliette Botterill hat.
Meanwhile, Beatrice’s strawberry blonde mane was styled in a similar hood, under a fascinator that totally matched her dress.
The Queen did not attend the event after experiencing some ‘inconvenience’ following the celebration of Trooping the color yesterday, but members of the royal family came out in droves to celebrate her legacy at the cathedral in central London.
The princesses’ father, Prince Andrew, announced last night that he had tested positive for Covid and was not attending the event today.
A stylish quartet! Older sister, dressed in blue, led the way with her husband Edo, while Eugenie, in orange, followed with Jack
Eugenie, Jack and Harry seemed to be in the same joke as they laughed together after sitting down in the cathedral
Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi made a striking pair as they arrived before the service was due to start this morning
Absent from public life since being ousted from the working monarchy, the Duke no longer uses his HRH style after Virginia Giuffre, who was trafficked by Andrew’s friend Jeffrey Epstein, accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17. always vehemently denied the allegations.
Before the anniversary festivities, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Reverend Justin Welby – who now also has Covid and had to retire from service – had suggested Andrew ‘wanted to make it right’, adding: ‘I think that’s a very good thing .’
Andrew was instrumental in escorting his mother to the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service in March.
It came as a surprising change in the planned arrangements – just weeks earlier he had been banned from royal public life and paid to settle his lawsuit.
The move was taken as a sign of the monarch’s support for her son, and there were fears Andrew could use the anniversary celebration as another chance to put himself first, amid reports he still believes there is a way back is for him to public life.