Princess Beatrice showed off her chic sense of style as she headed out for dinner in Mayfair with her friends on Thursday night.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 32, looked demure in a velvet black dress for a night out at The Connaught Hotel in central London.
The classy number featured a high neck and long sleeves as well as small flower detailing.
Lovely: Princess Beatrice showed off her chic sense of style as she headed out for dinner in Mayfair with her friends on Thursday night
She elongated her long legs with a pair of suede heeled boots and made sure to put safety first by donning a black face mask for the outing.
She had slung a matching black coat over her arm and carried all her essentials in a blue leather bag.
Princess Beatrice wore her raven tresses in loose waves over shoulders and opted for a natural makeup look.
Dinner out: The Queen’s granddaughter, 32, looked demure in a velvet black dress for a night out at The Connaught Hotel in central London
Demure: She elongated her long legs with a pair of suede heeled boots and made sure to put safety first by donning a black face mask for the outing
Earlier this week sources claimed that ‘doting stepmother’ Beatrice has put up ‘loads of pictures’ of husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s son in their home so he ‘feels like he has two families’.
Princess Beatrice became the first stepmother among the young generation of royals after marrying Edoardo, 36, in July.
The property tycoon shares a young son, three-year-old Christopher ‘Wolfie’ Woolf, with his glamorous former fiancée of three-and-a-half years, Dara Huang.
Night out: She had slung a matching black coat over her arm and carried all her essentials in a blue leather bag
Radiant: Princess Beatrice wore her Raven tresses in loose waves over shoulders and opted for a natural makeup look
There she goes: Beatrice looked lovely in the black dress which was cinched in at the waist
Insiders told The Telegraph‘s Camilla Tominey that the royal has been embracing her new role, saying: ‘Beatrice ensured there are loads of pictures of him up in their house, so he feels like he has two families, and they do get on well. She has instigated a lot of that, rather than Dara.’
Beatrice, who is ninth in line to the throne, and is a granddaughter of the Queen, is the only princess to marry someone with children and take on a stepchild.
Edo is said to enjoy an amicable relationship with Dara and prides himself on still being an active part of his son’s life.
Stepping out: Princess Beatrice looked chic and stylish in the dress as she stepped out for dinner
LBD: She showed off her long legs in black tights and a pair of black suede heeled boots
Gorgeous: Her blue bag added a pop of colour to her all-black ensemble
And sources have now revealed how Beatrice has thrown herself into the role of ‘doting stepmother’.
They claimed she has become a regular at collecting Wolfie from nursery and accompanying him home on his scooter.
Friends of the royal said she talks about the youngster ‘all the time’ and has warmly embraced him into her life.
Precautions: She made sure to keep her black face mask on at all times as she left the restaurant
Looking smart: The black dress was pulled in at the waist and had a flower design on it
Curfew: Princess Beatrice leaves The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair after enjoying dinner and drinks with a friend
They added that he is ‘super little’ and ‘extremely cute’, adding that Beatrice will always make Wolfie’s happiness ‘her number one priority’ even when she and Edo decide to have children themselves.
Meanwhile Camilla went on to say that Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who announced her pregnancy last week, will be keeping a ‘lower profile’ over the next few months as they prioritise family.
The royal sisters have faced a momentous 12 months over the last year, with Princess Beatrice’s wedding, Princess Eugenie’s pregnancy and their father Prince Andrew stepping down from royal duty.
Smart: She looked relaxed as she left the venue on her own on Thursday night after the dinner
Classy: Princess Beatrice was enjoying some time off from her work commitments on Thursday in London
Stepping out: She made her way out of the The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair alone after her meal