Taking style notes from Kate? Princess Anne cuts a glamorous figure in black opera gloves – weeks after Princess of Wales’ bold BAFTA look
The Princess of Wales delighted fashion fans when she stepped out in a pair of glamorous black opera gloves at this year’s BAFTAs.
And now it seems as though Princess Anne has turned to Kate Middleton for fashion inspiration for her latest engagement.
Last night, the royal, 72, pulled out all the stops to attend the International Financing Review Awards at The Grosvenor Hotel in her role as patron for Save the Children UK.
As guest of honour at the annual event, which has raised over £30m for the charity, the Princess Royal cut a glamorous figure in a glistening green gown with short sleeves.
The show-stopping dress features several embellished patterns running diagonally along the front as well as small slit in the side.
The Princess Royal, 72, cut a glamorous figure last night as she was pictured arriving at The Grosvenor Hotel in London for the International Financing Review Awards
Along with some black suede heels and a rectangular clutch with gold hardware, the Princess Royal finished off her glitzy ensemble with a pair of black velvet gloves.
Seemingly inspired by her nephew’s wife, Princess Anne’s gloves also finished just above her elbow – meaning most of her arm was covered as she braved the cold in the capital.
Last month, stylist Miranda Golder praised Kate Middleton’s ‘fashion forward’ look – which saw the mother-of-three pair her gloves with a recycled one-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown.
The expert labelled Kate Middleton’s bold monochrome outfit as a ‘confident’ showing from the Princess .
Speaking to the Mirror, Miranda said: ‘Since gaining the title of Princess of Wales, Kate’s style has evolved into something more refined and confident, as she takes on this new role with gusto, looking every inch our future Queen.
‘In comparison with previous BAFTA outfits, this look felt more grown up, even more polished and poised, showing us that Kate can take on whatever challenges the role throws at her.’
She added the statement monochrome look helped Kate stand out on the red carpet so members of the public could see her – which harks back to a style trait of the late Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II was known for dressing in outfits and colours that made her stand out in a crowd during public engagements, meaning royal fans and well-wishers who had gathered to catch a glimpse of her could spot her easily.
The Princess of Wales wore a similar pair of black opera gloves to attend the 2023 BAFTAs last month
Princess Anne’s gloves also went beyond her elbow and were made out of black velvet. The Princess Royal finished off her glitzy ensemble with a pair of black velvet gloves
As Kate appears to be taking a leaf out of the late monarch’s book, the stylist claimed she is aleady looking like a ‘future queen’.
Princess Anne attends the IFR Awards in central London, which honours individuals working in the baking and finance industries and also raises money for Save the Children UK.
The mother-of-three became the charity’s royal patron in 2017 – having served as their President from 1970.
After being announced as patron, the royal said: ‘I am proud of my long association with Save the Children, and I am honoured to succeed Her Majesty as its Patron. It is an organisation that embodies a spirit of compassion, openness and excellence. Its values are an inspiration; its achievements, a source of hope for millions of children.
‘From significantly reducing malnutrition in some of the poorest parts of Bangladesh to sheltering, feeding and vaccinating the young people affected by the devastating winds and rain of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and ensuring children in the UK leave primary school reading competently and able to fulfil their potential, their efforts to ensure that every child survives to live a happy, healthy life are outstanding.’
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