The heartfelt meaning behind Princess Beatrice's Ascot handbag

The daughter of Prince Andrew stuns on day 4 of Royal Ascot

Laura Sutcliffe,

Princess Beatrice is loving Ascot this week – returning to the famous Berkshire racecourse for the fourth day running. She has worn a variety of fabulous outfits as she joined her grandmother the Queen at the world's most famous race event. Friday saw the beautiful redhead rocking a dove-grey dress by The Fold – the brand which Pippa Middleton put on the map when she wore a mint green dress by the label at the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Beatrice's dress retails at £365 and she teamed with a pair of high heel shoes by Russel and Bromley and a pink box bag by Pop and Suki. The bag has an extra-special meaning as it has the words 'Be Cool, Be Nice' embroidered on the front  in gold, which is actually a subtle nod to the anti-bullying campaign that the daughter of Prince Andrew helped to champion in 2017.

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Princess Beatrice carried the most gorgeous handbag by Pop and Suki

Speaking at Burberry's Be Cool, Be Nice Anti-bullying Campaign evening in February, the princess said: "Growing up, my experiences would be of people criticising and saying, you can’t do this or you can't do that."

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Beatrice joined her mother Sarah Ferguson at Ascot day 4

I think if I had something like 'Be Cool, Be Nice' when I was growing up, I would feel very, very different. I would feel support and I would feel like somebody was listening to me."

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She continued: "I think the [antibullying] campaign is really challenging the sector and bringing a new light to how we think about the online versus the off-line world. I think more young people need to have these conversations. They need to know it's OK."

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The sister of Eugenie has also been loving the high street store Kurt Geiger this week, wearing two pairs of shoes from the brand. Yesterday, the 29-year-old wore a pair of bright blue sling backs called the 'Stratten' which actually are down to £99 in the mid-season sale.

READ: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are stunning in monochrome dresses at Royal Ascot Ladies' Day

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