Princess Eugenie & Beatrice put on united-fronts with their husbands

I think it’s interesting that the York princesses really don’t bring their kids out to royal events… yet. I suspect it’s mostly because the kids are too young, but it will definitely be interesting to see if they keep August, Ernest and Sienna out of view for a while. There’s been one exception: Eugenie brought her son August to one Jubbly event last year and that’s about it. Now, Princess Beatrice has brought her stepson Wolfie to royal events in recent years, but Wolfie wasn’t with Beatrice and Edo for Christmas this year. Either that, or Wolfie didn’t feel like coming on the Christmas church walk this year, but I suspect this was probably Dara Huang’s year with Wolfie for Christmas.

These are photos of Beatrice and Eugenie in Sandringham on Christmas Day. Both were joined by their husbands – this is the first time in months (??) we’ve seen Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank together at an event. Jack is mostly based in Portugal these days – he’s got a fancy job at a luxury resort, but I think Eugenie splits her time between England and Portugal. Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi also put in an appearance.

King Charles has made these all-white family events a big centerpiece of his reign thus far. I wonder if it’s just as simple as saying that all of the Yorks and Tindalls are welcome, or whether he has to make some kind of special request that all family members put on a united front?

Also: that blind item about a royal couple splitting by February… lots of united fronts on display at Sandringham. Zara and Mike, Edo and Bea, Jack and Eugenie, Anne and Tim. Hm.

Photos courtesy of Cover Images.

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  1. equality says:

    I don’t think Jack is comfortable with being put on display. Is that Fergie in one of the pix?

    • Kristen from MA says:

      Yeah, Fergie was there with Andrew.

      I hate those stupid puffy headbands.

      • Jais says:

        Same. They perplex me. Guess it’s puffy headbands or silly little hats. Probably easier to just put on a headband. Wearing a head piece seems like a tradition in the UK. I’m guessing it’s not a rule but most do seem to wear one out of tradition.

      • Kelly says:

        Very Sloane Ranger, the 80s.

    • Nic919 says:

      Yes Fergie was there. She even made a few covers.

      • Pajala says:

        I thought it was a requirement that female royals have to wear some type of headpiece for any official function. Anyone?

  2. Lauren says:

    Kind of cute that Anne and Tim are wearing matching scarves.

    I’m still betting it’s Mike and Zara who are splitting.

    • Ameerah M says:

      It’s merch product placement. It’s the Princes of Wales scarf. You can buy it online. Charles started selling it to benefit the wool industry years ago. Sophie’s daughter is wearing it too.

      • BeanieBean says:

        OMG, really? Here’s an idea–Charles is that cheap, so this was his Christmas present to them.

    • Jan says:

      Not Zara and Mike, they’re both awful, Zara is more polished than uncouth Mike.
      No way is Mike hoping off that gravy chain.

    • WaterDragon says:

      I hope you are right, @Lauren. Mike is such a low-class creep, a disaster waiting to happen. He has always made my skin crawl. Even Zara deserves better.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Waterdragon – nah, Zara is just as big a piece of trash as her repulsive husband. I’ll never forget how she carried on and rolled her eyes during Bishop Curry’s speech at Harry and Meghan’s wedding. She and her bully of a husband deserve each other.

    • Barb Mill says:

      I saw pictures of Anne yesterday on twitter and I thought she had the best look but did not notice Tim had a matching scarf.

    • Cessily says:

      I think it’s the Tindalls also.. he was trying a little to hard. I doubt it would be his choice, she probably is just fed up he hasn’t exactly been discreet with his past affairs.

    • Scout says:

      I still think it is an outer circle royal couple who will split, maybe Sarah or Lady Helen Windsor.

      IF we are talking inner circle, then yes I would suspect Mike and Zara because Mike has been going on a lot of reality shows…..maybe to earn money?….preparing to lose access to the freebies he gets now that he is with Zara?

  3. Beverley says:

    The Left-Behind royals are so predictable. 🙄🙄🙄 What an unseasoned mess!

    • Geegee says:

      I want to know we’re the parker bowles invasion was. We’re they there and just didn’t go to church? The queen would never allow that? Were they not invited after all? Were they invited but then other royals raised a stink so charles backed down? What happened? I need to know.

      • Jais says:

        Yeah that was strange after it had been reported that they would attend. So were they never going to or did the wales protest?

      • SussexWatcher says:

        They were probably back at the castle raiding the crown jewels, art, and furniture while everyone was distracted at church.

      • Visa Diva says:

        If they were there they probably drove down and were win the church but not part of the walking group

  4. SAS says:

    I actually wish all the media would just post the Andrew pics front and centre to highlight how fucked up this family continues to be.

  5. Jan says:

    I look a Fergie and see a woman with no respect for herself.

    • Em says:

      She literally has no iota of shame, both her, Andrew and her children. I’d never be comfortable around a family that for over 30 years have continually treated my mother like trash

  6. Greter says:

    Bea just can’t dress. Never the right silhouette and shape, always weird things going on. Why do the sleeves look so weird and bulky? Also this blue isn’t her color. I kind of dig Anne‘s outfit and Zara chose a good coat for her.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      I’d like to see Bea head on. I can’t tell her silhouette walking with navy blue in the background. It appears that the women were told to wear navy blue or gray. With the Escort wearing a neutral, KHate stands out. It’s the only thing I can think of that she’s good out. Dressing to stand out no matter when or where, and looking at the photographers so that she can make anything into a KHate photo shoot.

  7. Em says:

    The entire york family are shameless tbh the only one that looks mildly uncomfortable is Jack, these people treated fergie like trash for over 30 years and the moment she gets an invite, she leaps forward like a dog given a bone. This is why they will forever hate Meghan because she won’t grovel or wait around to accept freebies.

    They all look a mess, mismatched bulky coats.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      “This is why they will forever hate Meghan because she won’t grovel or wait around to accept freebies.”

      ^^^ this part, all day.

    • Sheryl says:


    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      I wonder how much of Eugenie and Beatrice’s doing these kinds of things is about their Grandmother? As far as I can see, both couples go their own way, keep their kids out of the public eye, and only attend what I suspect are “command” performances. They do their own thing the rest of the time.

      I hope both couples continue to be financially independent of the brf, and continue building their lives to suit themselves.

  8. swaz says:

    Folks, this is what it looks like trying to save a dying institution 🙄🙄🙄

  9. Miranda says:

    Anne gets my best-dressed vote. Which is usually the case, honestly. Her style is generally more interesting and eclectic, yet so much more practical, than you see from other royal ladies — she’s not buying the same outfit in multiple colors or just slight variations. She has such an enviable vintage wardrobe, and I love that she does deep dives into it.

    • Teagirl says:

      And she’s the only one that wears gloves on a cold day.

    • Fawsia says:

      Ann and Margaret were very stylish in their heyday. They knew how to wear tiaras and those gorgeous diamond jewels. The current Queen consort and Kitty look tacky when they wear those diamond jewels. The jewels overwhelm them!

      • Miranda says:

        I went down the rabbit hole of the royal wedding dresses category on Wikipedia a while back, and I thought Margaret’s whole wedding look was so perfect, especially the way she styled the tiara with her veil. I totally agree that she and Anne knew/know how to wear all those jewels tastefully. I understand the impulses of Camilla and Kate to pile them on (I have a weakness for sparkly things myself!), but yeah, they usually look tacky. Especially Kate, with her penchant for wearing extravagant diamond earrings with daytime looks. With Camilla, I think her lack of any sort of regal bearing is part of the problem as well. And she can’t style her hair for a tiara to save her life!

        I was going to say that maybe it’s an issue with the married-ins, but of course Diana could wear as many jewels as she liked and would look flawless. I’m sure Meghan, had she stayed, could’ve made them look elegant and stylish as well, but you know they’d never let her get her hands on the really good stuff, anyway.

    • LRB says:

      Exactly my thoughts too… she doesn’t look slim she looks gaunt. Much though I despise the whole family and the way they treated H&M I would not wish ill health on her especially given she has such young child/children ( I have lost count a bit of who has which kids!!). Fergie looks a hot mess and so desperate it really is sad.

  10. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    I’ve noticed that Bea’s been looking a bit gaunt lately, a bit too thin in the face. I really dislike commenting on any woman’s physique but I’m finding it a bit worrisome, is anyone else noticing or am I way off base?

    • BeanieBean says:

      I noticed the same thing in these photos–her face & neck look very, very thin. Is this part of aging or something else?

    • Elizabeth says:

      I noticed at the Carol Concert. I am finding it concerning, as well.

    • Rnot says:

      I’ve thought that he would make her deeply unhappy from the first time I laid eyes on him. There’s something off. She’s stepped up her fashion game and lost a lot of weight but she looks so sad. I’m getting a Lord Snowden vibe.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Harla A Brazen Hussy, I don’t see what you see. You never know what people have said to others before you see them, so that could be what you’re picking up on? I have to say spending time with most of these people would make me grim.

      I don’t do this because it’s none of my business, but I wonder if she and Edo will be increasing their family?

    • Lisa R says:

      Perhaps Fergie and Bea are taking one of the new weight loss drugs. Whenever someone loses weight it looks weird because we are accustomed to their previous looks. In addition, their skin can be loose.

  11. aquarius64 says:

    The Windsors will never be united until they set things right with the Sussexes. Period. The “united” front is for Spare and Endgame taking the BRF down a lot of notches. Also a US court has ordered that Jeffrey Epstein’s client list gets released on Jan. 2. The Sandringham Stroll is really circling the wagons.

  12. Mary Pester says:

    I still say it’s zarah and the thug that will split up, but in saying that neither Beatrix or Eugene look particularly happy!

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Mary Pester, I wonder if they’re thinking about their Dad being named by Epstein’s list when it becomes public on January 2nd?

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        I always remember how one of the York girls wept openly in church when her father escorted the Queen to a service not too long ago. The RR tried to spin it as a reaction to relief or happiness or something, but it looked like concern to me.

  13. JoanCallamezzo says:

    I think it’s Mike and Zara splitting soon. Just from the photos there is tension between them. Could be Ed and Sophie though.

    • Museum Lady and the Law says:

      I thought the same. The only couples I saw that seemed indifferent to each other were the Tindalls and Ed and Sophie.
      It may mean nothing, but I felt like Mike was putting on a show at the church as they exited. When they went over to the crowd to greet them, he made a big deal of hanging on and hugging George. Was he trying to get into the Wales’ good graces?
      Apparently, it worked a bit because the papers this morning are referring to him as the brother William really needs.

  14. Skye says:

    This entire show is absurd. I do feel bad for the little Tindall girl – she looks terribly anxious/distressed in every picture. This family… ugh.

  15. Truthiness says:

    Missing on the united front: Lady Sarah Chatto was there with her two boys, but not her husband.

  16. Jack says:

    I’m wondering if it’s Anne and Tim. They’ve been living separate lives for a long time, and her mother is no longer alive to care or please.

  17. QuiteContrary says:

    The only separation I’m really rooting for is the separation of the British people from the hapless monarchy.

  18. Blithe says:

    Like many, I think Anne is the best dressed — by far. I’m in awe of her wardrobe stash.

    Zara’s outfit seems very similar to Meghan’s white Dior coat dress. (Jubilee?). If that’s intentional, that’s…interesting.

  19. Lee says:

    Yawn! So boring as usual

  20. bubblegum dreams says:

    There is no way that I would want to spend Christmas in cold weather. I grew up in a warm weather region and Christmas for me is always associated with days on the beach, warm weather, Santa Claus arriving in a red life jacket on a jetski wearing swim shorts, and bbq’s
    That being said, they all look so miserable and cold. Why would they think that Harry and Meghan would want to leave sunny California and their friends for that cold, miserable, snake pit.

  21. Burger says:

    Lord! Was there a family discount on those suede boots??

  22. Anonymous says:

    I know Kate has decided that blue is overall the Wales family theme colour but it’s just so bloody boring! Endless variations of those boys, Peg and Kate in shades of blue while Charlotte is sometimes allowed to stand out. It’s Christmas, did they all (well, most) have to be in blue AGAIN?