Princess Beatrice’s wardrobe has received a shake-up over the past few months – and it’s all thanks to her two new stylists.
The royal, 30, has previously been criticised for her daring dress sense – including that bow hat she wore to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s wedding in 2011.
But while her trendy Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi boyfriend may be partly responsible, fashionistas Lady Emily Compton and her business partner Olivia Buckingham have been working hard behind the scenes.
The duo, who own a styling consultancy, have given Princess Beatrice’s wardrobe an overhaul and are the faces behind the royal’s most recent trendier outfits
Speaking to Vanity Fair, a source said: ‘Beatrice is thrilled with how it’s working out with her new stylists.’
‘She dresses herself for work and on a day-by-day basis, but they have been helping her with some more high profile events. The three of them have struck up a great friendship.’
Princess Beatrice, 30, opted for a stylish midi length blue dress and studded heels at day one of Royal Ascot in Berkshire on June 18. Pictured with Princess Eugenie
The royal wore a glamorous £370 navy dress from high-street store Self Portrait when she made her first royal appearance with her boyfriend Edoardo at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston on May 18
Princess Beatrice donned a £1345 baby pink, crepe long sleeved midi dress by Emilia Wickstead as she attended Trooping the Colour on June 9
For the evening reception, the royal changed into a green lace dress which featured daring sheer panel detail
The publication added: ‘According to friends, the pair might be called upon to style Beatrice for her own wedding.’
Photographer-turned-stylist Olivia Croucher Buckingham is a contributing editor to Hong Kong Tatler, and is just as likely to be seen gracing Bystander column of international editions of the magazine, attending glamorous events.
Former Tatler social editor Lady Emily Compton is the daughter of the Marquess of Northampton.
The pair chose Beatrice’s Royal Ascot look, where she looked the picture of elegance in a pretty powder blue complete with a trendy peter pan collared dress, which nipped in at the waist.
Beatrice has been receiving fashion advice from Olivia Buckingham (right) and her business partner Lady Emily Compton
And while the Duchess of Cambridge opted for an embellished ensemble by Elie Saab, the Queen’s granddaughter embraced lace with the belted dress by one of her favourite brands, Maje.
The shirt detail offered a chic aesthetic, along with the floral lace design that gave the dress a glamorous feel – and she completed the outfit with a tasseled wide-brimmed hat by Bundle MacLaren and a pair of nude pumps.
The stylists also put together Princess Beatrice of York’s Trooping the Colour outfit on June 8 – where she gave an expert lesson in colour blocking.
She opted for a baby pink, crepe long sleeved midi dress by Emilia Wickstead, which retails at £1395.
The Philip Treacy hat Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding in 2011 became one of the day’s most discussed, and remembered sartorial moments of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding
Beatrice arrived festooned with colourful butterflies at the wedding of Peter Phillips 30, to Autumn Kelly in 2008
The gown also gave a nod to the military theme of the day with a black brocade trim on the sleeves.
She teamed the dress with a beautiful black hat which featured a large white flower, perfectly finishing off the exquisite ensemble.
And when she made her first royal appearance with her boyfriend Edoardo at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston on May 18, she opted for an equally as glamorous £370 dress from high-street store Self Portrait.
She paired the outfit with a white fascinator, before changing into a green lace dress which featured sheer panel detail for the evening reception.
Her recent wardrobe is a far cry away from her previous fashion fails – including the towering pink headpiece that she wore to match her Valentino couture ensemble at Kate and William’s wedding.
The huge bow that sat on the top of her head sparked countless memes, which many likened to a pretzel, toilet seats and a Turkey Twizzler.
Beatrice also arrived festooned with colourful butterflies on her hat at the wedding of Peter Phillips 30, to Autumn Kelly in 2008, and an unusual creation number when attending church at Sandringham on Christmas Day 2005.
Princess Beatrice donned a striking purple creation as she attended church at Sandringham on Christmas Day 2005
Even Beatrice’s more understated creations still have an eye-catching edge. Pictured: Beatrice at Royal Ascot in 2016