Princess Beatrice visits Queen Mary University of London: royal looks stylish in £19 ASOS dress

Princess Beatrice has recently been appointed patron of the British Skin Foundation

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Princess Beatrice looked effortlessly stylish as she visited Queen Mary University of London on Tuesday.

The royal, 34, who has newly been appointed as patron of the British Skin Foundation, visited the Blizard Institute to see how scientists are tackling the UK’s rising skin cancer numbers.

She looked elegant in a £19 black and white midi dress which has since sold out from ASOS, teamed with a black blazer and boots.

The mother-of-one opted for minimal make-up and wore her hair straight with a slightly off-centre parting.

Princess Beatrice was seen wearing a lab coat as she explored the Centre For Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research with British Skin Foundation’s CEO, Matthew Patey.

There are at least 100,000 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually, and it is the most common form of cancer in the UK.

According to the QMUL website, The British Skin Foundation has a long history of funding skin cancer research at the university.

Princess Beatrice admitted that she feels “grateful” to become a patron of the British Skin Foundation.

“I am so pleased to be able to support the work of the British Skin Foundation. I have admired their work and research for many years, and they have helped so many people through the foundations pioneering efforts. I am grateful to be working with them, to learn as much as I can about their ground-breaking endeavours,” Princess Beatrice said.

Commenting on the patronage, CEO Matthew Patey said: “We very much welcome HRH Princess Beatrice’s involvement as our new Patron. 60% of British people currently suffer from, or have suffered with, a skin disease or skin cancer with many being physically or emotionally affected for life.

“HRH Princess Beatrice’s support will continue to bring an invaluable focus on the important work we do in trying to alleviate this suffering.”

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Princess Beatrice (Getty Images)

Princess Beatrice’s visit to the university is her first official public appearance of 2023 and comes after her sister Princess Eugenie announced that she is expecting her second child with her husband Jack Brooksbank.

The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York recently took to Instagram to reveal her happy baby news in a sweet snap shared with her almost 2 million followers.

Sharing a photo embracing her one-year-old son August, Princess Eugenie captioned the post writing: “We’re so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer.”