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Princess Beatrice attends a private view for the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

Princess Beatrice attends a private view for the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

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Princess Beatrice attends a private view for the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

Princess Beatrice attends a private view for the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

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Britain's Princess Beatrice poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Gala' at the Victorian & Albert Museum

Britain's Princess Beatrice poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Gala' at the Victorian & Albert Museum

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Cressida Bonas arrives at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala at the V&A, presented by American Express and Kering on March 12, 2015 in London

Cressida Bonas arrives at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala at the V&A, presented by American Express and Kering on March 12, 2015 in London

Princess Beatrice poses for photographers upon arrival at the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Gala exhibition

Princess Beatrice poses for photographers upon arrival at the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Gala exhibition

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Princess Beatrice attends a private view for the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

Princess Beatrice has ditched the demure look.

The sixth in line to the British throne joined a host of A-list celebrities at last night's private preview of the  "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum.

And she was joined by her BFF, rising Hollywood star and Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas.

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Britain's Princess Beatrice poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Gala' at the Victorian & Albert Museum

Britain's Princess Beatrice poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Gala' at the Victorian & Albert Museum

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Britain's Princess Beatrice poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Gala' at the Victorian & Albert Museum

She opted for a black velvet gown with a plunging neckline and high slit as she posed for photographers on the red carpet.

It makes for a stark contrast to her normally pared back wardrobe for official appearances.

Cressida, on the other hand, covered up in a hippie style silk dress with floral appliqué and her hair worn in a '70s feathered style.

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Princess Beatrice poses for photographers upon arrival at the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Gala exhibition

Princess Beatrice poses for photographers upon arrival at the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Gala exhibition

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Princess Beatrice poses for photographers upon arrival at the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Gala exhibition

Other famous faces at the event included Victoria and David Beckham, supermodels Naomi Campbell and Eric O'Connor, Kate Moss and husband Jamie Hince and Poppy Delevingne, among others.

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Cressida Bonas arrives at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala at the V&A, presented by American Express and Kering on March 12, 2015 in London

Cressida Bonas arrives at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala at the V&A, presented by American Express and Kering on March 12, 2015 in London

Cressida Bonas arrives at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala at the V&A, presented by American Express and Kering on March 12, 2015 in London

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