She welcomed her first child, August Brooksbank, in February this year, and it looks like Princess Eugenie is getting back into the swing of socialising after keeping a low profile in the early months of motherhood.
The royal, 31, celebrated her third wedding anniversary with husband Jack Brooksbank earlier this week and was seen leaving Oswald’s private members club in Mayfair with her husband on the eve of the big day.
She hit the town again last night for another special occasion, joining her mother at China Tang restaurant to mark Fergie’s 62nd birthday.
Eugenie nailed smart casual for the outing sporting monochrome look in a long sleeveless black dress layered over a long-sleeved white top, teamed with on-trend white trainers.
Meanwhile, Fergie looked smart in a military inspired blazer and a knee-length black dress.
Princess Eugenie, 31, looked in great spirits as she left China Tang restaurant with her mother Sarah Ferguson after celebrating the Duchess of York’s 62nd birthday
Eugenie nailed smart casual for the outing sporting monochrome look in a long sleeveless black dress layered over a long-sleeved white top, teamed with on-trend white trainers
The Duchess of York added a hint of fun to her outfit, teaming her smart ensemble with a pair of loafers emblazoned with cat faces.
Mother and daughter looked in great spirits as they made their way home after dining out, linking arms as they made their way down the street.
Princess Beatrice, who recently welcomed her first daughter, Sienna with husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi, understandably missed out on the occasion.
But Eugenie and Fergie were all smiles and looked to be having a great night out.
New mother Princess Eugenie looked glowing as she linked arms with her mother Fergie after leaving China Tang – her second night on the town this week
A birthday treat? The Duchess was seen carrying a small box with a ribbon on top as she left the upmarket China Tang restaurant at The Dorchester
Eugenie clutched her phone as she made her way down the street and toted a bag emblazoned with the China Tang logo, no doubt containing some goodies to take home
And it looked like they took home some treats, with Fergie toting a small box in her hand, while Eugenie carried a bag emblazoned with the upmarket restaurant’s logo.
It’s believed Eugenie is still on maternity leave from her role at gallery Hauser & Wirth where she’s a director, but she’s been keeping busy with her philanthropic interests.
Earlier this week, she had an article published in Spear’s magazine, which she co-wrote with Clare Brook, CEO of the Blue Marine Foundation, calling for greater protection of the world’s oceans.
Girls night out! There was no sign of Princess Beatrice who recently gave birth to her first baby, but Eugenie was on hand to make sure their mother had a great birthday
Fresh-faced! The mother-of-one looked glowing and kept her make-up minimal and natural for the outing
Birthday treats! Fergie carried a decorative box as she made her way home from The Dorchester, and her red nails were on point too!
‘There is only one ocean. The challenges it faces are sadly man-made and most can be turned around if we act now. If we work together to protect it, the ocean will protect us – in perpetuity,’ she said.
However, it’s no doubt been a rocky week for the York family as Prince Andrew’s legal woes rumble on.
On Sunday the Met announced it would take no further action over accuser Virginia Roberts’s allegation that she was trafficked to London as a 17-year-old and forced to have sex with Andrew, after its officers reportedly spoke with her.
It will also take no further action over claims that financier Epstein groomed and abused other young women in Britain.
And a source close to the Duke told MailOnline: ‘It comes as no surprise that the Met Police have confirmed that, having reviewed the sex assault claims against The Duke for a third time, they are taking no further action.
‘Despite pressure from the media and claims of new evidence, the Met have concluded that the claims are not sufficient to warrant any further investigation. The Duke has always vigorously maintained his innocence and continues to do so.’
However, he is still facing a civil lawsuit in New York in which Miss Roberts – who lives in Australia and is known by her married name, Giuffre – also claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew at Epstein’s mansion in New York and on Little St James, his private island in the Caribbean.
Keeping it simple! Mother and daughter stepped out in flats, with Eugenie sporting on-trend white trainers, while Fergie wore fun loafers emblazoned with cat faces
Military chic! The Duchess wore a navy blazer with gold buttons over a simple black belted dress for her birthday outing
Family affair! Eugenie was on hand to celebrate with Fergie, but there was no sign of dad Prince Andrew or sister Princess Beatrice
She alleges she was ‘trafficked’ to London in March 2001, where she was photographed next to Andrew in Maxwell’s house.
Andrew has insisted he has ‘no recollection’ of meeting Miss Roberts and has repeatedly denied her account of events.
He told a 2019 Newsnight interview he was at a Pizza Express restaurant in Woking, Surrey, on the day they supposedly went dancing and had sex.
He has hired a team of well-known US lawyers to fight Miss Roberts’ civil claim in New York, where a preliminary hearing is due to be held next month.