Sister act! Princess Eugenie joins James Blunt to mark the start of a charity cycle ride in London – while Princess Beatrice delivers a speech in New York

  • Princess Eugenie, 29, officially started a charity cycle ride in London yesterday 
  • She joined James Blunt, 45, and wife Sofia, 36, at the start of the race
  • Beatrice, 31, gave speech at WICT Leadership Conference in New York yesterday
  • She spent the weekend in Italy with boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Eugenie joined friend James Blunt at a charity cycle ride in London yesterday - while Princess Beatrice carried out her own solo engagement in New York. 

Eugenie, 29, joined the singer, 45, and his wife Sofia, 36, at the start line of the London to Morocco cycle ride, in honour of the Blue Marine Foundation. 

Meanwhile Beatrice, 31, was on the other side of the pond to deliver a speech at the Women in Cable Telecommunications Leadership Conference.

It marked a change of pace for Beatrice, who was spotted with boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Italy's exclusive Amalfi Coast over the weekend. 

Princess Eugenie, 29, yesterday joined singer James Blunt, 45, and his wife Sofia, 36, at the start line of the London to Morocco cycle ride, in honour of the Blue Marine Foundation

Princess Eugenie, 29, yesterday joined singer James Blunt, 45, and his wife Sofia, 36, at the start line of the London to Morocco cycle ride, in honour of the Blue Marine Foundation 

Princess Beatrice delivered a speech at the Women in Cable Telecommunications Leadership Conference on Tuesday, pictured

Princess Beatrice delivered a speech at the Women in Cable Telecommunications Leadership Conference on Tuesday, pictured

Look blooming beautiful like Beatrice wearing The Vampire's Wife

Princess Beatrice is clearly a big fan of The Vampire's Wife. This is the second time we've spotted her in this amazing floral print frock, plus she also wore one of the brand's dresses to Ellie Goulding's wedding a couple of weeks ago!

You've probably heard of The Vampire's Wife since famous fans of their frilly dresses include Jennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie, Jodie Comer, Sienna Miller and Charlotte Riley. The list goes on!

We love the ditsy floral print and tiered skirt on this midi, which Bea teamed with a pair of Carvela T-strap heels and a Cartier bracelet.

Tempted to copy this look for yourself? The 'Veneration' dress is now reduced in the MATCHESFASHION.COM sale so click (right) to snap it up before it sells out.

Or flirt with florals for less with the help of our edit below. This dress by Hope & Ivy has got a very Vampire's Wife-esque vibe to it...

* PRICES MAY NOT BE AS ADVERTISED

Eugenie looked smart in a black shirt dress and chunky waist belt as she officially launched the ride alongside the Blunts, who are close friends of the royal family. 

Both James and Sofia were guests at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May last year, and Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October. 

The ride sees cyclists take a one-day, three-day, six-day or eight-day route from London to Monaco to raise money for the Blue Marine Foundation, which works to tackle the issue of overfishing around the world.   

Eugenie is a passionate advocate of environmental causes and even ensured her own royal wedding was 'plastic free'. 

Eugenie (centre left) looked smart in a black shirt dress and chunky waist belt as she officially launched the ride alongside the Blunts (centre right), who are close friends of the royal family

Eugenie (centre left) looked smart in a black shirt dress and chunky waist belt as she officially launched the ride alongside the Blunts (centre right), who are close friends of the royal family 

Beatrice was similarly polished as she spoke about female leadership at the WICT Leadership Conference And Touchstones Luncheon at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square.

The royal re-wore a favourite £1,525 patterned dress from the Vampire's Wife for the engagement. She paired the eye-catching frock with Kurt Geiger heels.

The princess was the picture of confidence as she delivered the speech to guests including Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, best-selling author Gloria Feldt, and the actress Shannon Lee. 

Beatrice re-wore a favourite £1,525 patterned dress from the Vampire's Wife for the engagement yesterday, pictured. She paired the eye-catching frock with Kurt Geiger heels

Beatrice re-wore a favourite £1,525 patterned dress from the Vampire's Wife for the engagement yesterday, pictured. She paired the eye-catching frock with Kurt Geiger heels 

Maria Brennan, Princess Beatrice of York and Michelle Ray pose together in New York last night

Maria Brennan, Princess Beatrice of York and Michelle Ray pose together in New York last night 

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Princess Beatrice of York, Gloria Feldt, Sameer Deen, Shannon Lee, Wasfia Nazreen and Beth Plummer at the WICT Leadership Conference And Touchstones Luncheon in New York yesterday

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Princess Beatrice of York, Gloria Feldt, Sameer Deen, Shannon Lee, Wasfia Nazreen and Beth Plummer at the WICT Leadership Conference And Touchstones Luncheon in New York yesterday 

Maria Brennan, Princess Beatrice of York, Sameer Deen, Wasfia Nazreen, Shannon Lee, Marge Jackson, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Gloria Feldt and Susan Anable at the WICT conference

Maria Brennan, Princess Beatrice of York, Sameer Deen, Wasfia Nazreen, Shannon Lee, Marge Jackson, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Gloria Feldt and Susan Anable at the WICT conference

Her work was later praised on Instagram by proud mother Sarah Ferguson, who wrote: 'So proud of Beatrice and her public speaking.' 

The royal has had a jet-set week, having been spotted with her millionaire property mogul boyfriend on the Amalfi Coast on Sunday. 

The couple looked 'very much in love' as they arrived by private chartered boat at the exclusive clifftop village of Positano.  

Princesses Eugenie and Princes Eugenie delivers busy with royal engagements

The comments below have not been moderated.

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

We are no longer accepting comments on this article.