By JONATHAN PETRE
Lady in red: Pippa dazzles in this strikingly low-cut red designer gown for a night at a charity boxing match
It was already a sultry evening - and these friends of the Royals turned up the heat when they arrived in strikingly similar low-cut designer gowns for a charity boxing ball last night.
But Prince William’s sister-in-law Pippa Middleton, his former girlfriend Jecca Craig and ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell might have been wishing they had exchanged fashion notes before they turned out for the occasion in Central London – they each wore a shimmering red dress with plunging neckline.
However, the clash did not stop Pippa and Geri – who sat at neighbouring tables – chatting to each other. They appeared to be ‘getting on like a house on fire’, according to one observer.
Red-faced? It would seem Geri Halliwell and Jecca Craig also had the same idea as they revealed astonishingly-similar looks for the glamorous night
Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy, wearing a metal-blue off-the-shoulder gown, was also there, showing off her tan at the event which featured a series of amateur boxing bouts. One of the fighters was Hugh van Cutsem, a childhood friend of the Princes.
Princess Beatrice, in a floral gown, and her sister Princess Eugenie were among the revellers, though the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who attended the ball three years ago, did not make an appearance. Prince Harry also had other plans.
Blue blood (well, almost): Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy wore a shimmering metal-blue off-the-shoulder gown, as did Holly Branson (middle) while Princess Beatrice opted for a floral number
Knees-up: Sam Branson and Isabella Calthorpe arrive at the charity boxing match while Princess Eugenie looked chic in a floor-length black gown