Duchess of York supports Prince Andrew at [email protected] event
Britain’s Duchess of York supported her ex-husband Prince Andrew at his [email protected] event on Monday (02.11.15).
The 56-year-old royal, who divorced the Duke in 1996 but has remained on good terms with him, rallied around her ex-spouse at St James’ Palace in London as he hosted the fourth installment of his entrepreneur programme.
The flame-haired beauty appeared to be in her element as she wandered around the official residence of the sovereign in her figure-hugging dress while chatting to guests.
The former couple’s eldest daughter Princess Beatrice, 27, was also in attendance and seemed to be enjoying herself, although her sister Eugenie, 25, was nowhere to be seen.
Prince Andrew – the son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip – launched the scheme, which invites 42 youngsters to perfect their inventions before a shortlist is invited to pitch a business idea to a large group of investors, earlier this year.
He said previously: “It’s dead simple. I felt that venture capital was not investing in early stage activity. It comes out of mitigating risk rather than looking at the individual and the idea, and accepting that the idea may change.
“I called in a few people from the venture capital world – yes, quite a few from Cambridge – the idea was for a member of the Royal Family to be an accelerant. [email protected] is an enabling device to bring small businesses and entrepreneurs in contact with these people. I take no cut.”