Princess Beatrice takes a leaf out of Kate Middleton's style book with edgy dress at Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration

Princess Beatrice wore one of the Duchess of Cambridge's favorite dress brands to the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Princess Beatrice nails Kate Middleton's style with Vampire's Wife dress
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Princess Beatrice's outfit at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Wednesday looked notably similar to previous dresses worn by Kate Middleton - and no, it's not because she rifled through the duchess's wardrobe. 

Princess Beatrice has wowed royal fans with her style once again, emerging in a dress that wouldn't look out of place on fashion trailblazer Kate Middleton. 

The 33-year-old and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, stepped out last night to enjoy a charity preview of ‘A Gallop Through History’, marking their first joint appearance since visiting the Stockholm Palace together in April. 

The spectacle, which pays tribute to the Queen's reign in honor of her Platinum Jubilee, forms just one part of the monarch's favorite annual event, the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Its first official performance kicks off tonight (Thursday, May 12), with its finale taking place on Sunday, May 15. 

The 33-year-old looked every inch the royal fashionista during the occasion, arriving at Windsor Castle in a stunning floral dress by Vampire's Wife. With its floor-length hemline, elevated shoulders, and ruched sleeves, the £1375 ($1678) gown oozed drama and sophistication – making it the perfect choice for such a high-profile affair.

 Princess Beatrice completed the ensemble with silver, dangling earrings in the shape of feathers and a delicate silver bracelet watch, as well as a pair of black platform heels and a straightened hairdo. 

Edoardo, 38, looked equally glamorous in a black bow tie and velvet blazer worn over a white shirt. The couple's baby girl, Sienna, was seemingly left at home for the evening at the family's home of St. James's Palace in Westminster.  

The ladies of the Royal Family are no strangers to Vampire's Wife, with the brand's designs being worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on multiple occasions in the past. 

Kate Middleton wearing Vampire's Wife dresses on two separate occasions

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Founded by Susie Cave, the wife of Nick Cave, in 2014, the line is known for its sharp silhouettes, luxurious fabrics, and gothic vibes – oh, and its steep prices. Most of its dresses retail for over £1,000, with some of its most expensive frocks coming in at the plus £2k mark. 

The striking gowns are also known to split public opinion, with some folks loving their distinctive style and others recoiling at all the fussy details. Royal fans' reaction to Kate Middleton’s shimmering hot pink Vampire’s Wife dress, which she wore on her Belize tour in March, was a key example of the brand's divisive powers. While many fashion followers adored the opulence of the £2,500 ($3,049) design, others thought it was too glittery for the occasion at hand. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.