Princess Eugenie was spotted visiting the hairdressers in West London on Friday, following the news that her sister Beatrice will get married in London.
The royal, 29, donned a chic printed shirt as she headed into Hari’s Hairdressers for a new brunette look.
On Friday it was reported that Princess Beatrice will not be following in her sister’s footsteps by tying the knot in Windsor, after Her Majesty The Queen invited her to host her wedding reception at Buckingham Palace.
Casual: Princess Eugenie was spotted visiting the hairdressers in West London on Friday, following the news that her sister Beatrice will get married in London
Eugenie looked effortlessly chic in skinny black jeans and an oversized printed shirt as she headed into the salon to transform her hairstyle.
She teamed the casual look with white trainers and a matching black coat as she enjoyed the low-key outing.
On Friday it was reported by The Daily Mail’s Richard Eden that The Queen has stepped in to give her beloved granddaughter Beatrice a huge morale boost following her father Andrew’s recent stepping down from royal duties.
Her Majesty has offered to hold Beatrice’s wedding reception at Buckingham Palace later this year.
Low-key: The royal donned a chic printed shirt as she headed into Hari’s Hairdressers for a new brunette look
Out and about: Eugenie was spotted visiting Hari’s Hairdressers in Chelsea, West London, following reports that her sister Beatrice will be tying the knot in London
One friend said: ‘Bea was delighted and very grateful to accept.
‘It was a really special gesture as it will be the first wedding celebration at Buckingham Palace since William and Catherine’s in 2011.’
All three subsequent royal weddings have been in Windsor. Beatrice’s sister Princess Eugenie tied the knot in 2018 at St George’s Chapel, with a reception at the castle.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had exchanged vows there earlier that year.
Sweet: On Friday it was reported by The Daily Mail’s Richard Eden that The Queen has offered to hold Beatrice’s wedding reception at Buckingham Palace later this year
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Kind: ‘It was a really special gesture as it will be the first wedding celebration at Buckingham Palace since William and Catherine’s in 2011,’ a friend said (the Queen pictured last month)
And Lady Gabriella Windsor married businessman Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel last year.
Beatrice’s wedding to property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will be held in Central London, but the location has still not been finalised.
Beatrice and Edoardo have many friends and the Chapel Royal or Queen’s Chapel would be too small.
The most likely choice was the Guards’ Chapel at Wellington Barracks, but that could be troublesome because the Duke of York’s role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards appears to be in doubt.
Exciting: This will be the first wedding celebration at Buckingham Palace since William and Catherine’s in 2011
The Daily Mail Diary disclosed last month Andrew would not appear with his regiment at Trooping the Colour in June after his catastrophic Newsnight interview.
A courtier said: ‘Her Majesty does not want Beatrice to suffer in any way from the troubles her father is enduring.’
It comes after a royal biographer claimed Beatrice and Eugenie will take on more prominent roles in The Firm after
Robert Lacey, who is the historical consultant for The Crown, said the sisters will ‘be brought forward’ because it’s ‘what the
Beatrice and Eugenie are not currently considered to be senior working royals, because they do not carry out duties full time on behalf of the Queen.
The royal biographer called it ‘a consequence’ of the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ decision that Princess Beatrice and Eugenie would step forward and be welcomed.
He added: ‘It’s what the family needs as it’s another 15 years before Prince George’s generation steps up.’
Robert went on to call it ‘ironic’ because Prince Harry mentioned his cousins as models for how he wants to live.
The sisters, who are ninth and tenth in line to the throne, both have full time jobs, and do not receive cheques from the Sovereign Grant, the government-supported fund that finances Queen Elizabeth II’s official duties.
Developments: Royal biographer Robert Lacey said Beatrice and Eugenie will take on more responsibility after Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle’s, 38, departure from royal life (pictured in June 2016)