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Princess Eugenie hosts meeting at the UN in New York

Bride-to-be Princess Eugenie has taken time out from her art gallery job and wedding plans for a very important meeting at the UN headquarters in New York. 

The royal, 28, hosted a meeting of key stakeholders on ending modern slavery around the world, and was joined by her proud sister Princes Beatrice at the important event. 

Eugenie looked smart for the occasion in a high necked floral dress, teamed with black court shoes with a studded detail. 

Meanwhile, her sister looked sharp in a long sleeved black dress with buttons at the shoulders, and wore her hair swept back in a neat updo, held in place by a slim copper hairband. 

The meeting provided Eugenie an opportunity to speak about her work as Director of the Anti-Slavery Collective, which she co-founded with Julia de Boinville in April 2018.  

Princess Eugenie was joined at UNHQ in New York by her sister Beatrice as she hosted a meeting on ending slavery 

The royal, 28, spoke at the meeting about her work as Director of the Anti-Slavery Collective

The royal, 28, spoke at the meeting about her work as Director of the Anti-Slavery Collective

Proud sibling! Eugenie's sister Beatrice was on hand to support her sister on the big day 

Proud sibling! Eugenie’s sister Beatrice was on hand to support her sister on the big day 

She was joined on the panel by Allison Trowbridge, a writer and social entrepreneur who campaigns against human trafficking and modern-day slavery

She first became interested in the issue during a trip to India with her mother Sarah Ferguson in 2013, where she learned about the work of the charity Women’s Interlink, which aims to improve the lives of vulnerable women and children. 

After the trip she became involved with several organisations working to combat modern slavery, including The Salvation Army.  

In 2016, she released a video highlighting the Salvation Army’s #askthequestion campaign which aims to stamp out modern slavery.

The York sisters were all smiles as they arrived for the event at UNHQ in New York 

The York sisters were all smiles as they arrived for the event at UNHQ in New York 

Eugenie opted for a high-necked floral dress, teamed with black studded heels while her sister kept it classic in a black dress with buttons at the shoulders 

Eugenie opted for a high-necked floral dress, teamed with black studded heels while her sister kept it classic in a black dress with buttons at the shoulders 

She was joined on the panel by Allison Trowbridge, a writer and social entrepreneur who campaigns against human trafficking and modern-day slavery

She was joined on the panel by Allison Trowbridge, a writer and social entrepreneur who campaigns against human trafficking and modern-day slavery

The princess took time out from her art gallery job and planning her October wedding to attend the prestigious meeting in New York 

The princess took time out from her art gallery job and planning her October wedding to attend the prestigious meeting in New York 

I’ve had the chance to see first-hand what The Salvation Army can do for victims of trafficking and modern slavery. 

‘This year I went to visit a safehouse and I was completely astonished by the work that they do and by the survivors who have come out of modern slavery.’ 

In addition to her charity work, the royal is also busy preparing for her wedding to long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in October. 

The royal hosted the meeting of key stakeholders to discuss issues surrounding modern day slavery 

The royal hosted the meeting of key stakeholders to discuss issues surrounding modern day slavery 

Passionate: Eugenie first became interested in the issue of modern slavery during a 2013 trip to  

Passionate: Eugenie first became interested in the issue of modern slavery during a 2013 trip to  

Last week, it was announced that 1,200 people will be welcomed into the grounds to witness the arrival of the congregation and the royal family, listen to a live broadcast of the service, and see the newlyweds depart after exchanging vows on October 12th.

It follows the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to invite members of the public to join in the celebration of their own wedding day at the same venue in May.

The bride and groom will also embark on a carriage ride on their big day, Buckingham Palace confirmed – just like Meghan and Harry did as millions around the world watched on television.

Smiling sisters! Beatrice and Eugenie looked in great spirits as they made their way to the meeting in New York 

Smiling sisters! Beatrice and Eugenie looked in great spirits as they made their way to the meeting in New York 

Dedicated to the cause: The princess has become devoted to campaigning to end slavery over the past few years 

Dedicated to the cause: The princess has become devoted to campaigning to end slavery over the past few years 

 

 



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