The event was once against postponed in 2021, and took place on Monday 13 September. But this year, it returns to its traditional spot on the social calendar and is taking place on Monday 2 May.
While in the past the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit – as the Met Gala is officially known – has attracted the likes of supermodels, Hollywood A-listers and fashion royalty, it has also seen a number of real royals grace its famous grand entrance stairs.
Princess Beatrice – the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York – joined the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and Blake Lively at 2018’s event, which had the theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion And The Catholic Imagination.”
For the occasion, 30-year-old Beatrice wore a violet Grecian-style ball gown courtesy of Alberta Ferretti.
But she wasn’t the first royal to attend the glamorous event. In 1996, Princess Diana made her mark at the Met Gala wearing a navy slip dress designed by John Galliano for Dior and a seven-strand pearl necklace with sapphires and diamonds.
Click through our gallery to see all the royals who have attended the Met Gala.
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