Princess Beatrice flies the flag of homegrown design in top-to-toe British fashion


Looking peachy! Princess Beatrice flies the flag of homegrown design in top-to-toe British fashion
Young royal wears celebrity favourites Roksanda Ilincic, Nicholas Kirkwood and Anya HindmarchDress sells for 885 on Net-A-Porter

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21:11 GMT, 28 June 2012

It may be the same pale shade of peach as the confusing Philip Treacy hat she wore to her cousin's wedding last year.

But the elegant, two-tone wool-crepe Roskanda Ilincic dress Princess Beatrice sported to the Britain Creates party in London last night hit all the notes her Royal Wedding headgear missed.

And by teaming the sophisticated long-sleeved frock – which sells for 885 on Net-A-Porter – with a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood's blue pattered platform heels and a pink sparkly clutch by Anya Hindmarch, Beatrice went all-out in supporting homegrown British designers.

Royal Blue: Princess Beatrice in a Roksanda Ilincic peach and blue dress, Nicholas Kirkwood patterned platform heels and an Anya Hindmarch glitter clutch

Peachy keen: Princess Beatrice and The Voice runner-up Bo Bruce both chose elegant peach dresses for the Britain Creates gala drinks at the Old Selfridges Hotel

Pretty as a peach: Princess Beatrice and singer Bo Bruce at the Britain Creates gala

Attending last night's party without her partner-in-crime Princess Eugenie, Beatrice, 23, wasted no time in buddying-up with Voice finalist Bo Bruce, who was wearing a similarly hued gown.

The Wiltshire singer is more than familiar with the young royal's aristocratic social circle since her father is David Brudenell-Bruce, Earl of Cardigan.

The Britain Creates 2012: Fashion & Art Collusion VIP Gala was held at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London.

Also in attendance were Australian
actress Holly Valance; The Script's Danny O'Donoghue, speculated to be
dating Bo; Florence (+ The Machine) Welch, looking dramatic in a
floor-length black dress by Julien Macdonald; TV chef Gizzi Erskine; Jo Wood and daughter Leah; dapper designer Matthew Williamson and handbag queen Anya Hidmarch who was no doubt thrilled to see Beatrice enjoying her sparkly pink clutch.

Bea'n'Bo: The young royal and the Voice finalist catch up at the Old Selfridges Hotel

Pretty in pink: Princess Beatrice and singer Bo Bruce compare fashion notes over a glass of bubbly at the Britain Creates 2012: Fashion & Art Collusion

Bea'n'Bo: The girls catch up over a drink at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London

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Favourite colour: Beatrice plumped for a similarly peachy hue at Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29 last year

When it works….and when it doesn't: Princess Beatrice picks pale pink Erdem at Ascot, left, and an elaborate Philip Treacy hat for the Royal Wedding in 2011, right

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