Phoebe Gates is enjoying time in London with her mother and her boyfriend after facing a barrage of racist online abuse over their relationship.
The 19-year-old, who is the daughter of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his ex-wife, Melinda French Gates, took to Instagram Stories to share photos from their weekend together, including a sweet image of the mystery man chatting with her mom.
Phoebe posted a snapshot of herself cuddled up next to her beau at dinner on Sunday evening, writing: ‘Love having you here with me [heart emoji].’
Phoebe Gates, 19, has been enjoying time in London with her boyfriend (pictured) and her mother, Melinda French Gates
The Stanford University student took to Instagram Stories on Sunday to share photos from their weekend, including a sweet snapshot of herself posing with her mom at lunch
The Stanford University student was dressed to impress in a $2,170 hand embroidered mini dress from the Annie’s x Clio Peppiatt capsule collection.
Inspired by Victorian fairytale illustrations, the sparkly midnight blue frock features a whimsical scene of gold beaded fairies dancing under the moon.
‘Thank you for making me feel like a butterfly. Dress and alterations by @cliopeppiatt @anniesibiza,’ she captioned two photos of herself striking a pose in the dress.
Phoebe also documented their adventures from earlier in the day, sharing footage of her 57-year-old mother walking in front of her in a crisp white button-up dress with a tiered pleated skirt.
Another image from the day showed Phoebe’s boyfriend sitting in a park, chatting with her mother, who was listening intently to him with a smile on her face
Phoebe posted footage of her mother walking in front of her in a crisp white button-up dress, writing: ‘Who let this pretty lady foam the streets of London’
‘Who let this pretty lady roam the streets of London,’ she captioned the video.
The teen couldn’t resist posting a snapshot of their ‘stunning lunch view’
The mother and daughter posed for a photo together during lunch, and Phoebe matched her mom in white, though she opted for a sweetheart strapless frock.
‘Love you mama,’ the teen wrote in the on-screen text.
Another image from the day showed Phoebe’s boyfriend sitting in a park, chatting with her mother. Melinda seems to be a fan of her youngest daughter’s new man.
The mother of three could be seen listening intently to what her youngest daughter’s boyfriend was saying while Phoebe had her leg comfortably resting across his.
It’s unclear how long Phoebe has been staying with her mother in London, or when her boyfriend arrived in the UK.
On August 1, the college student posted a photo of herself drinking a glass of bubbly at Sketch restaurant and gallery in London. Unlike the US, the legal drinking age in the UK is 18, allowing her to imbibe.
Phoebe had a mini photo shoot on the terrace before heading to dinner on Sunday night
Phoebe was dressed in a $2,170 hand embroidered mini dress from the Annie’s x Clio Peppiatt capsule collection, which featured gold beaded fairies dancing under the moon
The college student showed off her outfit one last time after dinner, revealing that she borrowed her mom’s pink purse for the night
The following image showed her mother at the door, and she hinted in the caption that it was just the two of them that night.
‘Swipe to see my cute date,’ she wrote.
A few days later, Phoebe posted photos of herself posing outside of Peggy Porschen Cakes — a pastel pink bakery decorated with lush florals — in a $700 checked white and black leather and suede crop top and matching skirt set from Annie’s Ibiza.
Phoebe’s visit with her boyfriend in London come weeks after she first featured him on Instagram, seemingly making their romance social media official. However, she has yet to share his name or their relationship status.
On August 1, she posted a photo of herself drinking a glass of bubbly at Sketch restaurant and gallery in London. Unlike the US, the legal drinking age in the UK is 18, allowing her to imbibe
Phoebe also shared an image of her mother at the door, writing: Swipe to see my cute date’
A few days later, Phoebe posted photos of herself posing outside of Peggy Porschen Cakes, a pastel pink bakery in London that is decorated with lush florals
The picture showed him giving her a kiss on the cheek as she leaned toward him, a gesture many took to be a confirmation of their romance.
The image was swiftly reposted by multiple accounts on both Instagram and Twitter, with dozens of users making crude comments about the couple.
Online trolls insinuated that Phoebe’s boyfriend was using her for her family’s money and her father wouldn’t approve of their interracial relationship.
‘When Phoebe Gates’ boyfriend get added to the joint checking account,’ one person commented while sharing a video of a black man doing a celebratory dance.
Phoebe was dressed in a $700 checked white and black leather and suede crop top and matching skirt set from Annie’s Ibiza
Phoebe sat outside the bakery and crossed her legs to show off her funky ankle boots
Phoebe’s visit with her boyfriend in London come weeks after she first featured him on Instagram, prompting a barrage of racist online abuse over their relationship
Someone else tweeted a video of a black man waving a gun around while swerving his car across a road, writing: ‘Phoebe Gates and her boyfriend pulling up to Bill Gates’ house for Thanksgiving.’
‘Bill about to smash a vase against the wall,’ someone else added.
‘Now we know why Bill Gates been tellin’ his kids they ain’t gon inherit s**t,’ one person claimed, referring to the billionaire’s previous revelation that he will not leave the majority of his wealth to his children.
The philanthropist, who is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated net worth of $123.7 billion, announced at a TED conference in Canada in 2014 that he intends on leaving most of his fortune to his family’s foundation.
Phoebe ignored the vitriol and posted another romantic snapshot of herself with her boyfriend after online trolls crudely suggested he was just using her for her family’s money
Phoebe (pictured with her father, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in June) is due to start her sophomore year at Stanford University next month
Phoebe (pictured left) is the youngest child of Bill, 66, and his ex-wife, Melinda, 57. In addition to their daughters, Jennifer (center), 26, and Phoebe, they have a 23-year-old son, Rory (right)
But that hasn’t stopped social media users from making sordid suggestions about Phoebe’s rumored new romance, with several crudely urging the unnamed suitor to ‘get her pregnant’ while others claimed that he has ‘secured the bag.’
Phoebe ignored the vitriol and posted another romantic snapshot of herself with her boyfriend on her Instagram Stories.
The picture showed him kissing her on the cheek during an evening outing in London last month.
Melinda also shares an older daughter, Jennifer, 26, and a son, Rory, 23, with her ex-husband, but Phoebe’s other siblings haven’t been pictured with them in London.
Phoebe will likely be returning stateside in the next coming weeks as Stanford’s fall quarter starts on September 26.