The Princess Royal, accompanied by her niece Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, had a splendid evening in the city. Princess Anne, aged 73, was attired in a stylish blue satin polka dot skirt suit as she officially inaugurated The OWO, which is the former Old War Office in Whitehall. This event marked the culmination of a six-year-long renovation effort.
Before unveiling a commemorative plaque, Princess Anne had a meeting with representatives from the Hinduja Group, who were the driving force behind this project.
Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice, aged 35, and property developer Edoardo, aged 39, enjoyed a romantic evening at the event. They posed for photographs on the grand marble staircase. Beatrice looked graceful in a floral Erdem dress complemented by a black blazer and matching heels. Her husband of three years wore a smart blue suit.
Recently, the couple celebrated their daughter Sienna's second birthday, and Edoardo shared a rare photograph of the little one.
The attendees of The OWO's inauguration were treated to special live performances by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and renowned composer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.
During the summer, the architectural landmark became accessible to the public for the first time. It includes the United Kingdom's inaugural Raffles Hotel, developed in partnership with Thierry Despont, a designer from New York.
Additionally, there are 85 private residences, nine dining establishments, three spa facilities, and the debut of Guerlain's spa in London, as well as active wellness offerings provided by Pillar Wellbeing.
Earlier today, at Windsor Castle, the Princess Royal conducted an investiture ceremony, during which she awarded Lukasz Koczocik the Queen's Gallantry Medal for his role in confronting and subduing the Fishmongers' Hall terror attacker, Usman Khan, alongside three other men. Mr. Koczocik, aged 43, was part of the group that took brave action during the incident in November 2019.