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Princess Beatrice narrowly avoids run-in with ex-boyfriend Dave Clark

The former couple dated for ten years

Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark
Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
29 March 2023
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Princess Beatrice enjoyed an evening out on Tuesday in the exclusive Mayfair district of London.

The 34-year-old was snapped outside a restaurant as she walked with a friend to Curzon Street. Smiling broadly, Beatrice looked chic in a long black overcoat teamed with a matching clutch and boots.

Princess Beatrice smiles as she is spotted leaving a Mayfair restaurant
Princess Beatrice was seen leaving a Mayfair restaurant

She wore her long auburn hair loose down her back and opted for natural, fresh makeup.

And it seems that she might well have crossed paths with her ex-boyfriend of ten years, Dave Clark.

Princess Beatrice's ex boyfriend Dave Clark spotted at same restaurant as royal
Dave Clark was spotted moments later with an unidentified friend

The pair were seen exiting the same restaurant just a few minutes apart, although there is no suggestion they dined together, and they went in separate directions with their plus ones.

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Beatrice and Dave dated for a decade until 2016. Both went on to find love; the Princess married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on 17 July 2020 and together they now share a daughter, Sienna, who was born on 18 September 2021. Watch Beatrice sweetly talk about her wedding for the first time here...

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Dave, meanwhile, tied the knot with American advertising executive Lynn Anderson in July 2018.

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The couple tied the knot at Borgo Egnazia, a five-star coastal resort in Puglia, said to be one of the most luxurious hotels in southern Italy with a golf course and two private beaches. It's the same venue Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel chose for their nuptials in 2012.

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At the start of 2020, Dave and Lynn moved back to the UK from New York after Lynn got a new job at news website Tortoise Media. 

Dave, who still shares many mutual friends with Princess Beatrice, works for a logistics company in the capital. 

It comes after Beatrice's mother Sarah Ferguson made some rare comments about Beatrice and her role as a mother to Sienna.

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Sarah has praised her daughters as new mothers

 "I love seeing my girls, who are exceptional. Full stop, they're exceptional."

"Then on top of that, these two little... baby Eugenie, baby Beatrice, they're looking at me with the big eyes. They look like my girls," she said of her grandchildren. "August is teaching me to play trains and diggers. And Sisi [Sienna] is just mini Beatrice, and she gets little pink tutus, because Beatrice likes to dress her up like Barbie."

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