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Old 04-27-2011, 10:11 PM
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Beatrice and Eugenie get into the Royal Wedding spirt with Union Jack flags as they leave the Queen's pre-wedding gala dinner

The world is waiting with bated breath to catch the first glimpse of Prince William and Kate Middleton today in what is undoubtedly the biggest wedding of the decade.
And it it's not only the public who are excited about the big day, as Princess Beatrice and sister Princess Eugenie showed last night.
Leaving London's Mandarin Oriental Hotel after the Queen's pre-wedding gala dinner, the sisters teamed their stunning long dresses with wide smiles and waved Union Jack flags for photographers.
Getting into the spirit: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie left London's Mandarin Oriental hotel after the Queen's pre-wedding dinner carrying Union Jack flags

Beatrice looked stunning as she arrived at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, central London
While Beatrice wore a white and silver sheath dress covered with sequins and tulle Rachel Gilbert fishtail dress, Eugenie stepped out in a stunning black asymmetric number.
The girls, the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, stole the show at the dinner that was held for royals from across Europe and the Middle East.

Full-length glamour: Eugenie opted for a black corseted gown which showed off her curves to perfection

Smiles all round: Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, waves for photographers as he arrives with daughter Princess Eugenie

Their father, the Duke of York, attended along with his sister, Princess Anne, and brother, the Earl of Wes***, Prince Edward.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall missed the dinner but attended a drinks reception beforehand.

One's here now: The Queen was fashionably late in a long lilac dress with silver swirls

Instead they dined at Clarence House, their official London home, with Princes William and Harry.
Less than a minute's drive away, Kate Middleton was with her family at the exclusive Goring Hotel in Belgravia.


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Royal guests arrived through the five-star hotel's back entrance, overlooking Hyde Park and hundreds of eager waiting fans.
Sophie, Countess of Wes***, accompanied by her husband, the Earl of Wes***, stunned the crowd with a red floor-length dress.

Couples night out: Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wes***, and Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall (right)

Prince Charles went along to the hotel but left before dinner so that he could eat with Princes William and Harry
The Queen was fashionably late in a long lilac dress with silver swirls and was met by Lady Anson, the evening's host and the Queen's cousin and was greeted with a kiss on both cheeks outside the hotel.
Earlier, the Princess Royal arrived by minibus along with Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Freddie Windsor and Lady Gabriella came in a separate coach.
Family portrait: Spain's Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia arrive for the dinner

Departure: The Queen and Prince Philip leave the Mandarin after their evening out

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, who will be getting married next later this year, also made an appearance, with Zara looking stunning in a gorgeous asymmetric black dress.
Other royal guests included Prince Pavlos of Greece and Princess Marie-Chantal, Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain, Queen Margarethe of Denmark, Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia and Princess Katherine, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, King Harald of Norway and Queen Sonia.

Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, left, and Princess Mathilde of Belgium and Prince Philip of Belgium

Regal waves: Britain's Princess Alexandra, left, and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and the Duke of Vastergotland, left, and Luxemburg's Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Teresa

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