Princess Beatrice is showing off a very different side in a couple of sizzling new glamour shots shared to Instagram.
Posing for UK magazine Chaos SixtyNine, the royal appears like never before in a dramatic black and white portrait, and in an artistic, and sensual, portrait of only her mouth.
Shared by the photographer Phil Poynter earlier this month, the photos were actually snapped back in 2017, before her engagement to fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The first image has been praised as a ‘stunning’ snap of the royal, with her voluminous hair framing her face, cast into relief by dramatic lighting that shows off her dramatic cheekbones.
Many couldn’t get past her gorgeous eyes, highlighted by jaw-dropping makeup commenting that the royal looked ‘incredible’.
“Wow!” one woman wrote. “She is beautiful! A real-life Princess!!!”
“Really beautiful,” another agreed. “True English Rose!”
“Love it,” one person wrote. “She has beautiful expressive eyes.”
HRH Princess Beatrice of York #ChaosSixtyNine #Chaos69 Chaos SixtyNine Co-Editor in Chief: Charlotte Stockdale @chaossixtynine @chaos @stockdale.charlotte Chaos SixtyNine Co-Editor in Chief: Katie Lyall @chaossixtynine @chaos @katielyall Photographer: Phil Poynter #philpoynter @serlinassociates Lips: HRH Princess Beatrice of York #princessbeatrice @theroyalfamily Make-Up: Pat McGrath Labs @patmcgrathreal #patmcgrath #royalfamily
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The second image was a slightly different angle of the princess, just showing her mouth made up by legendary British makeup artist Pat McGrath who has her own cosmetic line, and has worked with stars from the Kardashians to Naomi Campbell.
Her lips covered in ruby-red sparkles and left agape for a stunning effect, the shot had plenty gobsmacked at the brand new look for the royal.
“Gorgeous,” one wrote.
“Brilliant picture,” another wrote.
One, however, wondered if the photo betrayed a double standard in the royal family and the press coverage of their various exploits.
“If Meghan Markle had allowed a photo like this of her mouth...everyone would be calling her all sorts of nasty things,” one woman argued. “Double standard.”
The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Beatrice has weathered a tumultuous 12 months which saw her nuptials delayed over the coronavirus pandemic, the royal forced to announce the cancellation back in April after trying to reschedule.
Beatrice watches as Prince Andrew embroiled in Jeffery Epstein trial
The daughter of Prince Andrew of York and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, Beatrice has also had to watch as her father became embroiled in the Jeffery Epstein sex crimes scandal.
The Prince has been accused by Virginia Giuffre (formerly Virginia Roberts) of forcing her to have sex with him when she was 17 after she was trafficked to have sex with Epstein and his friends.
Giuffre has alleged in court papers that she and Andrew had sex three times “including one orgy” at Epstein’s house, and also on his private island in the Caribbean. Andrew was first named in US court documents in 2015.
Another woman, Johanna Sjoberg, claimed that Andrew touched her breast while she was sitting on a couch at Epstein’s home in 2001.
Prince Andrew has denied the accusations, a Buckingham Palace statement reading: “It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”
The Prince has since been embroiled in a public row with US authorities who are calling for his assistance in the trial and humiliated after a ‘train-wreck’ interview with the BBC over the alleged incidents.
The interview went south as Andrew claimed he had ‘no recollection’ of a famous photo of himself with Virginia Roberts and Epstien’s associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who he said introduced the pair, who was this week arrested on charges relating to Epstien’s crimes.
Prince Andrew also said he did not regret being friends with Epstein - who killed himself in prison while awaiting trial for sexual offences.
He stepped back from royal duties in November last year.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also sensationally left their senior royal roles in January, moving to LA where they are now seeing out the pandemic with their son Archie.