While hats were the accessory that stole the show at St Paul’s today, Princess Eugenie turned heads with a new adornment in the form of a small tattoo behind her right ear.
The royal, 32, wore her hair in a half ponytail as she attended the Service of Thanksgiving for her grandmother the Queen, with her locks swept back behind her ears to reveal the discreet inking.
It is unknown when Eugenie, who attended the service for the Queen with her husband Jack Brooksbank, 36, acquired 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 Queen Victoria’s son Prince Albert got an inking of a Jerusalem Cross during a visit to the Holy Land in 1862.
His sons Prince George, Duke of York and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, followed in his footsteps 20 years later, going under the needle in Japan.
Princess Eugenie, 32, sported a neat hairdo at St Paul’s this morning, which revealed a black circle on the back of her left ear
The mother-of-one looked stunning in a £1,503 orange dress from Emilia Wickstead as she walked to the Cathedral for the service held in honor of the Queen and her Platinum Jubilee
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Eugenie looked stunning in a £1,503 orange dress from Emilia Wickstead as she walked to the Cathedral for the service held in honor of the Queen and her Platinum Jubilee.
She paired it with a stylish black fascinator and slip-on black heels, as well as a black leather clutch.
Her sister Beatrice, 33, looked as stylish in a blue number from Beulah, with a fascinator of the same colour.
Princess Eugenie chose a vibrant orange dress with a black cocktail hat, while Beatrice was perfectly co-ordinated in shades of blue
Eugenie stepped on the stairs of the cathedrals in a pair of stylish black slip-ons heels, which matched the pretty hat she chose to wear today
Style sisters! Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice arrive at the Guildhall for a reception after the service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London
Jack Brooksbank and Edo Mapelli Mozzi both gallantly helped their wives up the stairs of the cathedrals. Eugenie wore black stilettos while Beatrice opted for baby blue ones
Lady Amelia Windsor, 26, is another royal who loves tattoos. She sports a visible one on her side of her 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 clavicle
The two mothers, who had left their respective children, August, 16 months, and Sienna, eight-months, at home, looked at a picture of unity.
Eugenie’s brown locks were neatly styled in a ponytail under a discreet black hat from Juliette Botterill.
Meanwhile, Beatrice’s strawberry blonde mane was styled in a similar to, under a fascinator that completely matched her dress.
The Queen did not attend the event after suffering from some ‘discomfort’ following yesterday’s Trooping the color celebrations, but members of the royal family came out en masse to celebrate her legacy at the central London cathedral.
The princesses’ father Prince Andrew announced last night he’d tested positive for Covid and did not attend the event today.
The stylish quartet! Older sister, dressed in blue, led the way with her husband dela Edo, while Eugenie, in orange, followed with Jack
Eugenie, Jack and Harry seemed to be in on the same joke as they were seen laughing 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
The Duke has been absent from public life since being cast out of the working monarchy and 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. The Duke has always strenuously denied the claims.
Before the Jubilee festivities, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby – who also now has Covid and had to pull out of the service – had suggested Andrew was ‘seeking to make amends’, adding: ‘I think that’s a very good thing.’
Andrew took a central role in escorting his mother to the Duke of Edinburgh memorial service in March.
It came as a surprise change to the planned arrangements – only weeks earlier he had been banished from royal public life and paid to settle his court case.
The move was taken as a sign of the monarch’s support for her son, and there were fears Andrew could use the Jubilee celebrations as another opportunity to place himself front and centre, amid reports he still believes there is a way back for him to public life .