Princess Beatrice has been quite the royal social butterfly this month as she refuses to hide away amid her father’s sex abuse scandal – with the mother-of-one attending Glastonbury, the Royal Ascot and a summer ball in a matter of weeks.
The royal was snapped soaking up the atmosphere at Glastonbury over the weekend as she walked alongside her Italian beau, while last week she also attended the National Gallery’s summer party.
And it’s far from the first time the notoriously-private royal has been spotted out and about on the social scene this summer – with Beatrice also snapped visiting exclusive members clubs in the city to catch up with friends and spend time with Edoardo.
On many of her appearances, the mother-of-one has appeared much like any 30-something, as opposed to the Queen’s granddaughter – strolling casually through Glastonbury and beaming widely as she posed at Ascot.
The move appears to be a distancing of Beatrice from her father, as she settles into a royal life without Prince Andrew in a public role in The Firm.
It comes after a difficult period for Beatrice, who royal commentators have previously said has been ‘devastated’ by accusations by Virginia Giuffre that the Duke of York sexually assaulted her. Prince Andrew has categorically denied the accusations.
Beatrice’s father Andrew stepped down from public duties in 2019 and earlier this year paid millions out of court to settle a civil sexual assault case.
Princess Beatrice has been quite the royal social butterfly this month – attending Glastonbury, the Royal Ascot and a summer ball (pictured) within the space of a few weeks
The 33-year-old has been snapped out-and-about on the London social scene, attending a number of private members clubs (left) as well as Glastonbury (right)
The mother-of-one, who has previously been seen as rather private, has become a regular on nights out in the capital (pictured, after visiting Oswald’s Members Club)
The mother-of-one, who welcomed her daughter Sienna in September 2021, has previously been seen as rather private, having had a surprise secret wedding on 17 July 2020, and reportedly held a ‘private christening’ for her daughter earlier this month.
However this month, she has been spotted at a number of social events across the country.
At the start of June, she attended a high number of events marking the Queen’s Jubilee, stepping out alongside her sister Princess Eugenie, with whom she has a close relationship, and their husbands Edoardo and Jack Brooksbank.
As well as Trooping the Colour, the royal attended the Service of Thanksgiving, Platinum Jubilee concert and Platinum Jubilee pageant.
The mother-of-one attended three days of the Royal Ascot with her husband Edoardo this year, alongside a number of other royals (left and right)
The 33-year-old was the only York to attend the event this year, with Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson and Eugenie staying away from the Royal Ascot
Meanwhile she also joined Eugenie at day events during the weekend of celebrations – attending the Big Jubilee Lunch organised by Westminster Council.
Beatrice’s packed June diary: How the royal made near non-stop appearances at exclusive nightclubs, music festivals and royal events
2 June – Trooping the Colour
3 June – Service of Thanksgiving, Night out at Maison Estelle
4 June – Platinum Party At The Palace
5 June – Big Jubilee Lunch, Platinum Pageant
13 June – Evening out at exclusive members club Oswald’s
14 June – Day one of Royal Ascot
15 June – Day two of Royal Ascot
18 June – Day three of Royal Ascot
23 June – Summer ball at National Gallery
24 June – Spotted at Glastonbury
26 June – Seen on another day of Glastonbury
However she made space in her diary for some time with her husband Edoardo, visiting private members club Maison Estelle for the evening.
Private member’s club Maison Estelle is the latest hotspot from hospitality group the Ennismore, and attendees since it opened have included Angelina Jolie and Idris Elba.
It’s not the only private members club the royal is a member of – with the mother-of-one also spending the night at Oswalds this month.
Beatrice was then joined by Edoardo at three days of the Royal Ascot, before they attended the National Gallery’s Summer party.
The royal donned a £3,950 sparkling floor-length white gown from Markarian for the event, the theme of which was the Alchemist’s Feast.
Alongside her spectacular frock, which had a contrasting black belt, Beatrice wore her long red tresses in loose curls, held back by a black hair band to show off her diamond Chopard earrings.
She finished the ensemble with a polished make-up look, wearing dark eyeliner, and a glossy pink lip.
And earlier this week, she was snapped as she attended several days of Glastonbury with Edoardo.
It hasn’t just been this month the royal has been filling her social calendar.
Earlier this spring, she attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace as one of a host of royals who were standing in for the Queen, 96, who has bowed out of this year’s garden parties amid ongoing mobility issues.
She also visited the Chelsea Flower Show alongside Edo and the Royal Windsor Horse Show for a Platinum Jubilee celebration last month, while in April she joined members of the Swedish royal family in Stockholm to attend the World Dyslexia Assembly Sweden.
At the start of June, she attended a high number of events marking the Queen’s Jubilee, stepping out alongside her sister Princess Eugenie, with whom she has a close relationship
Over the weekend, Beatrice donned a £3,950 sparkling floor-length white gown from Markarian for the event, the theme of which was the Alchemist’s Feast
The period comes after a difficult year for Beatrice – who was reportedly devastated by her father Prince Andrew’s ongoing sex abuse scandal.
Beatrice and her mother Sarah Ferguson were said to have been among the key figures pressing Andrew to go ahead with the disastrous BBC interview in November 2019 about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
But the Princess, with the benefit of hindsight, was left mortified that she did not do more to stop the interview going ahead – and it also left her and younger sister Eugenie in a difficult position as members of the Royal Family.
It comes after Princess Beatrice publicly broke down in tears (right) as she caught sight of her father Prince Andrew walking the Queen to her seat (left) during the Service of Thanksgiving in memory of her grandfather Prince Philip
To the shock of many in the congregation, including, apparently, Beatrice, the shamed royal, 62, escorted his mother, 95, all the way down to her front-row position – in full view of the live broadcast cameras – after travelling with her from Windsor
One of the most infamous moments of the interview, which saw Andrew deny sleeping with then 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre, included how had spent the day in question with Beatrice at a Pizza Express in Woking.
In April, she broke down in sobs as she watched her father walking the Queen into Prince Philip’s memorial service.
At the time, royal expert Camilla Tominey noted in the Daily Telegraph: ‘The very personal nature of such a public commemoration hit home when Beatrice, 33, started sobbing upon sight of her grandmother and father, arm in arm, covering her tearful face with her order of service.’