Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire’s Wife to Wimbledon: cute or blah?

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi made it to Wimbledon this year. Apparently, they went two times in the second week, but they only sat in the Royal Box during one of those days. Their Royal Box appearance was on Friday, for the men’s semifinal between Cameron Norrie and Novak Djokovic. I’m not surprised that Bea and Edo went to that match, but I was surprised that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not. Norrie plays for Britain and this was the first semifinal appearance by a British man since Andy Murray in 2016. Anyway…

Bea and Edo sat with Princess Michael of Kent, and Bea seemed to be deep in conversation several times with that racist a–hole. Beatrice wore a “minidress” from The Vampire’s Wife, which is turning out to be a royal-favorite brand for Beatrice and Kate. I don’t really like it, but I just generally dislike the ruffle trend which seems to be everywhere these days. This piece retails for £585. She paired it with a bag from Zara.

Hello Magazine was the outlet which claimed that Bea and Edo were also at Wimbledon last Tuesday, but not in the Royal Box. There was a suggestion that they were perhaps seated in one of the seats set aside for brands and brand ambassadors, like Rolex. But… do Bea and Edo have relationships with Wimbledon sponsors? Very strange.

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  1. equality says:

    So they are in the royal box wearing hats? Weren’t there hundreds of articles complaining that Meghan just carried a hat into the royal box and wearing it wasn’t allowed?

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate had a hat on Saturday as well and it was twice the size of these hats which look to be Wimbledon issued and smaller.

      • Becks1 says:

        I was just going to say the same thing. Remember the criticism because she carried her hat in her hands??

    • Barb Mill says:

      I thought the same exact thing about Meghan wearing her panama hat to Wimbledon and all they did was complain.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I’m right there with you all, thinking so you CAN wear hats at Wimbledon. Huh. Whaddaya know?

    • Canada should leave the Commonwealth says:

      Nononono! Hats not allowed only if you are BIPOC. /s

  2. FancyPants says:

    Were the purple and green stripe hats being sold at the Wimbleton concession stand?

    • Kaiser says:

      Yes, those are the official Wimbledon hats sold on-site

    • Jais says:

      So Wimbledon sells hats, presumably to be worn during the game, but people said there was a rule that you couldn’t wear hats in the royal box???

  3. Elizabeth Phillips says:

    Does nothing for her.

  4. Chaine says:

    I like it a little better after seeing its full length in the last pic. From the waist up, though, it just looks very fussy, like an old lady blouse leftover from the eighties. The print plus the ruffles are just too much, just like back then. Why does no designer modernize this style with solid color or blocks of color.

    • Chic says:

      Can’t decide if it remind me of upholstery fabric at Calico Corners or Laura Ashley dresses from my childhood.

    • SpankyB says:

      It does look better full length, and I like that it’s short. The ruffle down the front is too much. I actually like the ruffle on the skirt and sleeves, and I’m not a ruffle kind of person. Refused to wear them in the 80’s, won’t wear them now.

      • L4Frimaire says:

        It’s ok. At least it’s not those obnoxious candy wrapper metallics they all seem to be into. I don’t like this brand or Allesandra Rich that the royal girls and Kate are into. These fussy retro ‘80s throwbacks they all seem to glom onto are very rich kept ladies looks. Reminds me of Ivana Trump ( the ex-wife) in her ‘80s heyday. Only thing missing is the helmet hair.

      • minx says:

        I wandered over to the Vampire’s Wife website. Those are some butt-ugly dresses.

      • Janet DR says:

        It does look better when you can see that it’s short @SpankyB! A lot better. But not a dress or print that I would pick if there were anything else available! 😂

  5. Geegee says:

    I thought they were not allowed to wear hats? Oh the scandal.

  6. Geegee says:

    Proof that the entire family is a bit racist is that they all continue to talk to that vicious old woman.

    • Amy Bee says:

      William told us that they’re not a racist family. You’d think that after the initial outrage Princess Michael caused when she wore that racist brooch to meet Meghan that the rest of the family would be extra careful to not be racist towards her and her children but they couldn’t do it.

      • BeanieBean says:

        There’s no incentive for them to change. Their lives are not altered one bit for having been outed as racists (I think we all kind of knew that, anyway).

  7. Chloe says:

    I think the dress suits her very nice, although i am not a fan of the floral pattern.

  8. Nic919 says:

    William ducked out of the semi on Friday partway through to watch Norrie play. And it looks like Kate went over to watch Norrie once the Djokovic match finished because there are a few photos of her and William in court 1.

  9. Crowned Huntress says:

    It’s such a busy dress, the print alone should be enough to make it standout in a simple cut but they decided to add ruffles to the neck, bust, shoulders and elbows! It’s too much!
    I don’t think the colors do much for Beatrice, I wish she would use her hair as an accessory too. I find that she frequently leaves it out of her fashion equation and the final look often seems kinda a mess because of how it clashes with her hair color or style.

    Are there no personal shoppers or stylists in the UK?

    • minx says:

      You make a good point about Bea not using her hair as an accessory, she should. She needs someone to take her in hand and style her clothes, hair and accessories. She seems to want to be a “working” royal 🙄 so she could do herself some good by playing the style game.

  10. Amy Bee says:

    It’s an improvement over the previous Vampire’s Wife designs she’s worn. I’ll give her that.

  11. Stacy Dresden says:

    Is that princess michael of Kent? The raging old racist?

    • Chic says:

      You missed retired working royal. I guess with Serena out she could see white athletes play instead of her goats

  12. duchess of hazard says:

    Minus the ruffle, it’s a good silhouette for her, but the pattern is too busy. As if they took a Laura Ashley curtain and ran up a dress for sale.

  13. Merricat says:

    I’ve probably mentioned this before, but lord, I hate ruffles.

    • Lady D says:

      Not once in my life, working or otherwise have I worn something with ruffles. They, like polka dots, belong on children.

  14. MsIam says:

    I like dress, its cute on Bea. But the fabric pattern reminds me of a sofa slip cover.

  15. Athena says:

    I can’t get over the suit and tie requirement to watch a tennis match.

  16. Beach Dreams says:

    If it weren’t for the trademark hideous ruffles, this TVW dress would actually be pretty nice. It’s a good length and the floral pattern isn’t too bad.

  17. Esmerelda says:

    I like the dress a lot, the ruffles and the print make it very British.
    And I’m happy that Beatrice has found her style groove and she’s happy to be be out and about, being photographed – after years and years of cruel “ugly duckling” press.
    I don’t think she’s a model or an influencer or anything on that level, but I think she found that moment – as a lot of women do in their thirties – where she’s finally comfortable in her own body.

    No comment on princess Michael and her visor. Although I do wonder what she says about Edoardo behind closed doors, in my experience some Brits and Germans do not consider Italians “white enough”…

  18. Caitlin says:

    Princess Michael (what is her real name anyway?) looks like she’s wearing a cover-up – what you’d wear over your bathing suit at the beach.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      I just looked it up because I was curious as well. Her real name is Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz. No wonder she goes by “Princess Michael” LOL.

  19. R20 says:

    The blue tunic “kurta” worn by the very racist Kent woman is lovely. Chances are, that it was made in India, you know, where the brown people they lorded over live.

  20. Kkat says:

    lol I thought it was a guy at first too!

  21. Teddy says:

    She carries it off but that’s not a flattering dress. The whole Vampire’s Wife aesthetic is baffling. It’s like a weird flex to deliberately wear something unattractive.

  22. Giddy says:

    I love how Bea and Eduardo are reacting with that same pursed-lip look. As for Princess Michael, she should be caged at home; horrible, hateful old bat.

  23. Kit says:

    These royals aren’t edgy enough to wear these kinda clothes’image this on Alexa Chung it would look fantastic or Poppy Delevingne !’ de Winsdor ladies just make them look poorly fitted and frumpy , those poor designers must be crying into their sewing machines !!.Edo looks always

    Bea please get on your scooter and get over to British Vogue !! My God girl, get to it !!

  24. Jaded says:

    I can’t stand this *ruffles* trend. I went looking for a casual summer dress the other day and everything was ruffles. I ended up ordering something from Amazon that was simple and sleek. Bea is hit or miss in her clothing — this is a miss.

    • BeanieBean says:

      A nice simple sleeveless shift dress for summer, that’s the ticket! Ruffles & high necks & tight waists are a no-go for me (well, I’m way over the target age for this brand but I would never have worn such a thing at any age), especially in the triple-digit weather we’ve been getting lately.

  25. TangerineTree says:

    Beatrice often seems to be at the periphery of people’s questionable behavior: her father’s interview, her whole family vacationing in that Swiss chalet, Edo abruptly leaving the mother of his child, now very publicly sitting and amiably chatting with a racist troll. I really don’t care what she is wearing.

    • Truthiness says:

      Many years back Kaiser wrote an article showing Bea had taken 17 vacations from work in maybe 9 months and it cost close to half a million dollars. Bea’s telling us who she is. Lately we’ve seen her at Ascot, Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the royal summer garden parties. Who pays for all these parties and bad ruffles? At least her fashion has improved since the days of her fallopian tubes hat.

    • SuzieQ says:

      100% @TangerineTree.
      Beatrice either doesn’t have backbone or good judgment. It’s the go-along-to-get-along people who enable bad behavior.

  26. Athena says:

    I didn’t want to say anything but I also through Beatrice was standing next to someone in transition. I was drawn to the hands.

    • Gigi lama says:

      So you’re insulting an old lady’s appearance by comparing her with transgender women right?

  27. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I’m not crazy about all of the ruffles, but I agree that the ruffles at the end of the sleeves and bottom of the dress are okay. The rest need to go. I like the length of this dress and the style looks good on Bea. At least she dressed for tennis (if you have to wear a dress). That picture of Bea and Edo in hats with the same expression on their faces is really good.

    When I caught sight of the three of them, my first thought (about P Michael) was, “is that the British version of a handmaiden?” That hat is really, really BAD!

    • BeanieBean says:

      It’s a visor, which is even worse than a fascinator as far as I’m concerned.

  28. tamsin says:

    I think Bea looks good and she has a very nice figure these days. Edo is a good accessory. Personally, I really dislike those vampire dresses. They are just too much of everything-ruffles, pattern, colour, sequins, etc.

  29. Ladiabla says:

    I think the dress is very cute on her, I like it, and she’s still young enough to wear it. I haven’t cared for the other vampire wive’s dresses I’ve seen on them. That’s shiny fabric’s a no from me.

  30. Daphne says:

    I think the vampires wife dresses are frumpy and try-hard. That one is foul.

  31. BeanieBean says:

    Vampire’s Wife reminds me of Beulah London–there’s one basic dress design & then they just make variations on it with fabric & length. These are clothing lines developed by women who aren’t really designers, but through connections are able to get these businesses off the ground & stay in business selling their single-dress variation to women in their social class.

    • Shoesnotblues says:

      The designer behind The Vampire’s Wife is Susie Cave, Nick Cave’s wife. And according to the website: “ former model and muse to the great British designers Vivienne Westwood, Bella Freud and Philip Treacy”. So well connected but no real design background.

    • Deering24 says:

      Beaniebean–that explains a lot of bad fashion in general. Thanks!

  32. L4Frimaire says:

    She really is a horrible person. Father was a Nazi SS officer and she is a shameless racist. Her position as a royal is the equivalent of the nosebleed seats, her husband doesn’t even have the title, but she had enough thirst and ambition to make them front and center through their grift and hustle. Maybe they “ retired” so they could keep their Russian friends on speed dial.

    • marci-m says:

      Her husband is Prince Michael of Kent.

    • CourtneyB says:

      I think they meant Michael doesn’t have the ducal title. His brother is Duke of Kent. That’s why she has to be known as Princess Michael. Otherwise she’s just Marie-Christine Kent.

  33. Robin Samuels says:

    Somehow I believe Bea is trying too hard to become part of the “Windsor in-crowd.” If she’s not careful, she’ll be the next Windsor scapegoat. Harry has begun dropping names, so that means back off. British tabloid will need a new victim; why not Bea and her Italian lover with Baby Mama Drama? If and when they come for her, I will have no comment. I believe we don’t see Eugenie as often at these events because her husband sees through the facade, and like Meghan, his response is, “What the hell!”

    • Tessa says:

      Edo seems to want to be seen at these events as does Beatrice I like jack and Eugenie better

  34. tamsin says:

    I’ll just park this here since nobody seems Beatrice is worthy of her own fashion blog. I think Beatrice is becoming one of the best dressed royals if her recent public appearances are anything to go by. I Just saw in a beautiful white suit with a jacket nipped in at the waist and palazzo pants. She looked really lovely. I think she has been wearing her clothes very well, regardless of whether or not some of us love the English penchant for floral fabrications.

  35. KHeatherC says:

    All in all I don’t like anything The Vanpire’s Wife collections have to offer. But in the end, Bea wears them better than Kate.

  36. Likeyoucare says:

    Aaaa Bea, you still thinking to be a working royal.

    Is this a casting or behind the door bargain between the racist kent and her father andrew?
    Both kent and andrew trying to sert themselve in to the royals grace. Their money must be drying up with the sudden retirement.