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Princess Beatrice accused of breaking Covid rules at restaurant ‘work meeting’

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Princess Beatrice allegedly broke coronavirus rules at a restaurant with her pals – who joked she should be “sent to the Tower”.

Beatrice, 32, was photographed at Isabel in Mayfair, west London, with five others from different households on December 9, The Sun reports.

Prince Andrew’s daughter was out with husband Edoardo Mozzi, 37, and four other guests – with the capital seemingly on the brink of Tier 3 restrictions.

Beatrice posed for a non socially distanced photo with Norwegian friend Peter Dundas, who said it was great to “catch up”.

The fashion designer uploaded a picture of the pair standing side by side on Instagram, boasting about the meeting to his 459,000 followers.

A spokesperson for Beatrice and Edoardo said they were attending a “business development dinner”.

Under Tier 2 restrictions, business meetings and lunches can take place indoors with people from different households.

However, one onlooker said: “It looked like a very social event to me.

“Bea should be setting a better example. I couldn’t believe my eyes. If the Royal Family can’t get coronavirus rules right, what hope for the rest of us?

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"Beatrice and her friends were laughing, joking and enjoying themselves all evening.”

They added: “One of my pals saw her and started joking, ‘Orf with her head’ and ‘Send her to the Tower’.

"But there is a very serious side to this and Beatrice deserves a ticking off. Posing shoulder to shoulder for photos is a big no-no.

“We’re going backwards in London in the fight against coronavirus and high-profile people behaving with such a cavalier attitude to the ­pandemic are part of the problem.”

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A spokesperson for the couple told the Daily Star: “This was a mid-week Wednesday evening, work-related, business development dinner, it was held in compliance with all government guidelines, the dinner was held in the early evening and all parties left in good time before the government curfew. Strick masks were worn in line with the government advice.”

A manager at the restaurant declined to comment specifically on Beatrice’s meal, but told The Sun: “We have in place all the regulations the Government provided us.

“Obviously, we are not police. All we can do is ask guests if they live under the same roof. If we realise they don’t, we don’t take them.”

The Daily Star has approached the restaurant and Peter Dundas for comment.

  • Princess Beatrice
  • Royal Family
  • Coronavirus

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