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Princess Eugenie nails Chanel runway look in chic tweed during surprise outing in Abu Dhabi

Sarah Ferguson’s daughter has travelled to the capital of the United Arab Emirates to visit an exhibition

Princess Eugenie wearing tweed dress and headband at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Faye James
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Princess Eugenie recently turned heads in a chic Chanel ensemble as the royal visited the Canvas Art Gallery at Abu Dhabi Art 2023. 

Her presence at the gallery was a significant affirmation of her commitment to the arts, as she explored the creative expressions of artists Bushra Waqas Khan and Wardha Shabbir.

Dressed in a classic Chanel tweed jacket paired with an elegant long black Zara skirt and Dune slingbacks, Princess Eugenie exuded a blend of royal grace and an art connoisseur's curiosity. 

Her hair was styled in loose waves and she kept her makeup neutral and paired back to enhance her natural beauty. 

Princess Eugenie at Canvas Art Gallery© Instagram
Princess Eugenie at Canvas Art Gallery

The 33-year-old royal, alongside Ali Jameel, showed a keen interest in the intricate processes and concepts behind the artworks, engaging deeply with the pieces on display. 

This engagement highlights her role in fostering artistic discourse, resonating with the mission of cultural institutions like the Jameel Arts Centre and Art Dubai.

Princes Eugenie engaged in conversation as she toured the art gallery© Instagram
Princes Eugenie engaged in conversation as she toured the art gallery

Princess Eugenie's deep-seated interest in art isn't a newfound pursuit as she recently spoke of her close relationship with Tracey Emin. 

 In a candid revelation, Eugenie shared on the White Wine Question Time podcast with Kate Thornton that she affectionately refers to the artist as 'Aunty Tracey,' a moniker born out of their shared experiences as English women carving out their paths in New York.

Eugenie has a love of art
Eugenie has a love of art

"She became Aunty Tracy because we would hang out in New York not really knowing anyone," Eugenie recalled, reflecting on their bond that was cemented over art discussions and shared meals. 

"I'd seen everything she'd done in 1997. I did art history at school and read about her," she added, marking the transition from studying Emin's work academically to knowing her personally.

The princess's foray into the New York art scene was marked by her stint at Paddle8, where she was not only professionally involved in the art world but also expanded her social circle to include art world stalwarts and celebrities. 

Through these experiences, Eugenie has built a profound understanding and appreciation for art, which continues to influence her royal engagements and personal endeavors.

Princess Eugenie attends the Christmas Day church service at St Mary's Church on December 25, 2008 in Sandringham, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)5:  © Chris Jackson
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Eugenie's reflections on her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her sister, Beatrice, reveal the foundational influence her family has had on her values and outlook. 

The late Queen's example of duty and compassion has been a guiding force for Eugenie, instilling in her the virtues of strength, kindness, and a sense of service.

"We learnt how to do things from her, as well as how to talk to people, how to stay strong and dutiful and kind; she really instilled in us a huge amount, and gosh, I'm lucky to have a bit of her in me," Eugenie expressed, paying homage to the late monarch's legacy.

Princess Eugenie on red carpet at Vogue World event © Getty Images
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Her relationship with Beatrice, too, is a source of strength and guidance. "My sister she is incredible. She's a great mum I always ring her, I ring her for nearly everything," Eugenie shared, highlighting the close-knit bond they share.

Eugenie's mother, Sarah Ferguson, has also played a pivotal role in shaping her philanthropic spirit. 

"My mum really grounded me... Her example is definitely something I live by. Same goes really for my grandmother. She was so, she was just one of the best people in the world," Eugenie fondly recounted.

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