Zara Tindall looked effortlessly elegant on Wednesday evening as she joined her cousin Princess Eugenie at her slavery charity’s first ever winter gala.
The royal, 42, who is the daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, was the picture of sophistication in a modest gown, which matched Eugenie’s in glamour.
Mother-of-three Zara looked sensational in the black shirt dress with tie belt, statement sleeves and wore her blonde locks in an updo at the Battersea Arts Centre.
She was also spotted alongside Theresa May, Julia de Boinwille, Natalie Pinkham inside the swanky gathering.
Eugenie co-founded the Anti-Slavery Collective in 2017 with her friend Julia.
Zara Tindall looked effortlessly elegant on Wednesday evening as she joined her cousin Princess Eugenie at her slavery charity’s first ever winter gala
The royal, 42, who is the daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, was the picture of sophistication in a modest gown
Zara wore a belted shirt dress with gold embroidery by Australian designer Rebecca Vallance
She was joined by her mother Sarah Ferguson and older sister Princess Beatrice, who all brought a touch of glamour and royalty to the London venue.
Singer Ed Sheeran was among the guests at the glitzy event, as well as James Blunt – and even Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas made an appearance.
Speaking ahead of the event at Battersea Arts Centre Eugenie, 33, praised Ed Sheeran for his involvement, saying: ‘It’s the most insane thing. Ed is game changer and an entertainer of a generation, so I’m absolutely lost of words that he’s coming.
‘He’s also one of the nicest people so I’m truly honoured and very grateful to have him there and help us on The Anti-Slavery Collective’s mission.’
Eugenie, the second child of the Duke and Duchess of York, said she had been motivated to set up the charity, which aims to end modern slavery by the humanitarian work of her mother, Sarah Ferguson
‘My mum does a lot of charity work and always raised my sister and I to give back,’ Princess Eugenie said.
The Royal, who now lives in Portugal with her husband Jack Brooksbank and their two sons, said that a trip to Calcutta with her mother and Julia in 2012 had sown the seeds for the Anti-Slavery Collective.
‘We went to Calcutta to visit Aloka Mitra, who founded The Women’s Interlink Foundation,’ she recalled.
Mother-of-three Zara looked sensational in the black shirt dress with tie belt, statement sleeves and wore her blonde locks in an updo (pictured with Natalie Pinkham)
She was also spotted alongside Theresa May, Julia de Boinwille, Natalie Pinkham inside the swanky gathering
Princess Eugenie’s cousin Zara (right) and close friend of the family Natalie Pinkham
The royal cousins looked elegant in their floor-length black frocks as they arrived at the Winter Gala
Zara was seated next to close friend Natalie Pinkham who looked equally striking in a one-shoulder red satin gown
She was also seated with musician James Blunt and actress and model Cressida Bonas
Zara wore her blond hair swept back in an elegant chignon for the black-tie event
Zara was among the famous faces seen at London’s exclusive Chiltern Firehouse later on in the evening
Wrapped up in a fur stole, Zara was seen leaving Chiltern Firehouse with close family friend Natalie Pinkham
‘Aloka is an amazing woman who rescued girls from the streets, housed them and taught them how to print on fabrics.
‘During that trip to India, Jules and I were so shocked by what we’d discovered about modern slavery, when we returned to the UK we learned as much about it as we could, met with anyone who would listen to us, visited safe houses and talked to survivors.’
Earlier this month Zara, who is married to rugby player Mike Tindall, enjoyed a trip to the Cheltenham races.
Clutching a leather handbag and in blue suede boots, the niece of King Charles was the picture of sartorial prowess for the day out.
The Olympian is often spotted both watching and competing in equestrian events.
The royal is an international equestrian competitor, having garnered a gold medal at the European Eventing Championships in 2005 in addition to attaining a silver medal at the World Equestrian Games in 2006.
Zara previously won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics as part of the Great Britain Eventing Team.
The mother-of-three was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year and has been nicknamed the Royal Olympian.
The York women looked the image of each other as they stood side-by-side, with Fergie and Beatrice coming out to support Eugenie
The York ladies looked chic in black frocks as they attended the Anti Slavery Collective’s inaugural Winter Gala at Battersea Arts Centre in south London this evening
Post source: Daily mail