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Princess Beatrice at the 2018 Met Gala

Princess Beatrice surprised royal fans across the globe with her debut appearance at the 2018 Met Gala. The Queen’s granddaughter donned a regal purple dress accessorised with a ‘heavenly’ headpiece. Who needs a tiara when you can have a halo? [Photo: Getty]

Princess Beatrice follows in Diana's Met Gala footsteps: A brief history of royals on the red carpet

Much to the surprise of self-confessed royal fans across the globe, Princess Beatrice joined the star-studded guest list at the 2018 Met Gala last night.

In an appropriately regal dress, the Queen’s granddaughter graced the now-famous steps (with a glitzy headpiece for a tiara upon her head).

But it’s not the first time a member of the British royal family has attended fashion’s most exclusive event.

Back in 1996, Princess Diana wore a cobalt blue dress by John Galliano for the Christian Dior-themed ceremony and undoubtedly stole the sartorial crown in the process.

Fast forward a decade or two and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge already have a series of red carpet events under their belt including their debut appearance at the 2017 BAFTA ceremony.

But who else has left Buckingham Palace for a night on the town?

From Queen Elizabeth II’s debut film screening to that time sisters Beatrice and Eugenie asked Leonardo DiCaprio for a picture (yup), take a look back at the royal family’s history on the red carpet.

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