The Royals have united at a lavish family dinner ahead of tomorrow’s coronation at a luxurious private club.
Prince Andrew joined his children, the Tindalls, Princess Anne and her husband, the Kents and the Wessexes at Oswald’s Mayfair club, owned by British entrepreneur Robin Birley.
Birley also owns and runs 5 Hertford Street, where controversial couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their first date.
The longest-serving heir to the throne in British history will be crowned tomorrow at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony steeped in the majesty of his illustrious ancestors, but also embracing and highlighting the proud diversity of contemporary Britain.
At tomorrow’s coronation, 7,000 servicemen and women will accompany Their Majesties, making it the country’s largest ceremonial event since 1953.
Prince Andrew joined his children, the Tindalls, Princess Anne and her husband, the Kents and the Wessexes at Oswald’s Mayfair club, owned by British entrepreneur Robin Birley
Princess Eugenie wore a beautiful velvet dress when she arrived with her husband Jack Brooksbank
Her sister, Princess Beatrice, wore black strappy heels and a key pattern dress under a fitted charcoal blazer when she arrived alongside husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Zara and Mike Tindall arrived together. Zara also opted for velvet and went for a classy navy blue suit combination
Oswald’s is the most exclusive of London’s private members’ clubs, with the Queen Consort and Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie among those who frequent the venue.
Named after owner Robin Birley’s grandfather, it’s a club for both men and women – with a focus on wine.
The private members’ club is thought to be best for wine connoisseurs, where guests can store or purchase their own wine in-house before enjoying it in the ground-floor restaurant or small rear terrace.
Zara, 41, who arrived at exclusive Mayfair members club Oswald’s with her husband Mike Tindall, 44, opted for a striking navy blue blazer and trouser combination, paired with a light blue shirt.
Her cousin Princess Eugenie, 33, who is expecting her second child with husband Jack Brooksbank, who also attended the family celebration, seemingly took inspiration from Zara and donned an Asceno Velvet Athens robe, which cost £575.
They were joined by Princess Beatrice, 34, dressed in Louis Vuitton’s £2,900 chain-print asymmetrical long-sleeved dress, as well as other members of the royal family – including the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne.
Tomorrow they will attend the coronation at Westminster Abbey with King Charles, Queen Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales. The King, Kate and William attended a reception at Buckingham Palace this evening with foreign royals and world leaders.
The Princess Royal arrived with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence
Prince Edward wore a bright orange tie and light gray suit when he arrived in the rain
His wife Sophie Wessex wore a flowing dress with purple flowers and a frilled collar that reflected her violet toenails. She paired her sleek beige overcoat with her strappy heels
The couple’s children, James, Earl of Wessex, and Lady Louise Windsor, arrived with their parents
Also at the dinner at the luxury club were Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
Together with her husband, Eugenie, who already shares two-year-old August with Jack, she paired her glamorous red robe with black heels and a matching bag.
In consultation with his wife, Jack opted for a smart suit, a crisp white shirt and a red tie.
Beatrice, meanwhile, paired her designer dress with black heels and a matching blazer. She added a touch of glitter to her look with dazzling earrings.
Her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 39, with whom she shares year-old daughter Sienna, looked equally sophisticated in a navy blue suit and light blue tie.
Meanwhile, Zara – who arrived with her dapper husband Mike – paired her look with pumps and dazzling diamond earrings.
Elsewhere, Sophie, 58, and Prince Edward, 59, were joined by their children, James, Earl of Wessex, 15, and Lady Louise Windsor, 19.
Oswald’s attracts the likes of Dame Joan Collins, Priti Patel, David Beckham, the Earl of Snowdon, and it was here last year that Amber Heard was seen partying at the Supreme Court in Johnny Depp’s libel suit against a newspaper.
Prince William, who was spotted enjoying an evening with friends at the club in November, is also said to be a member of 61-year-old Etonian Birley’s secret member’s only club, 5 Hertford Street.
Joining costs £1,800 a year and members – reportedly Harry Styles, Margot Robbie, Mick Jagger and countless royals – must be recommended by a petitioner and a secondment officer.
Prince Andrew wore a crisp white shirt and a dark blue patterned tie
Princess Eugenie is heavily pregnant with her second child, expected later this summer
She arrived at the posh Mayfair club, which had a floral arch at the entrance to greet the royals
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, her sister Princess Beatrice’s husband, wore a charming light blue tie and navy blue suit
The ever-fashionable Princess Anne wore a pair of shiny black heels and a red, white and blue tie prior to the coronation
Lady Louise was a model of elegance as she wore an intricate paisley style dress as she walked ahead of her brother
In the summer of 2020, post-lockdown, Birley, known as the ‘King of Clubs’, spent millions of his own money trying to lure members back to his fashionable Mayfair nightclubs.
The mogul gifted every member of 5 Hertford Street and Oswald’s a free meal worth £500 – an offer that lasted until Christmas, with members allowed to bring as many guests as they wished.
It is believed that there are at least 3,000 members of the two clubs, so it could have cost Birley more than £1.5 million.
Robin, the son of Lady Annabel Goldsmith and the late club owner Mark Birley, opened 5 Hertford Street in 2012 and quickly became London’s most exclusive watering hole.
Set in a labyrinthine mansion, it is styled like a bohemian stately home and members pay around £2,500 a year.
Robin Birley bears facial scars from a tiger that attacked him at a family friend’s private zoo when he was just 12.
The businessman made headlines in 2019 after it was alleged that he was funding Boris Johnson’s campaign to become prime minister.