By Lucy Buglass
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York were spotted at the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday (Tuesday).
- The Princesses were seen together in New York, to attend the high profile event.
- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was also in attendance.
- This follows royal news that Baby Archie makes first public appearance as Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan introduce him in South Africa.
During the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, a range of high level events, conferences, and meetings will take place. This year, it is held between 23rd – 27th of the month, but it is an annual event that takes place each September.
The theme for this year’s General Assembly is “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion".
According to the UN’s website, “The Assembly is empowered to make recommendations to States on international issues within its competence. It has also initiated actions—political, economic, humanitarian, social and legal—which have benefitted the lives of millions of people throughout the world.”
The sisters were spotted taking a selfie at the event to mark the big moment - which also showed Eugenie wearing a chic floral dress, and Beatrice a simple, sophisticated black dress.
It is not publicly known why the royal sisters were in attendance, but Princess Eugenie has co-founded an anti-slavery charity alongside friend Julia de Boinville called The Anti-Slavery Collective, so this could be one of the reasons.
The pair receives support from advisors Ross Warren and Caroline Haughey QC, and Princess Eugenie frequently attends events to raise awareness of important social issues.
According to a statement on the official website, the Anti-Slavery Collective : “[encourages] law enforcement agencies, policy makers, journalists, academics, NGO’s, companies, individuals, and survivors to collaborate and share ideas on how we can fight human trafficking.”
Recently, the official Anti-Slavery Collective account shared a statement from US department of State Honoured Roseline Eguabor, which read: “Inequality in the world is the major bane of human trafficking, a phenomenon that we all must stand against in order to liberate victims”.
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