Prince Andrew joins Princess Anne, Kents AND Wessexes for dinnerMay 6, 2023
The Houses unite! Prince Andrew joins his children, the Tindalls, Princess Anne, the Kents AND the Wessexes for massive family dinner in private club Oswald’s ahead of Charles’s coronation
- A slew of Royals had dinner together at Mayfair club Oswald’s on Friday evening
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The Royals have united at a massive family dinner ahead of the coronation tomorrow at a luxury private club.
Prince Andrew joined his children, the Tindalls, Princess Anne and her husband, the Kents and the Wessexes at Mayfair club Oswald’s, which is owned by British entrepreneur Robin Birley.
Birley also owns and runs 5 Hertford Street, which is where controversial couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their first date.
The longest-serving heir to the throne in British history will tomorrow be crowned at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony that is steeped in the majesty of his illustrious forebears – but also embraces and emphasises the proud diversity of modern-day Britain.
Tomorrow’s Coronation will see 7,000 servicemen and women accompanying Their Majesties, making it the country’s biggest ceremonial event since 1953.
Prince Andrew joined his children, the Tindalls, Princess Anne and her husband, the Kents and the Wessexes at Mayfair club Oswald’s, which is owned by British entrepreneur Robin Birley
Princess Eugenie wore a stunning velvet gown as she arrived with her husband Jack Brooksbank
Her sister Princess Beatrice wore strappy black heels, and a key-patterned dress underneath a trim charcoal blazer as she arrived beside husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Zara and Mike Tindall arrived together. Zara also opted for velvet, going 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 is a club for both men and women – with a focus on wine.
The private members’ club is thought to be the best for wine connoisseurs, where guests can either cellar their own wine, or buy in house, before enjoying them in the ground floor restaurant or on the small rear terrace.
Zara, 41, who arrived at exclusive Mayfair private members’ club Oswald’s alongside her husband Mike Tindall, 44, opted for a striking navy blazer and trouser combo, paired with a light blue shirt.
Her cousin, Princess Eugenie, 33, who is expecting her second child with husband Jack Brooksbank, who was also in attendance at the family occasion, seemingly took inspiration from Zara and donned an Asceno Velvet Athens Robe, costing £575.
They were joined alongside Princess Beatrice, 34, dressed in Louis Vuitton’s £2,900 chain print asymmetrical long-sleeved frock, as well as other Royal Family members – including the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne.
Tomorrow, they will join King Charles, Queen Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales at the coronation in Westminster Abbey. The King, Kate and William attended a Buckingham Palace reception this evening with foreign royals and world leaders.
The Princess Royal arrived with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence
Prince Edward was sporting a bright orange tie and a light grey suit as he arrived in the rain
His wife Sophie Wessex was wearing a billowing purple floral dress with a frilly collar that mirrored her violet toenails. She matched her sleek beige overcoat with her strappy heels
The couple’s children, James, Earl of Wessex, and Lady Louise Windsor, arrived alongside their parents
Also at the dinner at the luxury club were Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
Joined by her husband, Eugenie, who already shares two-year-old August with Jack, paired her glamorous red robe with black heels and a matching bag.
Coordinating with his wife, Jack opted for a smart suit, white crisp shirt and a red patterned tie.
Beatrice, meanwhile, teamed her designer dress with black heels and a matching blazer. She added a touch of glitz to her look with dazzling earrings.
Her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 39, who she shares one-year-old daughter Sienna with, looked equally sophisticated in a navy suit and a light blue tie.
Meanwhile, Zara – arriving alongside her dapper husband Mike – teamed her look with court heels 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 is where Amber Heard was seen partying during the High Court in Johnny Depp’s libel suit against a paper last year.
Prince William, who was seen enjoying a night with friends at the club in November, is also said to be a member of 61-year-old Etonian Birley’s secretive member’s only club 5 Hertford Street.
Joining costs £1,800 a year and members – rumoured to include Harry Styles, Margot Robbie, Mick Jagger and numerous royals – need to be recommended by a proposer and a seconder.
Prince Andrew was wearing a tightly-fitting white shirt and patterned dark blue tie
Princess Eugenie is heavily pregnant with her second child, which is expected later this summer
She arrived at the fancy Mayfair club, which had a floral arch at the entrance to greet the royals
Her sister Princess Beatrice’s husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi sported a charming pale blue tie and navy suit
Ever-fashionable Princess Anne wore a pair of shiny black heels and a red, white and blue cravat ahead of the coronation
Lady Louise was a picture of elegance as she wore an intricate paisleyesque dress while striding ahead of her brother
In the summer of 2020 following lockdown, Birley, who is known as the ‘king of clubs’ spent millions of his own money to lure members back to his fashionable Mayfair nightspots.
The mogul gifted every member of 5 Hertford Street and Oswald’s a free meal up to the value of £500 – an offer which lasted until Christmas, with members allowed to bring as many guests as they like.
There are understood to be at least 3,000 members of the two clubs so it could have set Birley back more than £1.5 million.
Robin, the son of Lady Annabel Goldsmith and late club owner Mark Birley, opened 5 Hertford Street in 2012 and it soon became London’s most exclusive watering hole.
Based in a labyrinthine townhouse, it’s decorated like a bohemian stately home and members are charged fees of about £2,500 a year.
Robin Birley bears facial scars left by a tiger that attacked him at a family friends’ private zoo when he was just 12.
The businessman made headlines in 2019 after it was claimed that he funded Boris Johnson’s campaign to become prime minister.
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