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Princess Eugenie joins friends for a night out at David Beckham’s pub in west London

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Princess Eugenie channelled autumn chic this weekend as she joined her friends for a cosy night out at The Walmer Castle pub in west London.

The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, who welcomed her first child, August Brooksbank, in February this year with husband Jack, 35, looked the picture of cosy in a floor length red coat with strappy heels and little black dress.

Eugenie was joined by husband Jack and a group of well-dressed friends at the pub, which is owned by David Beckham and Guy Ritchie.

Her appearance comes as The Queen, 95,  was admitted to King Edward VII’s on Wednesday afternoon and stayed there overnight for tests following the cancellation of her trip to Northern Ireland.     

But the royal family have kept calm and carried on since the hospital admission, with Eugenie’s cousin Prince William spotted taking his family to Heathrow airport this week. 

The Queen's granddaughter, 31, who welcomed her first child, August Brooksbank, in February this year with husband Jack, 35, looked the picture of cosy in a floor length red coat with strappy heels and little black dress.

Princess Eugenie channelled autumn chic this weekend as she joined her friends for a cosy night out at The Walmer Castle pub in west London. The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, who welcomed her first child, August Brooksbank, in February this year with husband Jack, 35, looked the picture of cosy in a floor length red coat with strappy heels and little black dress

Eugenie was joined by husband Jack (back right) and a group of well-dressed friends at the pub, which is owned by David Beckham and Guy Ritchie

Eugenie was joined by husband Jack (back right) and a group of well-dressed friends at the pub, which is owned by David Beckham and Guy Ritchie

Eugenie's appearance comes as The Queen, 95, was admitted to King Edward VII’s on Wednesday afternoon and stayed there overnight for tests following the cancellation of her trip to Northern Ireland

Eugenie’s appearance comes as The Queen, 95, was admitted to King Edward VII’s on Wednesday afternoon and stayed there overnight for tests following the cancellation of her trip to Northern Ireland

Eugenie, who is the daughter or Prince Andrew, 61, and Sarah Ferguson, 62,  normally frequents exclusive members only clubs, but seemed completely at ease this weekend in the unassuming celebrity-owned club.  

Joining Eugenie was  some very well-heeled friends including Julia Wynn and Julian Michal Isaacs, Viscount Erleigh the son of The Marquess of Reading.  

Showing off her natural beauty, Eugenie tied her red hair back into a low bun and kept her make-up light and natural.

Sporting a midi-black shift dress, the Princess appears to have cemented her style credentials adding a golden hoop and small black bag. 

Eugenie normally frequents exclusive members only clubs, but seemed completely at ease this weekend in the unassuming celebrity-owned club Eugenie is pictured leaving the pub

Eugenie normally frequents exclusive members only clubs, but seemed completely at ease this weekend in the unassuming celebrity-owned club

Showing off her natural beauty, Eugenie tied her red hair back into a low bun and kept her make-up light and natural

Showing off her natural beauty, Eugenie tied her red hair back into a low bun and kept her make-up light and natural

Adding a touch of glamour, the mother-of-one teetered with black strappy heels as she chatted with a group of pals.

In 2018, David Beckham paid £3 million for the pub which his near his Holland Park home with his friend Guy Ritchie. 

The royal recently followed in the footsteps of her cousins Prince Harry and Prince William, by launching an urgent plea for people to protect the Earth’s oceans. 

 Eugenie  is an ambassador of the Blue Marine Foundation, hailed the ocean as ‘the best natural solution we have to climate change on the planet’. 

Sporting a midi-black shift dress, the Princess appears to have cemented her style credentials adding a golden hoop and small black bag

Sporting a midi-black shift dress, the Princess appears to have cemented her style credentials adding a golden hoop and small black bag

In 2018, David Beckham paid £3 million for the pub which his near his Holland Park home with his friend Guy Ritchie

In 2018, David Beckham paid £3 million for the pub which his near his Holland Park home with his friend Guy Ritchie

The night out comes as Buckingham Palace was accused yesterday of misleading the nation over the state of the Queen's health.

The night out comes as Buckingham Palace was accused yesterday of misleading the nation over the state of the Queen’s health.

The royal co-wrote a piece for Spear’s Magazine, which has been produced in partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation, with Clare Brook, CEO of the foundation.

It’s been a rocky month for Eugenie, who’s father Prince Andrew has been embroiled in a scandal over his friendship with paedophile financer Jeffrey Epstein.   

The night out comes as Buckingham Palace was accused yesterday of misleading the nation over the state of the Queen’s health.  

Commentators including BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell questioned whether the palace had undermined public trust by failing to reveal she had been taken to hospital. 

The palace’s communications team told journalists the Queen had remained at Windsor Castle.  

Joining Eugenie was some very well-heeled friends including Julia Wynn and Julian Michal Isaacs, Viscount Erleigh the son of The Marquess of Reading

Joining Eugenie was some very well-heeled friends including Julia Wynn and Julian Michal Isaacs, Viscount Erleigh the son of The Marquess of Reading

Eugenie chatted with friends in the pub and left with a group of girlfriends at the end of the evening

Eugenie chatted with friends in the pub and left with a group of girlfriends at the end of the evening

All smiles! Eugenie looked delighted to see her pals in the pub with them sipping on beer and wine for the night out

All smiles! Eugenie looked delighted to see her pals in the pub with them sipping on beer and wine for the night out

However on Thursday night – more than 24 hours later – it confirmed she had been taken to the private hospital in London.

Unusually, the royal standard remained flying at Windsor on Wednesday, even after the Queen had left. 

The flag represents the sovereign and is flown only when she is present.

A royal source denied it was kept aloft as part of a cover-up and said the standard did not move to every building she visited. 

The source said Windsor had remained the Queen’s residence, despite the overnight trip. Mr Witchell insisted journalists – and the public – ‘weren’t given the complete picture’. 

He added: ‘The problem, it seems to me, is that rumour and misinformation always thrive in the absence of proper, accurate and trustworthy information.   

Keeping it cool: Eugenie looked all natural as she met with friends at the celeb-haunt in Notting Hill

Keeping it cool: Eugenie looked all natural as she met with friends at the celeb-haunt in Notting Hill

Eugenie looked delighted at The Walmer Castle in Notting Hill. She was joined by a group of well-heeled pals and her husband Jack

Eugenie looked delighted at The Walmer Castle in Notting Hill. She was joined by a group of well-heeled pals and her husband Jack

Eugenie's outing came amid concerns for The Queens health after tests in hospital. She is pictured in the Notting Hill haunt

Eugenie’s outing came amid concerns for The Queens health after tests in hospital. She is pictured in the Notting Hill haunt

Peter Hunt, a royal commentator and former BBC journalist, claimed there had been a ‘failed attempt’ to cover up the hospital admission. 

He said: ‘The media’s faith in the veracity of royal communications will have been sorely tested by the failed attempt to hide the fact the Queen spent a night in hospital. Buckingham Palace can ill afford a breakdown in trust, given all they’re dealing with.’

Palace officials are generally reluctant to disclose information relating to health matters because the Royal Family is entitled to privacy and medical confidentiality.

But updates are usually provided if a senior royal is admitted to hospital, and the health of the monarch is of constitutional significance. As head of state, the Queen’s health has been subject to intense scrutiny, which increases as she gets older.

The revelation that she had needed to be seen by specialists in hospital – her first overnight stay for eight years – has fuelled public concern about her health.    

The royal - who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson - looked delighted as she chatted with mates

The royal – who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson – looked delighted as she chatted with mates

All cosy! Eugenie's friend's cuddled up to her as she sported a cosy blue woolly cap to protect herself from London's autumnal chill

All cosy! Eugenie’s friend’s cuddled up to her as she sported a cosy blue woolly cap to protect herself from London’s autumnal chill 

Mr Witchell told BBC Breakfast: ‘We are told that she’s back at Windsor Castle, undertaking light duties. Well, we must hope that we can place reliance on what the palace is telling us.’ Royal expert and biographer Ingrid Seward said: ‘They did mislead the media. I think they were trying to protect the Queen, because she would not have wanted a fuss, but it was misleading.’

Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, added: ‘The Queen does have a right to a certain degree of privacy, but on the other hand she’s head of state.

‘So does that entitle us to know exactly what ailments she may or may not have? It’s a very difficult one to get the balance right for the satisfaction of everybody.’

The Queen was discharged from hospital on Thursday and is now expected to remain in Windsor, where doctors have told her to rest. Buckingham Palace has not disclosed the nature of the tests carried out at King Edward VII’s and it is not known whether she will need any further examination or treatment. 

She was taken from Windsor to hospital by car rather than by helicopter, and was expected to stay for a short period while she was seen by specialists. The decision to admit her overnight was taken for ‘practical reasons’, a source said.

A royal spokesman said on Thursday night : ‘Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor at lunchtime [on Thursday], and remains in good spirits.’

The day before there was no mention of hospital. A senior royal aide argued that the monarch was entitled to privacy on medical issues and the palace had never given a ‘running commentary’ on her health. They maintained that tests and preliminary investigations should be kept private.

And they said that had she gone in for a more serious reason the public would probably have been told. However in 2018 the Queen secretly had surgery to remove a cataract.

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