Princess Beatrice in baby blue Claire Mischevani on first day of Royal Ascot

Yesterday was the beginning of Royal Ascot, and Princess Beatrice – a regular at this annual event – looked fabulous in a baby blue dress from Claire Mischevani and a hat by one of her favourite milliners, Juliette Botterill.

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The dress from Claire Mischevani was the label’s ‘Pale blue jacquard pleat dress’, costing £795. Featuring a jacquard fabric, long sleeves with structured shoulders, a fitted bodice and a box pleat at the centre of the skirt, which is also mirrored on the back; the skirt falls to the knee. You can also order the dress in other pastel shades.

We love this dress, which has something of a vintage vibe to it with the puckered shoulders and fit-and-flare shape.

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Claire Mischevani blue floral jacquard pleat dress

Claire Mischevani is a brand worn by other royal women, including Zara Tindall, most recently at the Royal Wedding last month, and Lady Gabriella Windsor at Trooping.

The hat came from one of the Princess’ favourite milliners: Juliette Botterill. Beatrice wore a style she owns in a bronze-tone, seen at Easter 2016. The saucer hat is made of pale blue sinamay to match her dress, and is trimmed with bows of varying shades of blue and curling feathers, with a knot detail at the base. The trim on this hat is slightly more restrained than the earlier one, with the curls being kept within the brim of the hat.

Beatrice wore her hair in loose curls, and you can just seen the thin headband holding the hat in place below.

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Princess Beatrice, Easter 2016

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We show a number of similar pieces that Juliette Botterill is currently offering.

Beatrice chose her Kurt Geiger ‘Britton’ heels, which are pointed toe, patent leather shoes, with an unusual gold pencil (cigarette) heel with cutaway where the shoe and heel meet; the heel measures 110mm, and probably aren’t the easiest for walking on grass…! These have long been in the Princess’ wardrobe, as well as in black patent and they cost £149. the Britton shoe comes in many colours, including red patent, burgundy patent, white, and slightly different styles, like d’orsay and one with a lower heel. Get a pair here.

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Kurt Geiger London Britton patent leather stiletos in nude

Her bag was an ivory clutch in a soft calf leather, which is rounded at the ends, and features piping detail, a vertical oblong fastening, with white panel and a short chain strap; this piece is from Italian label, Valextra, and is their ‘continental clutch bag’.

Below we show the one Beatrice used, with gold hardware. Note the card slots and wallet-like nature of the inside – quite handy, when most clutch bags are simply open pouches! It retails for £1,063, and you can get one here; the black version is available here.

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Valextra continental clutch, used by Princess Beatrice
Details of the Valextra continental clutch

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